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

Jane Acker, Library Trustee

Mavis Butler, Library Trustee

Jennifer Garst, Secretary/Treasurer

Carolyn Klaus

Kathy Kramer

Jennie LeGates

Stacey Maifeld

Jere Maddux, President

Jean Meek

Monica Porter

Molly Redenbaugh

Jon Sargent

Steve Sullivan, Vice President

Michele Weiland

Ex-Officio Directors

Lynne Carey, Library Director

Sarah Bohlke, Volunteer Coordinator

Mya Gibbons, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Laura Kerton, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Benji Perry, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair


Contact Us

For more information, contact Elizabeth Beck:
515-239-5632 (office)
515-231-2393 (cell)