Two scholarships are offered annually to members of the Kansas City Public Library staff to attend the annual American Library Association (ALA) national conference. And we support the Bradbury Speaker Series.
Be a Friend and join the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the library through outreach and advocacy efforts.
Friends book sales provide monetary gifts to each branch library to encourage love of reading and life-long learning by expanding non-budgeted library programs.
The Friends offer a myriad of volunteer opportunities from staffing book sales to hosting library events. The Friends specialty book sales – Children’s, Gardening, and Cookbooks – are popular, as are the monthly summer book sales at the City Market.
Join the Friends and meet other members at social gatherings and through monthly tours of local historical libraries: Linda Hall Library, WW I Museum, Midwest Genealogy Center, Nelson Gallery of Art, and our Central Library. Involvement with the Friends contributes to a gem of a library full of information and entertainment.
Basic Membership $25
- Friends Quarterly Newsletter
- Friends-sponsored Tours
- Social Gatherings
- Annual Meeting & Party
- Discounts at Friends Book Sales
Family Membership $40
- All the benefits of Basic Membership for the family
Contributor Membership $100
- All the benefits of a Family Membership plus:
- Invitations for Two persons to select Library events
Benefactor Membership $500
- All the benefits of the Contributor Membership plus:
- Invitations for Four persons to select Library events
- Two-year Friends’ membership
Fill out the online Friends of the Library Membership Application  and pay with credit card or check.
Or you can pick up a membership brochure from any KC Public Library and mail your check payable to:
Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 30447
Kansas City, MO 64112
Call 816-701-3468 for more information or e-mail: email@example.com .