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Nebraska Public Libraries Friends & Foundations

Friends of Libraries are non-profit groups formed to support libraries. Friends groups are often involved in fundraising and advocacy.

Library foundations are non-profit corporations that provide links between donors and a library, in order to solicit and receive gifts, bequests, grants and property of any kind, for the use and benefit of the library.

Both kinds of groups are set up as non-profit entities according to the Internal Revenue Service’s rules for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Groups in Nebraska may be affiliated with the Nebraska Community Foundation.

For further information useful toFriends groups and/or foundations (or for those libraries interested in starting them), United for Libraries (aka ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association, offers a wealth of information on getting started and on maintaining effective organizations (as well as providing training and tips for library trustees). The Nebraska Library Commission has had a strong working relationship with United for Libraries for a number of years and has purchased membership in the organization for all Nebraska public libraries.

This statewide membership offers all Nebraska public libraries subscriptions to The Voice, United for Libraries' newsletter, and provides free access to United for Libraries' informative Website and training materials. Ideas for fundraising, making the case for good local library service, public awareness, strategies, and many other topics are covered here better than anywhere else. Local libraries and their governing and support groups should become intimately familiar with United for Libraries and all it has to offer.

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Many of Nebraska’s public libraries have Friends groups and/or Foundations. Contact information for those groups is listed below.

For further information about library foundations or friends groups contact Christa Porter.

CityLibrary NameFoundationSystem
AinsworthAinsworth Public LibraryFoundation Central Plains
AllianceAlliance Public LibraryFriends Group Western
AlmaHoesch Memorial Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
ArapahoeArapahoe Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
ArlingtonArlington Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
ArnoldFinch Memorial LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
AshlandAshland Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
AtkinsonAtkinson Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
AuburnAuburn Memorial LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
AuroraAlice M Farr LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
AxtellAxtell Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
BassettRock County Public LibraryFoundation Central Plains
Battle CreekLied Battle Creek Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
BeatriceBeatrice Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
BellevueBellevue Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
BenkelmanDundy County LibraryFoundation Western
BenningtonBennington Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
BlairBlair Public Library & Technology CenterFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
BloomfieldBloomfield Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
Blue HillBlue Hill Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
BridgeportBridgeport Public LibraryFriends Group Western
Broken BowBroken Bow Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
BurwellGarfield County LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
CallawayNigel Sprouse Memorial LibraryFoundation Central Plains
CambridgeButler Memorial LibraryFoundation Central Plains
Central CityCentral City Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
CerescoCeresco Community LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
ChadronChadron Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Western
ChappellChappell Memorial Library & Art GalleryFriends Group Western
ClarksClarks Public LibraryFriends Group Southeast
ClarksonClarkson Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
Clay CenterClay Center Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
ColumbusColumbus Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
CozadWilson Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
CrawfordCrawford Public LibraryFriends Group Western
CreightonCreighton Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
CreteCrete Public LibraryFriends Group Southeast
CulbertsonCulbertson Public LibraryFoundation Western
Dakota CityDakota City Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
David CityHruska Memorial Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
DeshlerJennifer Reinke Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
ElginElgin Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
EmersonEmerson Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
FairburyFairbury Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
FairfieldFairfield Public LibraryFriends Group Southeast
FairmontFairmont Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
Falls CityFalls City Library & Arts CenterFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
FranklinFranklin Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
FremontKeene Memorial LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
FullertonFullerton Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
GenevaGeneva Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
GenoaGenoa Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
GeringGering Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Western
GibbonGibbon Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
GordonGordon City LibraryFriends Group Western
GothenburgGothenburg Public LibraryFoundation Central Plains
Grand IslandGrand Island Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
GrantHastings Memorial LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Western
GreenwoodGreenwood Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
GretnaGretna Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
HarrisonSioux County Public LibraryFoundation Western
HartingtonHartington Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
HastingsHastings Public LibraryFoundation Central Plains
HildrethHildreth Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
HoldregeHoldrege Area Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
HooperHooper Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
HowellsHowells Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
HumboldtBruun Memorial LibraryFriends Group Southeast
HumphreyHumphrey Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
HyannisGrant County LibraryFoundation Western
ImperialLied Imperial Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Western
KearneyKearney Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
KimballKimball Public LibraryFriends Group Western
LaurelLaurel Community Learning CenterFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
LexingtonLexington Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
LincolnLincoln City LibrariesFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
LouisvilleLouisville Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
Loup CityLoup City Public LibraryFoundation Central Plains
LyonsLyons Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
MadisonMadison Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
McCookMcCook Public LibraryFoundation Central Plains
MeadMead Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
Meadow GroveMeadow Grove Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
MernaBrenizer Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
MilfordWebermeier Memorial LibraryFriends Group Southeast
MindenJensen Memorial LibraryFoundation Central Plains
MitchellMitchell Public LibraryFoundation Western
MorrillMorrill Public LibraryFriends Group Western
MullenHooker County LibraryFoundation Western
NehawkaNehawka Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
NelighNeligh Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
NelsonNelson Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
Newman GroveNewman Grove Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
NorfolkNorfolk Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
North BendNorth Bend Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
North LoupNorth Loup Township LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
North PlatteNorth Platte Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
OakdaleLois Johnson Memorial LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
OaklandOakland Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
OgallalaKathleen Lute Public LibraryFoundation Western
OmahaOmaha Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
O'NeillO'Neill Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
OrchardOrchard Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
OrdOrd Township LibraryFoundation Central Plains
OrleansCordelia B Preston Memorial LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
OsceolaOsceola Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
OshkoshOshkosh Public LibraryFriends Group Western
OsmondOsmond Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
OxfordOxford Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Central Plains
PapillionPapillion Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
Pawnee CityPawnee City Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
PaxtonPaxton Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Western
PenderHouse Memorial LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
PierceLied Pierce Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
PilgerPilger Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
PlainviewPlainview Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
PlattsmouthPlattsmouth Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
PlymouthPlymouth Public LibraryFriends Group Southeast
PoncaPonca Carnegie LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
RalstonBaright Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
RandolphLied Randolph Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
RavennaRavenna Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
Red CloudAuld Public LibraryFoundation Central Plains
RushvilleRushville Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Western
Saint EdwardSt Edward Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
Saint PaulSt Paul Public LibraryFoundation Central Plains
SargentSargent Township LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
SchuylerSchuyler Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
ScottsbluffLied Scottsbluff Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Western
ScribnerScribner Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
SewardSeward Memorial LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
ShelbyShelby Community LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
SheltonShelton Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
ShickleyVirgil Biegert Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
SidneySidney Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Western
South Sioux CitySouth Sioux City Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
SpencerSpencer Township LibraryFoundation Central Plains
SpringfieldSpringfield Memorial LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
StantonStanton Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
StapletonLogan County LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
SterlingSterling Public LibraryFriends Group Southeast
StromsburgStromsburg Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
SuperiorSuperior Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
SutherlandMaxine White-Sutherland Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
SuttonSutton Memorial LibraryFriends Group Southeast
SyracuseSyracuse Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
TecumsehTecumseh Public LibraryFoundation Southeast
TekamahLied Tekamah Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
TildenRaymond A Whitwer Tilden Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
TrentonTrenton Public LibraryFriends Group Western
UlyssesUlysses Township LibraryFriends Group Southeast
ValentineValentine Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
ValleyValley Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
VerdigreVerdigre Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
WahooWahoo Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
WakefieldGardner Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
WallaceFaith Memorial LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
WalthillWalthill Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
WaterlooAgnes Robinson Waterloo Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
WausaLied Lincoln Township LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
WayneWayne Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Three Rivers
Weeping WaterWeeping Water Public LibraryFriends Group Three Rivers
West PointJohn A Stahl LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
WilberDvoracek Memorial LibraryFriends Group Southeast
WinsideLied Winside Public LibraryFoundation Three Rivers
Wood RiverMaltman Memorial Public LibraryFriends Group Central Plains
WymoreWymore Public LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
YorkKilgore Memorial LibraryFriends GroupFoundation Southeast
YutanYutan Public LibraryFoundation Southeast

For more information, contact Christa Porter.