Friends of the Library

Welcome! The Friends of the Council Bluffs Public Library is a non-profit organization that supports the programs and services of the library. You can help your library by attending our annual book sale, visiting our online book store, or volunteering at our physical book store located in the library. Our Flyleaf Newsletter will keep you up-to-date on events and programs sponsored by the Friends.

By Joining the Friends, you will help support programming at the library, you will support staff training and development, you will be invited to participate in exclusive Friends activities and events, and you will receive the Friends newsletter. You can come in and fill out a membership form or join online using PayPal below.

Learn More About…

Book Sale

bookEach fall the Friends sponsor a massive book sale held at the Council Bluffs Public Library. This event is free and open to the public, and proceeds support library programs and services. Members of the Friends enjoy special, exclusive pre-sale entrance.


volunteersThe Library relies on the support of the Friends, and the Friends rely on the support of a dedicated team of talented volunteers. Friends volunteers help staff the bookstore, price books, prepare for the annual book sale, and much more. If you are interested in volunteering for the Friends, call 712-323-7553 (ext. 112) and fill out our volunteer application.

Shop @ Your Library

cartThe Friends of the Library Bookstore at the front of the library features great books at low prices. Stop in to see our current selection of new books! The bookstore is staffed by volunteers, and hours are subject to change. The store is usually staffed Monday 10-12, Tuesday & Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-3, Friday 10-2, and Saturday 10-12

Contact Us


Friends of Council Bluffs Library
400 Willow Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

712.323.7553 (ext. 128)

FOCBPL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID 510198844.

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