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Friends of Marshalltown Public Library

Friends of Marshalltown Public Library contribute to the library by providing funding for new materials for the public to check out, funding programming for youth through adults, and running the Annual Book Sale. Anyone can become a Friend of the Library at any time during the year.

The Friends of Marshalltown Public Library is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) corporation established in 1997. The mission of Friends is to support and promote the programs, resources, and services of Marshalltown Public Library. The Friends organization solicits gifts, endowments, and bequests for the benefit of the library. Become a friend by downloading and filling out the Membership Form. Send your membership information and donation to Friends of Marshalltown Public Library, 105 West Boone Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158. Membership forms and information are also available at the library.

Make a donation to the Friends of the Library through our online Paypal donation site.


Friends Board Officers
President: Jeff Hutton
Vice President: Edie Rierson
Treasurer: Janice Hubbard
Secretary: Nancy Steveson

Friends Board Members: Jane Bauer, Beth Burkemper, Janelle Carter, Brandi Eberle, Harold Gourley, Ashley Johnson, Jennifer Lustyk, Laura McIntosh, Judy Oswood, Kay Sinning, Emily Swartz, Deb Tharp, Rebecca Turner, Bruce Vircks, and Fred Wyngarden.

Annual Letter ____________________________________

Dear friends,

It only takes a brief stroll around the library to witness and appreciate the many ways our library is being used. Our library empowers every visitor through use of free technology, educational programs, and a robust collection of books.

The library is supported, in large part, by community members who advocate for the needs of the library, called The Friends of the Library. Our love of community is at the heart of what we do. Ultimately, the Friends serve our community by helping to keep our library strong, relevant, and well-funded.

Anyone who wishes to positively impact the library can join The Friends with a small contribution. Your direct impact as a Friend of the library allows all members of the community to be lifelong learners.

This last year alone, the Friends:
Funded 1,500 new books worth $20,000 for the community to enjoy.
Raised money for the library through the ongoing and Annual Book Sale.
Invested in presenters and programs for youth and adults like the Monthly Film Series with Tom LaVille.
Encouraged gifts and endowments to expand the library’s offerings.
Nurtured our youth’s love of reading and enjoyment in the library.
Directed monies towards new technology and equipment to improve the library’s youth offerings.
Supported the library by advocating for it in the community.

Thank you for your patronage. With your support, the library will continue to enrich our community.

Jeff Hutton, President



Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am -8pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

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