Friends of the Library


Above: The 2019 Friends of the Library Officers
Back row, from left to right: Cindy Lucas, Rich Burkholder, Geraldine Gerber, Nancy Chrismer.
Front row, from left to right: Karen Haas, Pam Clark, Sally Switzer

State funding for the Juniata County Library continues to lag, while 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.  Two years ago we did just that!

Since then we have had 17 Friends convert their memberships to the Lifetime level at renewal time.  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.  If you are interested in becoming a Lifetime Member, simply indicate it on your 2020 Membership form and return it with your check.  You will receive a recognition letter and Lifetime Member card.