Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends:  They are a group of dedicated volunteers who recognize the vital importance of libraries in our community. Their efforts support the Library and its programs – both financially and with time spent volunteering.

The Friends since 2001 have contributed over $68,000 to the library to make dreams for our patrons come true.

Membership in the Friends of the Library is always welcome. Please return your completed Friends-Membership Application to the Library.

Membership levels:

  • Seniors (60+)/Students: $5
  • Individuals: $10
  • Family: $15
  • Business/Organization: $50
  • Lifetime Individual: $100

Join the Friends today and pay for your membership online via Paypal!



The Friends of GLADL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

Friends Board:

Robin Barfoot, President
John Clark, Secretary
Iris Schiller, Treasurer
Ryan Maciejewski
Barb Lehman

Past Meetings

2019 Annual Meeting — Come Glass Painting with the Friends
Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m.
Thanks again to the Friends for sponsoring this fun event and providing the opportunity to paint a beautiful keepsake.  Patrons of all ages enjoyed a great time and learned a bit about the good work of the Friends.  Among those attending the 2019 Friends Annual Meeting were Friends President, Robin Barfoot, Library Board President Joan Kane and Secretary Jeanne Garthe, and Friends Board member Barb Lehman, Treasurer Iris Schiller, and Secretary John Clark.  The Friends have agreed to continue their support for our Summer Reading Program (THANK YOU!) and their generous support helps us to maintain our local history online platform.  Check out your roots today!

2018 Annual Meeting — Stepping Stones with the Friends —
Tuesday, April 25, 4:30-6:30pm

Young and old had a great time making stepping stones.  The creativity shown was amazing.  We held a short business meeting and heard updates about the library and how to get involved with the Friends.  Check out our photo album — lots of smiles!

2017 Annual Meeting — Escape from the Stacks 
Saturday, April 22, 6:30pm — A great time was had by all!
A brief business meeting started the evening with the receiving of reports, authorizing the Friends support for the Library’s Summer Reading Program and Local History Digital Project, and election of officers.  A dedicated crew of sleuths adjourned to the 1931 Room and solved the Spyder Heist and enjoyed treats as well.  They have been sworn to secrecy as to how they met this challenge so well, but the library is glad to know that we can call on them again in the future!