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Friends_Logo-488pxFriends of Jefferson County Public Library is a program of the Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF), a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting the programs of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) through advocacy and fundraising.

Friends cherish our Library, and we believe that JCPL is a valuable, essential and fundamental part of the community. Friends lend our voices, time and resources to ensure quality library services in Jefferson County, and lend our support to JCLF’s fundraising and advocacy efforts.

Friends play many roles by…

  • Volunteering time & talent
  • Helping us raise funds
  • Staffing the Whale’s Tale Books & Gift Shop
  • Advocating on behalf of JCPL
  • Promoting JCPL in the community
  • Providing leadership via the Friends’ Council
  • Assisting with book sales including the Whale of a Used Book Sales
  • Having Fun!

Benefits of Being a Friend

  • Satisfaction of knowing you are supporting the mission of Jefferson County Public Library
  • The Friends Footnotes newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Whale’s Tale Books & Gifts Shop
  • Free admission to Friends’ Preview Night at our spring and fall Whale of a Used Book Sales
  • Friends of JCPL 50%-off discount on Saturdays at both Whale Sales
  • Special invitations to Friends events

Friends Benefit JCPL

  • More than $100,000 gross profit from the Spring and Fall Whale of a Used Book Sales
  • Over $146,000 gross profit from Whale’s Tale Books & Gift bookstore and holiday sales
  • More than $3,600 raised from smaller book sales throughout the year
  • More than $10,600 raised from Annual Friends Memberships & Renewals
  • More than 450 members
  • More than 200 active volunteers
  • More than 20 Board, Council, Trustee and Committee Members
  • Provided 10,343 volunteer hours valued at $243,681.08

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