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. 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 provide their name & email here. 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.