Friends of the Library

Welcome!

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

Become A Member

Membership Benefits:

  • Membership dues help enhance the library you already love!

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

Membership Dues
Student $5.00
Senior Citizen (65+) $5.00
Individual $10.00
Family $20.00
Business/Organization $25.00
Contributor $50.00
Sustainer $100.00
Hours

Hebron Public Library Friends Hours

  • Friends book cart available during normal library hours.

Kouts Public Library Friends Hours

  • Friends book cart available during normal library hours.

Portage Public Library Friends Hours

  • Friends book sale wall available during normal library hours.

South Haven Public Library Friends Hours

  • Friends book sale wall available during normal library hours.

Valparaiso Public Library Friends Hours

  • Wednesday’s 12:30-6:30 pm.
  • Saturday’s 10:00-4:00 pm.
Volunteer

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

  • Internet Sales
  • 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.

Upcoming board meetings

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from 9:30am to 12:00pm in the Valparaiso Public Library board room

January 13 (Canceled)

February 10

March 10

April 14

May 12

June 9

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 13

November 10 

December 8

Donations
Book Sale Events

Valparaiso Public Library: TBA

Portage Public Library: TBA

South Haven Public Library: TBA

Hebron Public Library: TBA

Kouts Public Library: TBA

Basement Sale: TBA

Board Members

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

Genise Shumaker
President
Kathy Blackburn
Vice President
Joanne Doshan
Secretary
Mary Bradford
Treasurer
Dawn Curry
Member
Judy Hanson
Member
Cheryl Oestreich
Member
Sharon Stephens
Member
Dorothea Snyder
Member

Questions?

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