Membership

We are grateful for your support of the Friends of the Tempe Public Library. Our mission is to promote and support the Tempe Public Library’s rich resources in order to encourage lifelong learning and facilitate community involvement. Your financial support allows the Friends to fulfill our mission by expanding collections, providing programs and services (courses, lectures, workshops, children’s learning stations, etc.) for patrons of all ages and funding other special projects (for example, the summer reading program).

The Friends of the Tempe Public Library is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization so your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you have any questions about your membership and/or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us at info@tempefriends.org.

Ready to Join us? You can join online by clicking any “Join Today” button below or you can join using cash or a check. Bring your cash or check to Jolene Gosling. Her office is at the rear of the library. You can also pay by mail. Mail your cash or check to: Jolene Gosling, c/oTempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

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Jane Austen Membership: $25.00
”But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.” As a Jane Austen Member, we recognize your generosity with a free book each month! You’ll receive notices that inform you of the “free book category” being offered at the Friends’ Bookstore (located just inside the main doors of the library) for the upcoming month. It could be history, health, mystery…always a surprise. Come in anytime during the month, give your name to one of the bookstore volunteers and pick your free book in that month’s category.

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Emily Dickinson Membership: $50.00
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” As an Emily Dickinson Member, we recognize your generosity with gifts of a free mug and a complimentary coffee or ice tea from the Connections Cafe (located on the main floor of the library).  Give your name to a barista to receive your beverage.

Additionally, as with all our membership levels, we thank you with a free book each month! You’ll receive notices that inform you of the “free book category” being offered at the Friends’ Bookstore (located just inside the main doors of the library) for the upcoming month. It could be history, health, mystery…always a surprise. Come in anytime during the month, give your name to one of the bookstore volunteers and pick your free book in that month’s category.

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Ernest Hemingway Membership: $100.00
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” As an Ernest Hemingway Member, we recognize your generosity with gifts of an attractive and versatile tote bag and a Connections Cafe coffee mug plus a complimentary coffee or iced tea. Claim your tote bag at the Friends’ Bookstore (located just inside the main doors of the library) and your mug and complimentary beverage from Connections Cafe (located on the library main floor). Our volunteers and staff are there to assist you.

Additionally, as with all our membership levels, we thank you with a free book each month! You’ll receive notices that inform you of the “free book category” being offered at the Friends’ Bookstore for the upcoming month. It could be history, health, mystery…always a surprise. Come in anytime during the month, give your name to one of the bookstore volunteers and pick your free book in that month’s category.

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William Shakespeare Lifetime Membership: $500.00
“You only meet your once in a lifetime friend… once in a lifetime.” -Little Rascals  As a Lifetime Member, we recognize your generosity with a gift of a plaque that we will present to you at your convenience. We will contact you to make arrangements for the presentation.

Additionally, for one year from the date of your gift, you are eligible to receive a free book each month from our Friends’ Bookstore (located just inside the main doors of the library). You’ll receive notices that inform you of the “free book category” being offered at the Friends’ Bookstore for the upcoming month. It could be history, health, mystery…always a surprise. Come in anytime during the month, give your name to one of the bookstore volunteers and pick your free book in that month’s category.

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Donations 

We are grateful for donations of any amount. We truly can’t thank you enough for being friends to the Friends of the Tempe Public Library. To show our appreciation in a small way, to those who donate $25.00 or more,   please come to the Connections Cafe (located on the main floor of the library) to receive a free small coffee or ice tea. Just give your name to the Barista and enjoy your beverage with our compliments.

You can make your donation online by clicking on the “Make A Donation” button below. You can also donate using cash or a check. Bring your cash or check to Jolene Gosling. Her office is at the rear of the library. You can also donate by mail. Mail your cash or check to: Jolene Gosling, c/o Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

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