Friends of the Oelwein Public Library

Mission Statement:

To support and promote the activities and programs of the Oelwein Public Library and to encourage the public to use the library for entertainment and personal life-long experiences.

The Friends of the Oelwein Public Library is an all volunteer, non-profit 501c3, tax exempt organization.


Come in the Oelwein Public Library to join, or print and mail or drop off your Friends Membership form.
Membership options are:

  • Adult         $10.00
  • Family       $20.00
  • Corporate $25.00
  • Life           $100.00
  • Junior       $2.00

Printable membership form here.

What We Do:

  • Help to fund special programs
  • Plan fund raising events to benefit the library.
  • Help bring library services to the community.
  • Advocate for the library.
  • Encourage the use of the library's resources and services.
  • Support Literacy.
  • Assist the library in achieving its goals.

Membership Benefits:

  • Your membership is tax deductible
  • Attendance at the Friends Annual Tea

Friends of the Oelwein Public Library Board of Directors:

Jody Solsma                         President
Susan Driscoll                      Vice President
Mary Frisch                          Recording Secretary
Jenny Gefaller                      Treasurer
Nancee Gearhart                  Parliamentarian & Membership
Josh Schunk                         Historian
Charlene Stocker
Dee Gerstenberger
Pat Taylor
Deb Vogel


The Friends of the Oelwein Public Library Board meets the second Monday of the month at 1:30 pm. in the library's meeting room.

The annual membership meeting is held on the second Monday in September of each year, at which time Board of Directors are elected/re-elected.

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