Friends of the Library
Friends of the Antlers Public Library, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of civic-minded men and women. The group consists of a board and a general body of supporters. The board meets once a month to plan projects. The general body meets once a year, but may be called upon to help with events.
The Friends work to:
- Stimulate use of the library’s resources and services.
- Develop support for the library’s activities.
- Raise funds for items outside of the library’s budget.
The group has hosted book sales and bake sales, worked to clean closets and plant flowers, applied for grants and funded the virtual library, even dressed up for Summer Reading.
To join the Friends, fill out and mail the membership form.
Libraries these days offer programs from story time to career prep, from gardening to tax workshops. This means that a great way to donate your time is to volunteer to run a program.
You get to teach people who are really grateful for the knowledge, and you help the library provide valuable training to the community.
The library’s operating expenses are funded by the City of Antlers and the State of Oklahoma. The library depends on donations and grants for special projects and additional purchases.
All donations to the library are considered tax-deductible charitable contributions given to a local government solely for public purposes.
If you need to complete community service, the library offers you the ability to serve your hours by working through some of our training websites.
We feel this benefits:
- the community by providing more skilled work force,
- the library by providing feedback on online programs, and
- you by exposing you to a new skill or concept.