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
The Columbia Friends accept donations of hardback books, paperbacks, children’s books, music CDs, audiobooks and DVDs. (No magazines or VHS tapes, please.) Please limit your donations to a maximum of four boxes at a time.
The Columbia Friends hold 4 large weekend sales each year, themed First Wednesday Sales each month and smaller lobby sales every Wednesday and Saturday.
Friends of the Callaway County Public Library
P.O. Box 853, Fulton, MO 65251
The Friends of the Callaway County Public Library are unable to accept book donations until further notice.
Friends of the Southern Boone County Public Library
Membership Brochure & Application
P.O. Box 258, Ashland, MO 65010
The Friends of the Southern Boone County Public Library accept donations of hardback books, paperbacks, children’s books, music CDs, audiobooks and DVDs. (No magazines or VHS tapes, please.) Please limit your donations to a maximum of two boxes at a time.