The Friends of the Library, or FOL, is a nonprofit organization which is comprised of an association of advocates, whose collective goal is to enhance the facilities and services of Joplin Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and promotion.  The organization exists to:

Foster support for ever-growing opportunities at JPL

Raise funds to enhance library services

Improve community awareness of JPL and its offerings

Encourage and guide volunteer support

Notify local officials about the important role of libraries and library appropriations

Develop stronger relationships with support organizations and donors

Sponsor special events, workshops and other activities for all ages

Our mission of offering support to the library will be made possible through the generosity of people like you.


To learn more about the Friends of the Library, or to join, visit their website: Friends of the Joplin Public Library.