Ames Public Library
Friends Foundation

Catherine Noble  •  APLFF Development Director  •  (515) 239-5632

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.

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.
  • Volunteers to help in the Library.
  • Promotes literacy.

APL Friends Foundation Board of Directors

Jane Acker, Library Trustee

Andrea Anselman

Stevin Dahl

Dan Divine

Jennifer Garst

Marcia Imsande

Jane Johnson

Amy Juhnke, President

Roger Kluesner, Vice President

Jere Maddux

Jean Meek

Monica Porter

Jon Sargent, Secretary/Treasurer

Kevin Stow, Library Trustee

Steve Sullivan

Ex-Officio Directors

Catherine Noble, Development Director

Lynne Carey, Library Director

Sarah Bohlke, Volunteer Coordinator

Angela Dunkin, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Mya Gibbons, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Melissa Mundt, City Representative

Contact Us

For more information, contact Catherine Noble at (515) 239-5632 or