Purpose of Library Associates

The Bartholomew County Library Associates is a non-profit volunteer organization established in 1964. Our mission is to foster a closer relationship between the library and local citizens by supporting the development of Library programs, activities and resources.
 
We contribute to the Library’s growth and development through member donations,  ongoing used book sales and volunteer efforts
 
Donating time and resources to the Library Associates enables you to participate in the Library’s vision for the future.
 

Ongoing Book Sale

The Ongoing Book Sale at the Main Library includes books, magazines, audiobooks, and reference volumes discarded from the library or donated by the public. Sale items are located on the east side of the first floor at the Main Library. Book Sale receipts support library programs for all ages.

The Hope Branch Book Sale is held annually in June.

Donations and Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts and donations in honor of individuals can be made to Bartholomew County Library Associates. Donations can be designated for the purchase of books, equipment, or other resource materials. Gifts are tax deductible. EIN 35-6058892

Checks can be mailed to Bartholomew County Public Library / 536 Fifth Street / Columbus IN 47201.

Please include all memorial donation information, so that family members can be contacted.

To Make a gift, either memorial or non-memorial, please contact Library Administration or call (812) 379-1255.

Printable Donation Form


Donation via PayPal

What Do the Associates Do?


Provide the Funding For:


Provide People Power For:


As an Associate, You Receive:

Purpose of Library Associates

The Bartholomew County Library Associates is a non-profit volunteer organization established in 1964. Our mission is to foster a closer relationship between the library and local citizens by supporting the development of Library programs, activities and resources.
 
We contribute to the Library’s growth and development through member donations,  ongoing used book sales and volunteer efforts
 
Donating time and resources to the Library Associates enables you to participate in the Library’s vision for the future.
 

Donations and Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts and donations in honor of individuals can be made to Bartholomew County Library Associates. Donations can be designated for the purchase of books, equipment, or other resource materials. Gifts are tax deductible. EIN 35-6058892

Checks can be mailed to Bartholomew County Public Library / 536 Fifth Street / Columbus IN 47201.

Please include all memorial donation information, so that family members can be contacted.

To Make a gift, either memorial or non-memorial, please contact Library Administration or call (812) 379-1255.



Ongoing Book Sale

The Ongoing Book Sale at the Main Library includes books, magazines, audiobooks, and reference volumes discarded from the library or donated by the public. Sale items are located on the east side of the first floor at the Main Library. Book Sale receipts support library programs for all ages.

The Hope Branch Book Sale is held annually in June.

What Do the Associates Do?


Provide the Funding For:

  • Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Local Speaker Events
  • Summer/Winter Reading Club
  • Community Book Read
  • Programs for Children
  • Programs for Teens
  • Adult Programming
  • Library School Scholarships

Provide People Power For:

  • Speaker Receptions
  • Fund Raising Events
  • Ongoing Book Sale

As an Associate, You Receive:

  • Program announcements
  • Online newsletter (provide us your email address)
  • Invitations to special events