The Friends' Purpose
The Friends of Indian River County Library is a non-profit, tax-deductable organization that provides financial support to maintain a vital and modern library system, linking our community to the wonders of the world.
Their contributions include volunteering their time to help in the library itself manning desks and assisting patrons or keeping our collections current and orderly. They also run the Used Book Depot which sells a wide variety of books and the Library Friends Gift Shop which sells affordable gifts for all occasions. Both of these locations donate all proceeds to the benefit of the library.
How are funds raised?
The Friends donate approximately $80,000 to the library each year. The money is raised through membership dues and proceeds from the Used Book Depot and the Library Friends Gift Shop. The Friends also own and collect money from the copy machines in the library.
What happens to your donations?
Donations are used to purchase equipment and supplies not covered in the library’s budget. These include services such as book leasing and eBooks. It’s also used to support various children’s and adult programs.
Volunteer your time!
The Friends are looking for volunteers to assist in the Used Book Depot and the Library Friends Gift Shop. Volunteer applications are available at the Used Book Depot and the Library Friends Gift Shop.
Get a printable Friends of the Library membership form here.
Jeanne C. Benjamin
Sally M. Edwards
Alexandra M. Estey
Susan D. Kearney
Patricia C. Kroepke
Levi Living TRT
Jane M. Sease
Mary D. Snyder
Ann G. Tench
Margaret M. Wargo Trust
Barry F. Wiksten
|Used Book Depot
|Address: 492 Old Dixie Highway
|Phone: (772) 562-2047
|Hours: Monday - Saturday 10a.m. - 4p.m.
|Bring Donations of Used Books and Stay to Browse
|All Proceeds Used for Benefit of the Main Library
|Library Friends Gift Shop
|Main Library - 1600 21st Street
|Vero Beach, Florida 32960
|Phone: (772) 770-9184
|Hours: Monday - Friday 10a.m. - 4p.m.
Saturdays 10a.m. - 1p.m.
|Affordable Gifts For All Occasions
Friends of the Library Purchases:3D Printer and Software
Poster Maker Machine
Computers, Copiers, Laptops, Printers and Mobile Carts
Continuing Education for Library Staff
Books, Music CDs, Special Collections
System Wide Databases
E Resources: Overdrive for Books and Audiobooks
Book and DVD Lease: provides additional copies of best sellers to fill patron reserves
Children’s Programs: Polar Express, Charlie Brown Drive in Movie, Fancy Nancy Tea Party, Hometown Heroes
5K Run/Walk Summer Reading Kick-Off
Special Guest and Adult Programs
1715 Fleet Commemoration Event
Virtual Reality Equipment and Software
Digitization of Documents