Friends of the Library

Libraries provide access to information, public awareness, educational opportunities, aid in cultural development and foster intellectual freedom.

With the recent completion of the renovation project and building addition, the Kingman Carnegie Library is one of the strongest core libraries in the state. We want to maintain the tradition that has been established by inviting you to join with others to support our continued growth and improvement.


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 bronze statue

  • financial sponsorship of Summer Reading Progrm

Our "Friends" Board:

    • Doni Williams Barr . . President

    • Sec/Treas

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

Print a copy of the attached form and return it, with your check, to the library.

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

  • Fund raising

  • Scheduled in-library volunteer services


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

Kingman Carnegie Library

455 North Main


Fax 620-532-2528