Friends of the Library

Porter County Library Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and promotes the library. Since 1985, they have raised over $750,000 for Porter County libraries! Here are just a few ways the library has used these funds:

  • Began offering ebooks and emagazines to patrons
  • Enabled the library to begin offering fax services
  • Paid for library programs so patrons could attend for free

Support Friends of the Library

Book Sale Events

Annual Meeting

October 16th, 2018

Hebron Public Library

February 21 – 24, 2018

August 22 – 25, 2018

Kouts Public Library

October 11 – 13, 2018

Portage Public Library

April 11 – 14, 2018

October 24 – 27, 2018

South Haven Public Library

May 16 – 19, 2018

Valparaiso Public Library

March 28 – 31, 2018

September 19 – 22, 2018

Become A Member

Membership Benefits:

  • First choice of book sale items at the Friends Preview Night.
  • Mailed a free copy of the library newsletter Between the Stacks.
  • Membership dues help enhance the library you already love!

Make checks payable to “Public Library Friends.” You can download and print an application.

Membership Dues
Student $2.00
Senior Citizen $3.00
Individual $5.00
Family $10.00
Business/Organization $25.00
Contributor $50.00
Sustainer $100.00

The Friends of the Library rely on volunteers! There are several ways you can volunteer, such as:

  • Working in library book sales
  • Working in the Friends of the Library book sale rooms
  • Preparing mailings
  • Caring for library materials.

Visit a book sale room or talk to your local library staff if you are interested in volunteering with the Friends of the Library, or apply below.

Board Members

Board meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Valparaiso Library.

The Fall Program and Annual Meeting will be October 16, 2018.

Dawn Curry
Jeri Fork
Vice President
Cheryl Oestreich
Genise Shumacher
Kathy Blackburn
Mary Bradford
Lanette Carey
Linda Stevenson
Margaret Johnson


Looking to join the Friends of the Library? Our staff is happy to help you through the process of becoming a member or volunteer!