Friends of the Library

Who are we?

Established in 1997, the Friends of the Peabody Public Library is a non-profit group of public spirited citizens who value the educational role played by the library in the life of a progressive community and enjoy working together to make it the best library possible for people of all ages.


Donna Harl - President
Sandy Slone - Vice President
Judith Hays - Secretary
Sharon Kimmell - Treasurer

Our Mission

The Mission of the Friends of the Peabody Public Library is to support the library as it strives to encourage literacy, lifelong learning, and the love of reading throughout our diverse community.  We seek to enhance the library resources, increase the community's access to information and knowledge, and provide for a vibrant cultural gathering place.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Friends of the Library or would like to make general comments or suggestions, you may call the Friends of the Library President, Donna Harl at (260)  244-7944 or by email at You may also contact Vice President, Sandy Slone, at (260) 229-2008 or by email at

What we do

The Friends of the Library have monthly meetings, provide volunteer food preparation for Battle of the Books, have books sales and present interesting speakers for the Library.  In the past the FOL have purchased the flag pole, digital camera, gaming hardware, picnic tables, book carts, Evergreen Indiana T-shirts, book bags, meeting room tables and financially support the Summer Reading Program.

Book Sales

The Friends of the Library now have dedicated shelving for their Book Sale books. This can be found in the storage area behind the Auditorium; however, books are still only sold during book sales, so watch library calendars and announcements for upcoming sales.

How you can help

Donate books (adults and children), DVDs, or CDs to the Friends Annual Book Sales - just drop them off inside the Peabody Public Library at the Checkout Desk any time during the year.

You can also attend one of our monthly meetings (held the 4th Wednesday of every month in Community Room A).

Become a Member

We encourage all interested people to join in our effort to help build a strong and diverse library and community.


  • Interesting volunteer opportunities at the library
  • The great feeling you get from helping the library
  • A forum to express your opinion on improving the library

Membership Categories and Yearly Dues

  • Individual $5.00
  • Family $10.00
  • Organization $40.00
  • Business and Professional $75.00
  • Benefactor $100.00
  • Patron $500.00

A form is available at the main checkout desk at the library for those who would like to join the Friends of the Library, volunteer, or learn more about us.