Educational Institutions

Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

  • Ames, IA
  • aplff.org

Mission Statement

The Ames Public Library Friends Foundation (APLFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps support Ames Public Library through volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy. Some of its purposes are to:

Spreads the word about library programs, resources, and services.
Raises funds to enhance the Library by providing seed money for new library collections and initiatives.
Sponsors programs such as book discussions, exhibits, music, readings, and other performances.
Manages Literary Grounds.
Holds semi-annual used book sales.
Volunteers to help in the Library.
Promotes literacy.

Main Programs

  1. Project Smyles

ruling year

1996

Board President since 2014

Self-reported

Amy Juhnke

Keywords

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Library, Literacy, Nonprofit

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EIN

42-1450291

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Project Smyles

Project Smyles is an outreach program of Ames Public Library. Its purpose is to provide library services to children from birth to age six along with their parents and childcare providers.

Project Smyles visits children where they are during the day— in daycares and preschools. Library staff present monthly storytimes and deliver library materials for the children’s use.

Category

Early Childhood Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

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AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

Leadership

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Board President

Amy Juhnke

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Amy Juhnke

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