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
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Friends fulfills its mission of service, advocacy, and support by using the money raised through memberships, donations, and the bookstore and book sales to support the Library.
Become An Advocate
Friends Advocates have a lasting impact on literacy in the Wichita Area.
Renew or Join today!
Meet the Board
The Friends organization is supported by a working board and our Operations Manager. Learn more about our team or Join the board!
Visit the Book Store
Help fund library programs by purchasing books from the Friends Bookstore located in the Advanced Learning Library.
Make a Donation
There are multiple ways to give to the Friends. Donate books, funds or your time!
Shop the Next Book Sale
Stock up on your favorite genres at our quarterly Friends Book Sale.
Volunteer your Time
The Friends are always looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to help further our mission.
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.