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Friends of the Finney County Public Library

Upcoming Friends events:


The Friends held their annual "Premium" book sale May 31 through June 9 in the meeting rooms of the Library. Thirty to thirty-five volunteers participated in the setup, staffing and take-down of the book sale including several members of the Library teen group who helped with the setup of the sale on May 30. Prices for the Book Store materials were reduced to equal the Book Sale prices. Proceeds from the sale totaled $3,454.18. It is estimated that the number of books sold was somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000.

In May, the Friends were presented a $500 check from the Garden City Noon Lions Club to partner in the purchase of additional Large Print and Audio Books for the Library. The Friends will formally vote to match the Lions donation at their quarterly meeting in August. This will be the 4th year that the Noon Lions Club and the Friends have collaborated on the acquisition of these materials.


FCPL Friends of the Library is an organization committed to supporting the Finney County Public Library, its projects and programs. An annual membership fee of $10 allows you to participate with this group of book and library enthusiasts.

Friends of the Library BookstoreVolunteers work together to organize and carry out book sales including the annual PREMIUM BOOK SALE which occurs in June to coincide with Beef Empire Days.

The Friends operate our Used Bookstore located within the Library. Volunteers keep the Bookstore stoked with the finest books from community donations.

The Friends of the Library were one of the initial supports of the Library Fund at the Western Kansas Community Foundation. The Friends contributions along with other generous donors have helped bring the value of the Library Fund to well over $100,000. The Library benefits each year from the earnings of the Fund.

Support the Friends of the Finney County Public Library with your membership! Join the Friends of the Library! Your help as a volunteer or by contributing dues can assist our Finney County Public Library in providing all the many services that you enjoy.

Friends of the Library membership dues are renewable each January. Our address is:

Friends of the Library
605 E Walnut
Garden City, KS 67846

Membership Dues:
Individual -$10
Family - $15
Patron - $25 or more