Our Approach

The Friends are dedicated to preserving and strengthening the resources, services and facilities that the library gives freely to our community. We believe that with the help of our community, we can meet the challenges that will accompany the area’s population growth and the library expansion.

The southwest corridor of Marion County has seen phenomenal growth in homes and residents in the past three years. That growth is expected to continue, creating a need for significant increases in library services, materials, facilities and programming.

In anticipation of this growth and consistent with the county’s plan to increase the library to four times its current size, we are seeking fundraising support from residents, businesses and citizen’ groups in southwest Marion County. By working together, we can help the library provide vital resources (not covered in the county’s budget for the library) to our library community.