Foundation of Friends in Action











Vision:  To ensure that the Indian Valley Library is a dynamic force for community learning.

Mission:  Strengthen the financial resources of the Indian Valley Public Library to guarantee sustainability.

The Foundation of Friends was established in 2019 and has been offering financial support to the Indian Valley Public Library ever since.  Below are the special projects the FOF has funded as of 2022. The current project is the renovation of the Community Room. You may join and be a part of the mission here

Chess Clocks

The members of the Beginner's Chess Club are serious about improving their

skills. They recently found themselves in need of some chess clocks and 

requested some assistance with funding. The Foundation of Friends was happy

to answer the call.

Pictures of kids using the chess clocks would go here. 












                                                                                                                  IVPL Video Series

                                                                                                                 The library offers an abundance of things to do - both in-                                                                                                                        person and online - and wanted to find a way to showcase                                                                                                                    what it provides to the community. When it was decided                                                                                                                        that video would be the best medium to do that, the                                                                                                                              Foundation of Friends was quick to offer it's support and                                                                                                                      made it their special project for 2022. 





Longtime volunteer Gene Mattes discusses why he

chooses to get involved. He has been a volunteer for

over 20 years. Gene was inspired by wife Carol; who

volunteered here prior to his time he did. 


                                                                                                                 Mr. Robbie shows off just a fraction of what kids can                                                                                                                               do here at the library; as well as his musical skills. He, Ms.                                                                                                                     Angela, and Ms. Nicole provide a wealth of fun and                                                                                                                                 educational activities for local youth.


















Book Vending Machine

James Styer, Chair

William G. (Bud) Leister, Jr., Vice-Chair

Betty Linko, Secretary

Stephanie Kazanjian, Treasurer

Children's Library Couch

Joseph T. Devlin          

Albrecht P. (Al) Engel        

Julian Hauck                   

Tim Mininger

Rick Stober                

Victor Verbeke, Esq.,


Staff: Margie Stern, IVPL Director

Nick Hagdorn, IVPL Development Officer                      


Bob Schoen

JoAnne Strom