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Friends of the Library

We are the Christian County Friends of the Library, an active and growing organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the library. Our #1 priority is to provide additional funding for materials and services not covered by the library's budget. Each year, we raise and spend thousands of dollars to support library projects and services that benefit our community.

Thanks to the efforts of our members and volunteers, we have provided funding for Summer Reading Challenges, book bins in the children's areas at every Community Branch location, a new service desk in Ozark and programming supplies, to name a few.

Raising funds for the library is rewarding work because we know how important a strong library system is for a community. Being an active Friends of the Library member doesn't require a huge time commitment and your help makes a positive impact for everyone. If you love your library, why not join us?

Current FOL Officers

For more information, email us: friendsccl417@gmail.com
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Dave Carmichael
President
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Bryan Cox
Vice President
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Julia Taylor
Treasurer
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Dianne Richart
Secretary
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Virginia Roberts
Volunteer/Membership Coordinator
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Our Events

We are probably best known for our book sales. Hosting book sales allows the Friends of the Library to raise money to support library projects and services that benefit our community. Make sure to mark your calendars to not miss any events, because we all know how a little bit of help can go a long way.

Adult Hardcover Books, Puzzles: $2 - Children's Hardcover Books, CDs, DVDs: $1 - Paperback Books: 50¢ - Magazines: 10¢ - Cash or Check Accepted.

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2022 Member Meeting
March 19, 2022
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ozark Community Library Branch
1005 N. 4th Ave.

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Ozark Community Branch Sale
April 5 - 9, 2022
Friends Preview Sale Tuesday, April 5: 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: $3 Bag Day 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1005 N. 4th Ave.

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Clever Community Branch Sale
June 24 - 25, 2022
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
7428 W. Veterans Blvd

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2022 General Election and Member Meeting
September 17, 2022
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Nixa Community Library Branch
208 N. McCroskey St.

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Nixa Community Branch Sale
October 4 - 8, 2022
Friends Preview Sale Tuesday, October 4: 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: $3 Bag Day 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
208 N. McCroskey St.

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Sparta Community Branch Sale
November 4 - 5, 2022
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
147 Library Ln.

Adult Hardcover Books, Puzzles, Board Games: $2 - Children's Hardcover Books, CDs, DVDs: $1 - Paperback Books: 50¢ - Magazines: 10¢ - Cash or Check Accepted.

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2022 Member Meeting
March 19, 2022
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ozark Community Library Branch
1005 N. 4th Ave.

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Ozark Community Branch Sale
April 5 - 9, 2022
Friends Preview Sale Tuesday, April 5: 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: $3 Bag Day 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1005 N. 4th Ave.

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Clever Community Branch Sale
June 24 - 25, 2022
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
7428 W. Veterans Blvd

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2022 General Election and Member Meeting
September 17, 2022
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Nixa Community Library Branch
208 N. McCroskey St.

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Nixa Community Branch Sale
October 4 - 8, 2022
Friends Preview Sale Tuesday, October 4: 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: $3 Bag Day 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
208 N. McCroskey St.

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Sparta Community Branch Sale
November 4 - 5, 2022
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
147 Library Ln.

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We Accept Donations

Hosting book sales requires dedicated Friends of the Library members, volunteers and donations from you! Money raised during annual book sales provides additional funding for materials and services not covered by the library's county budget. We accept monetary and physical donations all year long at every Library Branch location, so please remember us when clearing your shelves and considering charitable contributions.

We Are Looking For

  • Hardcover and Paperback Books
  • Audiobooks
  • DVDs and Cds
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Bibles 
  • Sheet Music

We Can't Accept

  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedia Sets
  • Old Medical Books
  • Magazines (including National Geographic)
  • VHS Tapes, Cassette Tapes, Vinyl Records
  • Computer Games
  • Or any materials in poor condition
For large donation amounts, please contact: friendsccl417@gmail.com
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How to Join

Love your library and want to help? Whether you want to volunteer at Friends of the Library events, sort book donations or become a supporting member— we need you! Members of the Christian County Friends of the Library are invited to the annual Friends of the Library meetings and early access to book sales.

Annual dues are $5 for an individual or $10 for a family. Joining is quick and simple. Take a completed membership application along with cash or check to any community branch location.

Membership Application

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Show your Support
T-shirts: $10
Bookbags small: $5
Bookbags large: $8
Available for purchase at each Friends of the Library event.

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QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? CONTACT THE LIBRARY: (417) 581-2432 OR CONTACT US.