Friends Of The Library

MEET THE FRIENDS

The Friends of the Library is a group of community members dedicated to raising funds to support the Library. Our friends raise money for everything from basic supply needs, to special holiday decorations. We would not be where we are today without the loyalty and generosity of our friends! To date, The Friends have raised more than $290,000 since 1987. These funds have been used to purchase equipment, books, decorations and even the beautiful chandelier that hangs in the main lobby. All of their contributions help make our Library such a special place for all ages!

The Friends Fund Programs For:
Kids

The Friends love supporting projects and services for our kids!

Teens

The Friends supply important resources for our teen members.

Adults

Without the Friends, we wouldn't be able to do all that we do!

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FAQ

WHAT DO THE FRIENDS DO?

The friends of the HMMPL support the Library through donations and other significant contributions. Since 1978 the Friends have donated more than $290,000 to purchase basic and special items to make the Library a special destination for all ages!

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

New members are always welcome! The annual dues for an individual are $10 per year. To become a member, please fill out the application and bring it with you to the Library. You may also apply online here.

HOW DO I SHOP AMAZON WITH THE FRIENDS?

Another way to support the Friends is by shopping through our Amazon link. Before you start shopping with the Amazon link, please read the 6 Simple Steps for shopping with the Friends. Then, use this link for all of your Amazon.com purchases and the Friends of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library benefits! Amazon.com will donate up to 10% of your total purchases to the Friends.

WHAT CAN I DONATE?

Everyone can help the Friends through donations of gently used books, books on CD, music CDs, and DVDs. Donations may be dropped off at the Library and placed just inside the staff entrance, Door #4, on the Sixth Street side of the building. You can also use the donation box just inside the main entrance, Door #1, on Fifth Street. Staff at the Circulation Desk in the main lobby, if requested, will issue receipts.

WHAT CAN'T I DONATE?

Unfortunately, The Friends are unable to accept Reader’s Digest condensed books, textbooks more than 10 years old, travel books more than 3 years old, National Geographic magazines, moldy or musty books, and books that have been chewed or books that are wet.

HOW ELSE CAN I GET INVOLVED?

For more opportunities to get involved, you can attend one of our Book, Bake, and Craft sales. Please check the calendar for dates!

JOIN US

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Donate

Cash and check donations to the Friends of the Library may be dropped off at the Library’s Circulation Desk or mailed to Friends of the Library, 250 N. Fifth St., Zionsville, IN 46077.

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BOOK SALES

Books, Crafts, and Baked Goods

Support the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and have fun while doing it! Attend one of our book sales and grow your personal collection. We also sell crafts and baked goods. Proceeds support the Library. These funds are critical to the continued success of our programs and activities. See the calendar for upcoming dates. Stop by and pick up up a new book, delicious treat, or a unique craft.

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MEMBERSHIP

Join the Friends

The Friends are always looking for new members!

  • Junior membership, ages 5 – 13, is $5 per year (1 FREE admission to all Preview Parties)
  • Individual membership is $10 per year (1 FREE admission to all Preview Parties)
  • Family membership is $20 per year (2 FREE admissions to all Preview Parties)
  • Benefactor membership is $50 per year (4 FREE admissions to all Preview Parties)

If you are interested in joining The Friends, please click the button below and fill out the form. To see meeting dates, please see the calendar or contact a librarian for more information!

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MEETINGS

Get Involved

Fundraising takes planning! The Friends meet to discuss ways to increase donations and proceeds for the Library. Meetings take place to discuss these activities and other special event planning. Please see the calendar for dates. If you would like to learn more, follow us on Facebook.

FUNDRAISING

The Friends of the Library help raise funds for events, collect materials and even decorate the Library. We appreciate all of their generosity and encourage anyone who would like to help support the Library to contact the Friends! Fundraising efforts happen all year long at the Library. If you would like to get involved, please visit the support page for more information!

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CONTACT THE FRIENDS

Would you like to become a Friend? New members are always welcome. The Friends work tirelessly to serve the Library and the community as a whole. We hope you consider the Friends while enjoying all of the fun and educational resources the Library has to offer. For more information about meetings, dues, and what we do, reach out!

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