Eckhart Public Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of Eckhart Public Library, Inc. in Auburn, Indiana is a non-profit organization whose enthusiastic support makes many special library programs possible. Their book sales are dedicated to making significant contributions to the steady growth of the library and its services to the community. Friends help promote the library by sponsoring activities which encourage reading and broaden the user base of the library. Sponsored activities include: Annual Book Sales, Giving Thanks Silent Auction, Adult Programming, Book Clubs, Reading Clubs, Volunteer Luncheons, Teen Programing, Children's Programing.

Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Eckhart Public Library Inc. Annual Meeting is Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Close Community Room. The meeting will be"Remembering Jan Barber", who was a member and president of the Friends of Eckhart Public Library from 2009-2014. The special guest speaker will be Rebecca Justice-Schaab. The meeting will also include a business meeting and the election of officers. The proposed slate officers is:

Mike Mapes - President

Sherri Sible - First Vice President

Alyce Schnelker - Second Vice President

Kathie Kock - Secretary

Bill Schaab - Treasurer

Ann Green, Tom Woodfin, Loraine Hartranft, Lynette Ebert, Keeley Ebert - Members-At-Large 

Help the Friends while you Shop

Did you know that you can help Friends of Eckhart Public Library, Inc. while you shop? has created something called Amazon Smile that donates a portion of your purchase to a charity. If you select Friends of Eckahrt Public Library, Inc. as your charity, a donation will be made to the Friends! Amazon Smile works with all Amazon accounts (including Prime Membership).

Art Shows

The 48th Annual Art Show and 6th Annual Teen Art show will be Thursday, May 7 - Friday, May 15.

Adult Entry Form

Teen Entry Form

Children Entry Form

Be A Friend

As a Friend you can:

Help the library through contributions of
time and money

Receive The Bookmark, the library's newsletter

Attend special previews for Friends
book sales

Voting privileges at Friends Meeting

Membership dues and gifts are
tax deductible.

Get Involved

Become a Friends Volunteer

Sort Books for Book Sale

Work at the Book Sale

Serve on the Annual Meeting

Assist with Publicity

Serve on the Art Show Committee

Serve on the Friends Board


Individual $10.00

Family $15.00

Silver $25.00

Gold: $50.00

Platinum: $100.00

Become a Friends Member today!

Upcoming Book Sale

February Love Your Library Sale

Exclusive to EPL Friends of the Library
(Memberships available at the door)

Wednesday, February 11, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Open to the Public

Thursday, February 12, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ($1 a Bag)

Future Dates:

May 13, 14, and 15

July 22, 23, 24, and 25

October 21, 22, and 23

Friends Board of Directors

President: Mike Mapes

1st Vice President: Emily Drayna

2nd Vice President: Alyce Schnelker

Secretary: Mary Smaltz

Treasurer: Bill Schaab

Member: Karen Diehl

Member: Susan Fischer

Member: Ann Green

Member: Kathie Kock

Member: Sherri Sible


If you would like more information about making donations to the Friends, click here.