The Friends of the Kingman Carnegie Library is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the interest and welfare of the library as an educational, cultural, and recreational asset to our community. Friends do this by focusing public attention on library services, facilities, and needs as well as influencing the gifts of books, magazines, and bequests to the library through ways approved by the Board of Trustees of the library.

Friends projects have been:

  • Purchasing flat-screen monitors for computers,

  • Displaying children's paintings from the Soviet Union,

  • Purchasing Christmas decorations and educational CD's,

  • Financial sponsorship of the children's programs,

  • Monetary contributions towards a bronze statue

  • Financial sponsorship of Summer Reading Program

  • Financial sponsorship of Halloween Candy for Kingman's annual Trick or Treat Street.

Membership Annual Dues:

All contributions are tax-deductible

  • Individual - $5.00

  • Teen - $5.00

  • Families - $10.00

  • Businesses and Organizations - $20.00

How To Join:

  • Stop by the library during normal business hours to pick up a Membership Form.

  • Print a copy of the attached form and return it with your payment to the library.

  • We cannot accept credit or debit cards at this time.

  • Friends of the Library Membership Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Your time and talent can benefit Friends and the library. We have several areas that need volunteer help:

  • Book sales preparation

  • Book sales

  • Social Committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board of Directors

  • Displays

  • Cookies for children's programs

  • Telephoning/writing for legislative support

  • Fundraising


Financial contributions to Friends are welcome and are tax-deductible. Gifts may be designated for specific purposes or can be assigned where the need is greatest.

Memorial gifts are especially good ways to honor individuals who are special to you, the library, or the community.

Please make checks payable to Friends of the Kingman Carnegie Library, and send to:

Kingman Carnegie Library

455 North Main

Kingman, KS 67068