Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Community Room. The Friends are a group of volunteers who share a common belief that the library is important to the intellectual and cultural growth of the community. 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. Membership forms are available at the Help Desk. For more information contact us at:

Friends of the Library Scholarship

Volunteers of any age 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 (or library if an adult) will be eligible for a chance to receive a $500.00 scholarship from the Friends of the Library.

Scholarship Application


Junior Friends of the Library

The Jr. Friends of the Library meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 6:30pm and consist of young adult volunteers (ages 12-18) who meet at the Library to perform community outreach projects. 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. Membership forms are available in the Youth Services area.