Thursday, April 26
Today's Hours:

Central 9am-9pm
East Closed
McCollough 9am-8pm
North Park 9am-8pm
Oaklyn 9am-8pm
Red Bank 9am-8pm
Stringtown Closed
West Closed



Friends Committee of the EVPL Foundation

What is our mission?

The Public Library Friends, Inc. was a non-profit organization begun in 1982. In 2014, it merged into the EVPL Foundation, however, the merged organization still strives to:

  1. Improve the services and resources of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.
  2. Promote involvement of local citizens in the activities of the Library.
  3. Advocate for Library service to our community.

What impact do the Foundation and Friends have on our library and community?

The Friends:
  • Sponsor summer reading programs for children and adults.
  • Underwrite bus transportation for Vanderburgh County third graders visiting the libraries.
  • Serve as presenting sponsor of One Book One Community.
  • Sponsor and staff the annual book sale that sells over 30,000 materials.
  • Fund special library projects.
  • Further library staff excellence through training and recognition programs.

Who are we?

The Friends Committee and Foundation donors are citizens just like you who believe in the importance of a modern, active, progressive library by donating their time and resources to the success of the Library. Foundation donors and Friends Committee members volunteer for special projects and implement the ever-popular Annual Book Sale.