Friends of the Library

The Library Friends are volunteers who raise money for their respective libraries, primarily through book sales. Each is an independent, 501c3 organization and donations to the Friends groups are tax deductible. The funds raised through the book sales are used to enhance library services and collections.

The Friends accept donations of gently used books during library open hours. Donated materials are first reviewed for addition to the collection, before being sold. Call your library in advance if you plan to make a large donation.

Anyone can join the Friends. Members receive the library’s program guide in the mail and are admitted early to certain book sales.


Friends of the Columbia Public Library

Membership Brochure & Application
(573) 817-7110
P.O. Box 1267, Columbia, MO 65205-1267
cplpals@gmail.com

The Columbia Friends accept donations of hardback books, paperbacks, children’s books, videos, music CDs, audiobooks and DVDs (no magazines, please).

Book sale schedule:

  • Every first Wednesday of the month, Noon – 7 p.m.
  • Subsequent Wednesdays, noon – 3 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 9:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
  • Quarterly large book sales.

See all upcoming sales at the Columbia Public Library.


Friends of the Callaway County Public Library

Membership Form
(573) 642-7261
P.O. Box 853, Fulton, MO 65251

The Callaway Friends accept donations of books of all kinds.

Book sale schedule: Every month, alternating between lobby sales and bigger sales with early bird periods for members-only.

See all upcoming sales at the Callaway County Public Library.


Friends of the Southern Boone County Public Library

Membership Brochure & Application
(573) 657-7378
P.O. Box 258, Ashland, MO 65010

The Southern Boone County Friends accept donations of books of all kinds.

Book sale schedule: Buy used books anytime the library is open from the Friends cart. There are also various special sales.

See all upcoming sales at the Southern Boone County Public Library.