Friends of the Library

Support the Friends with a donation!

Read the Friends of the Library Blog for all the latest news from the Friends!

Mission Statement
The purpose of the corporation is to advocate for the Irondequoit Public Library by bringing the services of the Library to the attention of the public and by raising money to sponsor programs and otherwise assist the library. The Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library is an independent, all-volunteer, 501(C)3, tax-exempt, non-profit organization.

Contact the Friends by email at


Stop in at either branch of the Irondequoit Public Library to join or print out and mail a Friends Membership Application. Many types of tax deductible membership options are available:

  • Individual: $10
  • Family: $15
  • Sponsoring: $25
  • Patron: $50 or above

Other Membership Options:

Business, Club & Organization
Business, Clubs and Organizations are welcome to join.
You may also wish to consider a Memorial donation to remember a loved one. The Friends organization is registered as not-for-profit and may be designated by families for memorial donations in lieu of flowers.
Special Event or Tribute Membership
Celebrate births, graduations and other special events with a donation to the Friends in his/her name. Use a tribute donation to recognize a special teacher or to honor an achievement. (Please include type of celebration/tribute and honoree’s name & address on a separate sheet)

What We Do
Fund special programs and initiatives not covered in the Library’s operating budget:

  • Children’s Programs
  • Teen Programs
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Adult Programs
  • Visiting Performers
  • Special Events

We Also Help

  • Support Literacy
  • Encourage the use of the Library’s resources and services
  • Assist the Library in achieving its goals

Membership Benefits

  • Your membership contribution is tax deductible
  • Your name is published in the Friends’ Annual Report
  • You receive the Friends newsletter
  • Eligibility to apply for membership in the Irondequoit Federal Credit Union or The Summit Federal Credit Union
  • Satisfaction you’ve helped support literacy!

Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library – Board of Directors

Terri Dalton President
Carolyn Hamil Vice President
Bonnie Arnold Secretary
Chris Finger Treasurer
Ann W. Bayley Corresponding Secretary
Diane Stark Membership Chairperson
Sophie Ferenc Volunteer Coordinator
Annmarie Carter Social Media

Diane Stark Town Board
Ann Bayley Library Board
Mary Ellen Jones Library Board Liaison
Elaine Cole Library Foundation Liaison
Bonnie Arnold Women’s Irondequoit Network
Fred Hamil Chamber of Commerce

The Board is looking for some new board members. Interested individuals are invited to attend the Friends’ monthly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM during 2015. All meetings will take place in the Newport Conference Room:

  • October 27, 2015
  • November 24, 2015
  • December 22, 2015
  • January 26, 2016
  • February 23, 2016
  • March 22, 2016
  • April 26, 2016
  • May 24, 2016
  • June 28, 2016 (Annual Meeting)
  • July 26, 2016
  • August 23, 2016
  • September 27, 2016
  • October 25, 2016
  • November 22, 2016
  • December 27, 2016