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Join or renew your membership today by making your gift online or by mailing a check payable to:

Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 30447
Kansas City, MO 64112

With your annual membership you'll receive:

  • Membership card good for 10% off purchases at the Central Library Cafe*
  • Invitations to exclusive, Friends-only events
  • Special opportunities to volunteer at the Library
  • Member discounts on Friends merchandise
  • Your very own Friends of the Library decal
  • Satisfaction from showing your Library love as  Friend every day!

Membership Options

Standard Memberships

  • $25 Young Friends membership 
  • $35 Individual membership 
  • $60 Family membership (*you receive two membership cards at this level)

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Don’t hesitate to soar above and beyond if you’re able to give more to support the Library you love! Consider that: 

$100 connects one family to the internet at home for an entire school year, making possible the completion of online homework assignments, access to live tutoring, and exploration of college and job opportunities 

$250 teaches 65 brand new parents about the importance of reading to their newborns and gives each baby their first book 

$500 starts home libraries for 116 children living in poverty (extra important because being surrounded by books at home is the single most important predictor of student performance) 

$1,000 grants a full scholarship to one adult earning their high school diploma and career certificate from the Library’s Career Online High School, giving them a second chance to build a better life for their family. 
(In case all this impact isn’t enough for you, a one-time gift of $1,000 to the Friends today makes you a member of the Friends for life!)

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