Friends

Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library
The Friends are members of a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Bettendorf Public Library. The Friends contribute to the purchase of books and materials, to Library programs for adults and children, and to other expenditures beyond the Library's budget.

Funds are raised through an annual membership drive, two Book Fairs each year, collection of used books and magazines for re-sale, owning 
and operating a copier for Library patrons, and an annual Holiday Bazaar.

Meetings are held monthly at the Library, September through June, on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m.

For more information about volunteering with the Friends, contact the Bettendorf Public Library Volunteer Coordinator. For questions about the book fairs or bazaar, contact the Administrative Assistant at 563-344-4177.

Friends memberships can be purchased at the Book Fairs, or at the Service Desk at the Library.  The application can be also downloaded for printing here and mailed to the Library at 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA  52722.  Individual memberships are $5 and a family membership is $10.

Current Friends News

The Friends wish to extend their thanks to all of the volunteers who worked to help make the April Book Fair a success! None of these efforts would be possible if not for the generosity of the community donating the materials to be sold and to those who attend the book fairs to purchase the items offered.

Do you have a lot of books or magazines that you no longer have room to house, but do not want to throw away? One solution: donate the items to the Friends. All book and magazine donations may be deposited during Library hours in the Friends area near the entrance to Dewey’s Café.

The Friends June meeting is Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm at the Library. The Friends do not meet in July and August and begin meeting again on Tuesday, September 3.