Friends of the Library

Meet 2nd Wednesday of every month @ 6:30pm

Who are the Friends?

Our Friends group are volunteers who share a common belief that the library is important to the intellectual and cultural growth of the community.

What is their purpose?

The members of this non-profit organization work to increase public awareness of all library services and assist in bringing funds to the library for special needs.

Please contact President, Pauline Petersen, at or 618.288. 288.2212  for more information or to join the Friends group.

Friends of the Library Scholarship

Volunteers who are residents of Glen Carbon and are currently graduating from high school, have been accepted to a college or trade school, and who have completed 25 or more hours of community service with the Junior Friends of the Library will be eligible for a chance to receive a $500.00 scholarship from the Friends of the Library. For those interested, please ask for the Scholarship Application.


Junior Friends of the Library

Meet the first Thursday of each month @ 6:30pm.

Who are the Jr. Friends?

Our Jr. Friends group consists of young adult volunteers (ages 12-18) who meet at the Library to perform community outreach projects.

What is their purpose?

JFOL members organize fund raising activities.  The proceeds from the fund raisers are donated to the Library and other charitable organizations that the JFOLs believe are helping to make a difference in our community.   They also provide a safe environment within the Library young adults can meet and socialize.


198 S. Main, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 - (618) 2881212 - Fax (618)288-1205
Mon-Thurs: 9-8 Fri-Sat: 9-5 Sun: 1-5(Sep - May)