Welcome to Friends of Prescott Public Library

Each year the library staff provides the Board of the Friends with a funding request.  These funds are used to cover costs of programs, supplies and other support, but not for staff salaries and benefits; those costs remain the responsibility of the City.  Through your donations alone, Friends of the Prescott Public Library has raised over $225,510 for the library over the last two years.

Our mission is to enhance the library through fundraising, advocacy, and volunteerism

We Need Your Support

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Our Impact

There are Friends of the library and then there are the Friends.  The Friends were organized to help a good library become even better. Since its founding in 1968, the Friends of the Prescott Public Library have raised enough money to enhance Prescott’s Living Room.  The Friends also accept and administer funds given to the benefit of the library. Membership dues, donations of books and magazines and contributions and bequests turn into counteless library services and Friends of the Prescott Public Library programs.  It’s magic.

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Amount raised in donations
from Individuals
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Donations Made
Books Sold
The friends have made
in Book Sales (Including Amazon book sales)

Statistics are from the last fiscal year (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022)

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Board of Directors


William Arnold, President

Barb Collins, Vice President

Mike Gulley, Secretary

Dawn Zintel, Treasurer 

Lindsay Glanzer

Rosie Hartner

Deb McCasland

Shannon Rosenbaltt

David Sahady

Mike Seifert

Tania Sheldahl

Janet Steven

Shawn Trobia


Please contact Bill at williamarnol@gmail.com to join our team!