The Mission of the Friends of the Wichita Public Library is to foster and maintain a community interested in books, cultural and educational materials and activities, as well as in the development of a public library facility adequate to serve the needs of the community. Increase and improve the facilities and services of the Wichita Public Library to enrich the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Wichita and surrounding communities.
In our efforts to support the library, our four goals are the following:
Fundraising for essential Library materials, programs and services not supplied by normal budget resources
Underwriting of costs incurred by the Library for volunteer recognition and management
Promoting public support for and use of the library
Educating members, elected officials and the general public on Library issues
Celebrating 80 Years of Service
The Friends provide volunteer service, advocacy, and funding in support of the Wichita Public Library and its role in the community.