Friends of the Libraries

The Friends, a non-profit, volunteer organization was established in 1971 to provide financial and physical volunteer support to the Annie Halenbake Ross Library and units.
The Friends are committed to the improvement of the libraries to benefit all residents of Clinton County. The Friends have a three-part mission:

  • Stimulating public interest in and use of the services and resources available through the Ross Library and its affiliates in Beech Creek and Renovo
  • Raising funds to purchase books and materials, provide support services, sponsor programs and speakers, and conduct special projects
  • Serving as an advocate for the Ross Library

Each year, members of the Friends provide vital support to the libraries through their generous monetary contributions and gifts and by volunteering their time and talents to re-shelve books, assist with children’s programs, research genealogical requests for patrons, organize adult programs, conduct book groups, and many other tasks as needed.

Membership Information

The Friends depends on its volunteer members to carry out and fulfill its mission to help the Library. Membership in the Friends helps to provide books, materials and services and to make continued improvements to strengthen our Library.
Membership in the Friends brings many rewards, including the knowledge that your monetary gift and volunteered time makes a major difference and contribution to our public library.

Membership Fees

Individual: $15.00
Family: $35.00
Patron: $75.00
Lifetime individual: $125.00

Friends of the Ross Library Board of Directors

President – Carmen Banfill
Treasurer – Ann Allison
Secretary – 
Library Board Representative – Roberta Doyle

Members — Kathy Gephart


Immediate Past President – Holly Eisaman


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