JOIN US!

WE NEED YOU!
Recent headlines in the Times-Call stated that the city of Longmont faces a $11.33 million shortfall in revenue this year. This will deeply affect the Longmont Public Library’s budget. Our Library needs our Friends Members now more than ever. Your monetary donations and support are sincerely appreciated at this great time of need.

We have so many ways for you to get involved and support your Library.  No matter who you are, what your talents, or how much time you have, we have a way for you to help your Library:

  1. Join the Friends as a Member
  2. Volunteer   *temporarily suspended*
  3. Donate books   *temporarily suspended*
  4. Buy items at our book shop, Online Deals and gift shop
  5. Give a monetary donation to us through PayPal or Colorado Gives
  6. Still more ways: buy books on eBay, donate through eBay sales, use Amazon Smile

BECOME A FRIENDS MEMBER
OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE

We are pleased to announce a change in our Friends membership. All renewal dates will now be January 1. Membership fees are $15 per person ($30/couple). Join today! 

We also encourage going paperless — and would like to correspond with you via email. We promise to limit the number of messages. This means a tax receipt letter for your membership/donations and a newsletter sent nearly every month. Volunteers may receive a few extra messages regarding opportunities. We would appreciate if you’d consider giving your current email address to us. Thank you!

As always, every additional donation above $15 makes a BIG difference.

Look What You Get for $15!

  • A Membership that will renew on January 1, 2021!
  • Members Only BIG Book Sale Preview Night – Now Four Times a Year!
  • Discounts for our Special Features Items at our Book Shop & Book Sales
  • A Nearly-Every-Month Newsletter
  • The sensational satisfaction of making our Library a grander place!

COMPLETE AN APPLICATION & PAY YOUR DUES

Two ways to do it…

1.  ONLINE

Click the button below to pay your membership dues online and complete the online application.

Become a member of the Friends of the Longmont Library.

OR

2.  OFFLINE

Pay your membership dues by check. Download, print, and fill out the PDF version. Make checks payable to the Friends of the Longmont Library.  Then mail your check with your completed membership form or drop it off at the Circulation Desk the next time you visit the Longmont Library. Our mailing address is:

Friends of the Longmont Library
409 4th Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501

Please do not send cash by mail.


VOLUNTEER WITH US

Please note that due to the closure of our Library, our volunteer program is suspended until further notice. As soon as our library system is up and running again, we will be accepting additional applications.

Volunteering is easy and fun, with short manageable time slots that are flexible enough for any schedule. Whatever your skills, we’ve got a position for you!

Book Sales

We host BIG Book Sales four times a year at the Library.  Our volunteers:

  • Set up
  • Cashier during the book sales (this position requires certification prior to the sale)
  • Are fixer-uppers — they organize and keep the books looking nice during the book sale
  • Bake cookies for our volunteer workers
  • Close down the sale

Lobby Book Shop

Our year-round Book Shop is found in the Library lobby.  Volunteers select and price books, stock shelves, and more.

Sort Our Books

Book Sorter volunteers are trained to sort books by subject in the Friends’ Sorting Room, located in the Library’s basement. Our best Book Sorters are people who are analytical thinkers, organized, and like to follow directions.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Got some time to help us out?  Complete the online form and let us know what you might be interested in doing.  Then our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with all the details.  FYI – all volunteers are required to also be members of the Friends, so if you aren’t, be sure to take care of that, too!

Volunteer with the Friends of the Longmont Library.


MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION 

Make a monetary donation without becoming a Friends member, via PayPal or Colorado Gives. The Friends are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax-deductible.


DONATE ITEMS FOR US TO SELL

We are *not* accepting book donations at this time. 

Most of the money we generate for the Library comes from the sale of books and other materials, so you can help simply by donating things for us to sell.

WE ACCEPT: Books • CDs • DVDs + BluRays • Audiobooks • Video Games
All donated items must be in *new* or very good/gently used condition 

Please do *not* donate:

  • Items in poor condition, broken or damaged
  • Cassette tapes, VHS, or homemade recordings
  • Catalogs, phone books, etc.
  • Encyclopedias
  • Old law books and tax codes
  • Magazines or Newspapers
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed books

Where? There is a drop off location at the north end of the Library’s underground parking garage — open during Library hours.

What happens to donated items to the Longmont Library? Items in excellent condition may be added to the Library’s collection. Otherwise they may be sold at our year-round Lobby Book Shop, at our BIG Book Sales, or online. We recycle any unacceptable materials.


STILL MORE WAYS TO HELP

There are also some other easy ways to send a little love our way:

Buy our books on eBay. Our username is LongmontFriends. Check us out!

Donate a percentage of your sales on eBay to us. When you sell items on eBay, you can donate a percentage of your winning bid to us. On the listing form, find the “eBay for Charity” section and select us — LongmontFriends. Read about “Selling to Benefit Nonprofits” on eBay.

Designate us as your Amazon Smile charity.  Amazon.com has separate mirror site called Amazon Smile. It’s the same Amazon, same products, same prices, same service! The only difference is that when you buy items on AmazonSmile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your designated charity.

It’s simple to designate us: On your first visit to Amazon Smile, simply type our name — Friends of the Longmont Library — in their charitable organization search box. Follow the prompts to designate us as your Amazon Smile charity.  Then whenever you shop Amazon, shop through the AmazonSmile site and every purchase will benefit your Library!  Read all the AmazonSmile details.