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.
The members of the Beginner's Chess Club are serious about improving their
skills. That means timing their games just like the pros. 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.
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 explains why he
chooses to get involved. He has been a volunteer for
over 20 years. Gene was inspired by his wife Carol; who
volunteered here prior to his time here.
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
In September of 2021, the Foundation of Friends purchased
a book vending machne for the Linda Beck's Children's
Room. Children can earn tokens by participating in a
reading challenge. When they hit milestones, they earn
tokens which can be redeemed for books of their choosing.
Below, you can see just a sample of the thank you cards the
kids made for the FOF.