Become a member of the Interlaken Public Library! Any donation amount will make you a member, and proceeds go to support the Interlaken Public Library.
Prefer to pay by check? Make your check payable to “Friends of the Interlaken Public Library” and drop it off at the Library (8390 Main St, Interlaken) or mail it to PO Box 317, Interlaken NY 14847
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to maintain a nonprofit organization of interested persons to advance and encourage appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, public use and support of the Interlaken Public Library in collaboration with library officers and staff.
Libraries Need Friends!
The Interlaken Public Library is a municipal library. New York State law denies us the ability to fundraise or advocate, so having a Friend’s group is critical.
The creation of the Friends of the Interlaken Public Library began in the fall of 2019. Andy Weatherby, Harlan Hastings and Margaret Jastran worked with the Library staff and trustees to engage an attorney to create a Friends group for the Interlaken Public Library. In March of 2020, Mr. David Means of Trumansburg, NY donated the necessary funds to complete the process and provide the new group with seed funds.
In August of 2020 Andy Weatherby, Margaret Jastran and Sarah Drumheller formed the steering committee to finalize the components of the Friends of the Interlaken Public Library. Despite a world-wide pandemic that kept people physically distant, this small, dedicated group met diligently via phone, videoconference and email to finalize the final details necessary to form the Friends group.
Thru the dedication and stewardship of this small group of residents, the Interlaken Public Library will be better poised to serve the community for generations to come.
Serve on the Board of Directors
Interested in helping guide the organization? Serving on the Board of Directors is the most effective way to help steer the ship! Each year, officers are elected from the directors pool. Anyone interested in serving can email [email protected] A current director will contact you and answer any questions you may have.
Join as a Member
Join as a member of the Friends group to help forward individual events. Book sales, fundraisers, and advocacy events will take place throughout the year. Volunteers can join as members to participate in some or all of the events that interest them.