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                  301 W. Elm - Salina, KS - 67401 

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Library Hours

                 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                 Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                 Sunday 1 - 6 p.m. 

Friends of the Library

Become a Friend

The Friends of the Salina Public Library is an organization of volunteer members dedicated to providing visible support for Salina Public Library by raising and donating funds to the library, initiating and sponsoring activities and events, and providing volunteers for library activities.

Membership Categories and Annual Dues

$5 Student
$10 Individual
$25 Family
$50 Benefactor 
$100 Single Lifetime
$250 Family Lifetime

Friends membership forms can be found by clicking "Become a Friend" or at the library's adult circulation desk.

Perks of Membership

In addition to supporting the library, Friends members enjoy these benefits:

  • Enroll in CLASS courses one day before registration opens.
  • Incur no daily late fines on library items. Friends are responsible for lost or damaged items. Items are considered lost once 28 days overdue.
  • Attend the Friends Book Sale Preview Night.

Friends News

Stack of Books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The 2019 sales will be:

Feb. 23-24
Oct. 25-27

Prescott Room


Joe McKenzie Youth Scholarship Winner

Liza Cooper is the 2018 recipient of the Joe McKenzie Youth Scholarship. Cooper attended Elyria Christian School and was a longtime summer volunteer at the library. She will receive a $1,500 scholarship.





Friends’ book sale shelf located in the lobby
Book sales
Scholarships for teen volunteers
Scholarships for library staff
Funded library fitness program
Supplies books for Little Free Libraries 
T-shirts for the summer teen volunteers
Large print Readers Digest magazine 
Toys and games for the Imagination Station in Youth Services
Information Services Desk
TomTom and Garmin GPS for Technology Department
Wii game for Technology Department bowling league
Yard signs for Summer Reading Program 
Some volunteer activities for the Friends Members are hosting at special library or Friends event, bringing goodies to special events, helping to organize the FSPL book sale items, lending a hand with the book sale, assisting with ticket and book sales for the Salina Poetry Series, helping with receptions and book sales for visiting authors.

Find current volunteer opportunities here. 

Friends Board

The Friends Board includes 12 members who are elected to three-year terms. The officers and board members for 2018–19 are:

President: Mary Shaffer
Vice President: Gretta Kontas
Secretary: Marcia Anderson
Treasurer: Cloie Brevik 
Board Members
Bonnie Anderson
Judy Kohman
Betty Garrison
Janet Schmidt
Amy Rundquist
Gerry Cox
Luke Higgins
James Talley


Become a Friend