Friends of the Indian River County Library

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.

Book Lovers:

Jeanne C. Benjamin
David Berry
Kathleen Catanzaro
Sally M. Edwards
Alexandra M. Estey
Martha Habeshian
Susan D. Kearney
Patricia C. Kroepke
Levi Living TRT
John Murphy

Christine Ryall
Alan Ryall
Jane M. Sease
Mary D. Snyder
Ann G. Tench
Margaret M. Wargo Trust
Barry F. Wiksten
Marsh Youngbluth
Kay Youngbluth

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 benefit the IRC Library System.

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
  • Laminator
  • 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
  • Library Decorations
  • Virtual Reality Equipment and Software
  • Display Case
  • Digitization of Documents