Welcome to Friends of Prescott Public Library

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

Each year the library staff provides the Board of the Friends wit 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 book sale and fundraising efforts, Friends of the Prescott Public Library provides approximately $120,000 annually to the library.

The Friends of the Prescott Public Library received an Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Yavapai County grant in the amount of $10,000 to use for the purchase of books and postage for Prescott Area Imagination Library (PAIL), an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

PAIL offers this service to children between birth and age 5 in Prescott area zip codes 86301, 86303, and 86305.

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We Need Your Support

MG_2857_440x340 Volunteer The Friends Book Sale, which is run by a dedicated staff of library volunteers, earns enough money annually to cover all of the children’s programming, and the majority of adult programming. Explore 3 women seated at a table with a man standing behind them Donate Join friends. . . .Donate today. As an engaged citizen, your gift will support our library and help raise the quality of life for all of our citizens. Give Now 2017_new_volunteers_training_440x340 Advocacy Friends advocates on behalf of the library. We cannot advocate for individual candidates given our 201©3 status, but do campaign for issues related to the library. Learn More

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.

icon of a hand holding a dollar bill $2,000,000 Dollars Raised icon of a smiling face 160 Happy Volunteers Books Sold 80,000 In Book Sales Learn More

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time. View All Events Become a Friend Every fall, the Friends have an annual membership campaign. A brochure and letter are mailed to Friends, as well as made available to potential new friends of the library. These efforts have brought our membership to over 800. Learn More IMG_1811-2_540x440 MG_2909_540x440 Endowment information Friends of the Prescott Public Library are pleased to announce an established endowment with the Arizona community Foundation (ACF). ACT works with local and statewide communities to build and grow philanthropic resources for Arizona’s future. The Friends are proud to have created an avenue, through ACF, for lifetime and legacy giving to benefit the Prescott Public Library for future generations. Your gift to the Friends will provide library programming for children and adults in our community for years to come.

Board of Directors

William Arnold – President

Janet Steven – Vice President

OPEN – Secretary

John Boegner – Treasurer

Mike Gully

Rosie Hartner

Cynthia DeGeorge

Marion Johnston

Deb McCasland

Layne Middleton

Beth Staub

Shawn Trobia


Please contact Bill at williamarnol@gmail.com to join our team! The Secretary position is waiting for YOU!