Friends of the Library


The Friends of the Pleasant Hill Public Library annual membership drive is starting. If you are already a member, watch your mail for a renewal letter. If you have never joined, please consider supporting the Friends. Through their efforts the library has added many DVDs and well as Books on CD. The Friends have also supported programming offered at the library and bought computers and other equipment for patron use.  During our renovation this past summer, they contributed $5,000 to help offset costs! Below is a membership form for the Friends



  • First Tuesday in March, June, September, and December
  • Library
    5151 Maple Dr.
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

October 2020

What a year 2020 has been! Beginning on March 17, the Pleasant Hill Public Library closed for 3 months. It is now open again and ager to serve library patrons. Each year, thousands of people utilize the Pleasant Hill Public Library. Most of the expenses for resource materials, building maintenance, and staff salaries are funded by tax dollars from the city. Not everything can be funded through these sources; and this is where the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library steps in to help. Your membership support is greatly appreciated, especially during these difficult times.

The Friends is a group of individuals and local businesses that have a strong interest in the library and are willing to provide additional financial support to enhance the library’s service. In recent years, the Friends have purchased furniture, computers, books on CD, and DVDs. The Friends also have provided extra financial support for many special events at the library.

In addition to assisting financially, we are active in promoting the library in the community. We operate a book sale of surplus items to generate funds, help maintain the grounds, and provide other useful services as needed. Items for sale are located at the far right (west) side of the library by the study rooms.

Our Friends group is always eager to welcome new members! Meetings are held on a quarterly basis at the library. Our current meeting schedule is at 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in September, December, March, and June. If you would like to attend any meeting, we recommend calling the library (515-266-7815) to confirm the time and date.

The Friends is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization, is eligible for employer matching funds, and is tax deductible. Memberships are renewed on a yearly basis. As noted above, we welcome all of our members to attend our quarterly meetings; however, meeting attendance may not be feasible for some members who join to provide financial support to our organization. We hope you will complete the form below and mail it with your check or drop it off at the library. Your support will be greatly appreciated! _________________________________________________________________________________ Friends of the Library New Membership and Renewal Form

                                                 New ( ) Renewal ( )

Name ________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip Code ____________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________________ Email _____________________________________

Family/Individual ( ) $10.00 ( ) $25.00 ( ) $50.00 ( ) Other

Business ( ) $50.00 ( ) $100.00 ( ) Other

Supporting ( ) $50.00 Benefactor ( ) $100.00

If you would like to make a donation but don’t wish to become a Friends member, please list the amount of your donation here. Thank you! ______________________