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Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library


The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library is a non-profie organization whose purpose is to foster closer relations between the library and the community by providing financial support to the library.  The Friends also serve to encourage the library's use as a center for educational, cultural, and civic life; and assist in improving and expanding library facilities, resources, and services.

How to Join

To join the Friends, pick up a membership form at the Jacksonville Public Library at 201 W. College Ave.

Membership Categories

Individual:  $10

Family:  $20

Lifetime:  $100


The Friends actively fundraise to support important library programs, such as the Summer Reading programs and the Garden Club, and to purchase needed equipment for the library.  Examples of our fundraising are the on-going "Bookstore Under the Stairs," frequent silent auctions, and the annual membership drive.

In addition, the Friends hold an annual Author of the Year contest, open to all residents of Morgan County, and present an annual "Best Friend of the Year" award.

Watch for our newsletter and social media posts for Friends activities you can join and support!

Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Board Members 2022-2023

President:  Siobhan Warren

Vice-President:  Linda Meece

Secretary:  Heidi Estabrook

Treasurer:  Marty Reid

Member:  Kelly Hartz

Member:  Mary Lou Lael

Member:  Emily Mueller

Member:  Don Pigg

Member:  Becky Williams