Ames Public Library
Friends Foundation

Ames Public Library

The Ames Public Library Friends Foundation (APLFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps support Ames Public Library through volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy.

or mail to: APLFF
PO Box 1832
Ames, IA 50010

What does the APL Friends Foundation do?

  • Spreads the word about library programs, resources, and services.
  • Raises funds to enhance the Library by providing seed money for new library collections and initiatives.
  • Sponsors programs such as book discussions, exhibits, music, readings, and other performances.
  • Manages Literary Grounds.
  • Holds semi-annual used book sales.
  • Holds monthly special book sales.
  • Volunteers to help in the Library.
  • Promotes literacy.

APL Friends Foundation Board of Directors

Mavis Butler, Library Trustee

Stevin Dahl

Jennifer Garst, Secretary/Treasurer

Marcia Imsande

Jane Johnson

Amy Juhnke

Roger Kluesner

Jere Maddux

Jean Meek

Monica Porter,
Vice President

Molly Redenbaugh

Jon Sargent, President

Kevin Stow, Library Trustee

Steve Sullivan

Ex-Officio Directors

Lynne Carey, Library Director

Sarah Bohlke, Volunteer Coordinator

Lukas Daniels, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Mya Gibbons, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair


Contact Us

For more information,
call (515) 239-5632
or e-mail