Friends of the Library

Friends of The 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. You can also donate to the Marshalltown Public Library via Paypal by clicking the link below.

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Friends Board Officers

President: Jeff Hutton
Vice President: Ashley Johnson
Treasurer: Janice Hubbard
Secretary: Nancy Steveson

Friends Board Members: Jane Bauer, Janelle Carter, Brandi Kerwood, Harold Gourley, Alyson Hicks, Ashley Johnson, Jim Lowrance, Deb Oetker, Angie Pietig, Rebecca Rutishauser, Conny Schutte, Kay Sinning, Rebecca Turner, Fred Wyngarden.

Annual Letter

Dear Friends,

You may have heard the news!  We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary in the new building this fall!  Over the last ten years the needs of the community have grown and we have answered with more hours, a larger collection, more events and services.  The community rooms are utilized for a wide variety of reasons by individuals and groups.  The large meeting multi-purpose room is booked daily and it is necessary to turn away those looking to use it.  We hate to turn people away!

Because of the ever-growing demands, your Library is reviewing an expansion plan that includes a large multi-purpose room to serve toddlers, tweens and teens.  This is to relieve the stress on the current multi-purpose room so that we can serve the community even better than we can today.  While we grow and adapt, we are asking for help in maintaining the existing programs while we look to future needs.

We welcome donations no matter how small or large.  We strive to make giving convenient and keep you abreast of new ways of giving.  Joining or renewing your membership has never been so easy!

  • Cash/Check donations are always welcome
  • Online through Paypal
  • NEW – Also available through is a community donation program. We want to make you aware of this program as online shopping increases.  We encourage you to select Friends of the Marshalltown Iowa Public Library Inc to benefit from your Amazon shopping.  The information below is edited from Amazon’s Smile “About” page:

We are looking forward to a great year, and we thank you in advance for your support.  New and exciting developments are always in the works at the Marshalltown Public Library.  Our vibrancy depends on people like you.

Thank you!

Jeff Hutton

Your support of our incredible library says so much about you. You clearly care about this community.  You want people to have the resources to be empowered to learn and grow… no matter how much they have or where they come from.

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