ICL Friends

The Friends of Ignacio Community Library are people in our community who want
to support our library. We believe that the work ICL does is so important for our
community. Work such as- building strong literacy skills in our children, youth
and adults; teaching other important skills like computers, programming, building resumes, becoming a lifelong learner, and developing social skills. ICL programs and events strengthen our community by bringing people and families together.

Friends members can be supporting or active, or a little of both. Supporting
Friends pay dues once a year, in the amount of their choice. Active Friends also
volunteer their time. You can volunteer for any amount of time; one shift once, on up to serving a term on the FOL board. We need more active volunteers so
please give it a try. Being a Friend is an opportunity to meet other interesting
people in the community and spend time in this beautiful space. What a great

There are volunteer opportunities for: 
Helping library staff cover and label books
Organizing books on shelves
Sorting and pricing donation books
Helping on FOL fund drives and event tables
Keeping our library beautiful/Cleaning up around the library
Serving on the FOL board
The Friends have several ongoing fund-raising efforts:
* Rocky Mountain Chocolate * Book Sales * Grant Writing
{To get Grants, we need to have lots of members. It shows community support. Even if you are too busy to volunteer, your membership makes a difference!}

The Friends of the Ignacio Community Library is an all volunteer organization. Officers of the organization include a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, who serve as the board of directors. There are currently approximately 100 members.
The Friends do a lot of fundraising to help the library keep running and put on special programs. Here’s how the funds are distributed- Staff make a request for the Friends to fund a particular item of equipment or other program cost. The officers of the board consider each proposal and available funds. Then, if approved, they issue a check directly to the company the program item is being procured from or to the library itself.
The Friends also stimulate gifts of books, magazines, desirable collections, endowments and bequests from members of the public for continued support of the library. The Friends were formally organized in 2006 as a 501 (c) (3) organization. All activities of the Friends of the Ignacio Community Library are for nonprofit purposes and are in compliance with the Non-profit Corporation Act of the state of Colorado and the regulations of the Internal RevenueService (IRS) regarding 501 (c) (3) organizations.

Interested in joining the Friends of the
Ignacio Community Library?
Fill out an application TODAY!