Friends of the Library

Above: The 2024 Friends of the Library Officers
From left to right: Richard Burkholder, Cindy Lucas, Deb Chambers, Karen Haas, Nancy Ramgatie, Ginny Haubert

The Friends meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM. in the Virginia Swartz Community Room in the lower level of the library.

State funding for the Juniata County Library continues to lag, while the use of the library has increased. Therefore the role of the Friends of the Library has become much more important! We are working hard to help the library reduce costs by volunteering to do various jobs. We are also working hard to raise money so that the library can continue to provide its usual services. We are doing this with our dues, and the money we raise from various fundraising activities. Help support great projects and efforts happening now!

With your support, the Friends of the Library have donated money for:

  • New computers for public use
  • Mobile hotspots that allow you to take the internet with you
  • New copiers that allow for color copying and mobile printing
  • Curtains for the entire building
  • A refinishing of the library's floors
  • New display shelves for the children's collection
  • Support of the children and adult summer reading programs

The Friends run the book sale here at the library and hold 3-4 sales a year. Click here to read more about the book sale.  

You can join the Friends of the Library by stopping into the library and filling out a brief slip or you can download the form by clicking here. You may also view and print/download the form below.

Through the years we were asked to create a Friends Lifetime Membership Level. Guess what: we did just that!

Many of our Friends have converted their memberships to the Lifetime Membership Level.  The good news is that these people never have to bother with the annual dues process again!  While that is a benefit to the Member, this Lifetime dues amount of $200 benefits the Library as it enables us to increase the amount of money available for their needs.