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Do you love the Library? Do you want to help make the Library a better place? Become a Friend of the Library! Contributions to the Friends go to support Summer Learning programs, Live at the Library and put materials on the shelves.

Memberships Available:

$10 Student/Senior (Under 18 or over 65)
$20 Individual
$40 Family
$75 Organization/business
$100 Sponsor
$150 Donor
$250 Benefactor

Click here to contribute to the Friends of the Library.

Our goals:

  • Increase the visibility of the Library
  • Add to the Library collection
  • Support Library activities and programs
  • Advocate for literacy and the Library

The Friends donates approximately $90,000 a year for books, media, funding of the Summer Reading Celebration, Live @ the Library concerts and other library projects. In addition, the Friends have helped build collections at all neighborhood libraries.


Summer Discovery Fact Sheet

Fund-raising activities include:

  • Beyond the Stacks: A fun, festive evening with dinner and auctions in April
  • Book Sales: the first weekend in May and the first weekend in November
  • Participation in Mitzvah Mall in December each year

A separate entity from the Public Library, the Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Tax I.D. #92-0110895.

Email us at with comments or questions.

Friends of the Library Board of Directors 
Mary Rasmussen, President
Kim Dunn Vice-president
Carol Sturgulewski, Secretary
Anna Breuninger, Treasurer
Stuart Burns
Sue Heinz
David Levy
Sarah McBryde

Toni McPherson
Liz O’Connell
Cathy Steen
Denise Yancey

Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 241325
Anchorage, AK 99524
Tax I.D. #92-0110295

Volunteer for Friends of the Library:

  • Beyond the Stacks – Join the BTS Organizing Committee or sign up to work the event. Contact Cathy Steen at
  • Book Sales – Volunteers needed to help price books, to sell books online, to help organize sales or to help distribute books to social service agencies and organizations in the community.


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