ePay for Friends of the Library membership

Outstanding public libraries of all sizes know that the difference between very good service and excellent service is often through the efforts of their Friends organizations. Here at the Kansas City Public Library, the Friends have been an integral part of the system for over 20 years, and hope to continue for many years.

By joining the Friends, you can help provide that margin of excellence. Through kiosk sales, regular book sales, membership fees, online merchandising, and other fundraising programs, the Friends help to pay for library items not otherwise covered by other means. Investments in displays, children's learning materials, upgraded information technologies, and even something as seemingly small as a soft rug for listeners to sit on while listening to a story are all part of our goal to enhance learning and the discovery of new worlds for the library society.

Besides that, the Friends help in funding scholarships for MLA students and pay for expenses to send library representatives to the annual ALA conference. As well, the Friends co-sponsor The Bradbury Speaker Series, which has in the past featured a long list of respected and renown personalities such as Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Isabelle Allende, Caroline Kennedy, John Updike, and many more.

Your membership is critical to the continuation of all these projects, as well as more to come as individuals and committees generate fresh ideas to take the Friends to new heights. Just as important as your dues is your time and expertise as a volunteer, helping on any of almost of dozen projects and programs needing more and more recruits every year.

Interested in joining?

Please make checks payable to:
Friends of the Kansas City Public Library
Post Office Box 30447
Kansas City, MO 64112


Basic Membership $25

  • Invitations to Script-in-Hand receptions
  • Quarterly newsletter

Basic Plus Membership $40

  • All the benefits of Basic Membership for two individuals living at the same address

Contributor Membership $100

  • All the benefits of Basic Plus Membership, plus
  • An invitation to a select Library event

Benefactor Membership $500

  • All the benefits of the Contributor Membership, plus
  • Two invitations to a select Library event
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