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We know you need your Library!

But did you know your library needs you?

Since 1990 the Friends of the Moline Public Library have helped your Library bring quality service to you and everyone in the community.

We want to keep helping, but we need help from other Friends. In fact, we need you – your support, talent, energy, and your ideas.

As a Friend you can be proud to know you have enriched someone else’s life. We have already provided over $200,000 to the Library and have so much more we can do.

You can contact the Friends by mailing us at:

Friends of the Moline Public Library
P.O. Box 1201
Moline, IL 61266-1201

or phone 309-524-2456 during Friends Store open hours.


We welcome your comments and suggestions on what Friends can do better.


Volunteers Needed    


Who are the Friends of the Moline Public Library?

The Friends is a volunteer group founded in 1990 and dedicated to supporting the Moline Public Library in order to enhance the services provided to library patrons.

We are dedicated to enhancing the Library services as it faces budgetary challenges and the technological demands of this century. We are funded through our membership dues, magazine sales, book sales, and other fund raising events. Your dues will ensure that the Friends can help the Moline Public Library continue to be one of our community’s finest resources.
The funds are used for materials, equipment, and services that the library would not otherwise be able to provide.

Anyone can be a Friend. If you are interested in joining us, please print and complete the membership form and mail it today. We need your help.

President David Schilling
Vice President Pat Mueller
Treasurer Terry Lawrence
Secretary Marilyn Rosenberg
Other Directors: Kim DeClercq
  Mariellen Ehredt
  Arno Panicucci
  Sally Rylander


Friends Accomplishments

In addition to the magazine and book sales to patrons, the Friends have provided many grants to the Library that have made a difference for the library patrons directly or made an improvement of the efficiency in the library staff.

Since 1990
Friends of the Moline Public Library have given close to $300,000 to the library and are committed to providing $30,000 for library programs, publicity and materials in 2014.

Friends Sale Room Volunteers

The Friends of the Moline Public Library Sale Room in the new library is totally run by volunteers who assist patrons in selections, accept new donations, restock shelves and sort received materials in our sorting room. A more detailed description of duties is included on the application form.

Currently our shifts are fully staffed with 2-5 volunteers per shift. The work shifts are two hours long, and details of hours are on our downloadable application form. You may also pick up an application form in our Sale Room. Temporary vacancies are filled by substitutes. We are accepting applications to become a substitute, and subs may move into a regular shift as they become open.

We have training available for our volunteers, and we are a part of RSVP network of volunteers. Thank you for considering this opportunity to help your library. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact store manager by leaving a note at circulation (or in Sale Room), email to or by mail at Friends of MPL, PO Box 1201, Moline, IL 61266-1201

Sale Room Volunteer application form PDF

Book and Magazine Sales

Friends Sale Room


Magazines, books, and various media may be purchased from the Friends Sale Room across from the checkout counters in the new Moline Library. We have hardback, paperback, children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, audio books, music CD’s, cassette tapes, and other media. Our selection includes premium (like new books), pretty good books, and our usual excellent selection of bargain books.

Current magazines, books, and media may be donated at the library by anyone any time the library is open. You may leave your donations in the Sale Room, in our donations drop box in the library lobby, or at the circulation desk.

You do not need to be a member to donate. We ask for magazines that are current year (weeklys in current quarter year) any media and books that are in very good condition – hardback and paperback CD, VHS tapes, DVDs, and records. Our volunteers in the Sale Room will be happy to assist you.

We also offer a donor card for tax purposes on donated materials.

Friends Sale Room Hours

Monday – Tuesday
Noon – 6 pm

10 am – 2 pm

10 am – 4 pm

10 am – 2 pm

10 am – 2 pm



Please look for our sturdy canvas bookbags on sale in our Sale Room at the library. All proceeds benefit the Moline Public Library.

Suggestions and Comments

We welcome your suggestions and comments on how we can do a better job in supporting our Library. If you care to comment on how we are doing or have ideas that could improve what we do, please let us know. If you have an idea for a fundraiser please share it with us.


Our mailing address is:
Friends of the Moline Public Library
P.O. Box 1201
Moline, IL 61266-1201



Moline Public Library | 3210 41st Street | Moline, IL 61265 | phone 309-524-2440