Our Friends of the Library groups are an important part of Coffey County Library. New members and returning members are always welcome! Please contact the libraries listed below for more information and the date of the next meeting.
Burlington & New Strawn Friends of the Library
Burlington/New Strawn Friends group meets as needed. Friends assist in many capacities to support both libraries including but not limited to fundraising, manning special events like parades and programs, and providing refreshments. The most important aspect of being a Friends member is sharing your love of the library, promoting library activities, and advocating for the library everywhere you go. For more information about the Burlington and New Strawn Friends of the Library click here or visit their Facebook Page.
Gridley Friends of the Library
The Gridley Friends of the Library Group meets quarterly. There is no set meeting time or date. Gridley Friends help with the library’s float for the annual Fourth of July parade; hold an annual book sale the first full week of November; fund special projects; co-sponsor a spring and fall evening program; and purchase equipment for the library.
Waverly Friends of the Library
Waverly Friends of the Library meets quarterly on the first Wednesday of February, May, August and November at 5:30 at the library. For the past several years, the Friends group has taken over landscaping at the Waverly Branch as a fund raiser and community project. The Waverly Friends group has a book sale the first two weeks of February (proceeds go to help with summer reading), hosts a plant exchange in May, supports “Grandbuddies” the Intergenerational program and sponsors an evening program in October for Kansas Library Month. They also help with refreshments when needed and anything else that comes up.
LeRoy Friends of the Library
The Friends of the LeRoy Library meet four times a year. The primary fundraisers for the group are handmade greeting cards and a soda can recycling project. The Friends group members assist in many other capacities throughout the year. Proceeds from ongoing projects including two to three bake sales each year provide invaluable support for children’s programs.