APLS Executive director Kelly Ehinger, Past President Roxy Casper, Current President Perez Neipp

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library associations were established to create and stimulate public support of library programs, interpret the library to the community, encourage gifts to the library, and provide financial support beyond the library budget capacity. Their patronage and hard work enables the programs, at two locations, listed below!

Membership in Friends of the Library is open all residents at a variety of membership levels. Friends meets four times a year, some members help out with the book sale, some at other events. The support that Friends of the Library gives to our two locations enhances our patron's experience at the Libraries and is very much appreciated. Please consider joining, by completing the form on this page.

FOL - Decatur


President - Deborah Neipp
Vice President - Larry Macklin
Secretary - Sharon Rich
Treasurer - Mary Strickler


Eric Mann, Past President
Carol Pettibone, 2016-2018
Janet Macklin, 2016-2018
Sheila August, 2015-2017
Jim Compton, 2015-2017

Ex-Officio Members

Kelly Ehinger, Director
Library Board of Trustees member

Events Sponsored by Friends

  • Summer Reading Program
  • Science Central's Handson Science
  • Stevens Puppets
  • Library Olympics
  • Callithumpian Parade
  • Safety Park Halloween Event
  • Winter Reading Program
  • Santa Visit
  • Read Across America
  • JL Trekkers Programs
  • Teen Programs
  • Staff & Volunteer Recognition
  • National Library Week Prizes

FOL - Geneva


President - Jacqueline Donnally
Vice President - Kathi Tooley
Secretary - Helen Stucky
Treasurer - Jan Stahly


Sarah Briggs
Diane Thane

Events Sponsored by Friends

  • Summer Reading Group
  • Book Sales
  • Purchased Childrens books
  • Decorations for library and windows
  • Food for Summer reading group
  • Prizes for Summer reading group
  • Racks for video/audio selections
  • Large Christmas Tree
  • Reception for author Jeanne Dam
  • Quilts/Pillow raffle

Join Friends!

We meet four times a year to help with event planning and it's fun! We also enjoy the Pre-Sale before the Annual Book Sale, and our monthly copy of Off the Shelf, the monthly APLS Newsletter. Join us today!


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Friends of the Library - Decatur Bylaws
Friends of the Library - Geneva Bylaws

APLS - Decatur
128 S 3rd St
Decatur, IN 46733
F 260-724-2877
Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 8pm
Thu, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

APLS - Geneva
305 E Line St
Geneva. IN 46740
F 260-368-9776
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 1pm - 5pm
Thu: 1pm - 5pm & 6 pm - 8:30pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm


The Adams Public Library System serves all people of the Decatur and Geneva communities by acquiring, organizing, and providing access and guidance to a wide variety of information and materials to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, and recreational needs of this community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.

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