Friends of the CJPL

The Friends of the Library dedicate their efforts towards expanding library resources and promoting library activities

The Friends of the Columbus Junction Public Library is a not for profit organization, dedicated to enhancing the library's holdings and services to the community as well as assisting the library in achieving strategic plan goals and overall mission. The Friends provide financial support for Library programs, materials, electronics, and any other identified needs. The goal of the Friends is to expand library resources and to promote the Columbus Junction Public Library throughout the community.

Current Board members Mallory Smith, Lana Todd, and Stella Best. Meetings are held periodically throughout the year, with one membership drive in the fall. Anyone is able to join the Friends of the Library, and any interest in volunteering through the Friends is welcomed as well. Please contact the library for membership information or volunteer opportunities.

Last year (2018), the Friends supported programs including summer reading, the summer lunch program activities, Murder at the Winery murder mystery, book tastings, bingo, Wednesday afternoon activities, Friday Night Q&A (supplies and volunteers), Read Across America events (including reading at school and the Magic Tree House Birthday Party), Spy School, tutoring, and author visits.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.