Join Friends of the Library

Support the Library through Friends of the Library.

The Whiting Library has a Friends campaign each year in April.  We do not have an active Friends organization, but donations of any amount are gladly accepted and used for special projects. Donations may be mailed to the library at the address below, or delivered in person.  Receipts are issued if needed.

                                   Whiting Public Library

                                   P.O. Box 288

                                   Whiting, Iowa 51063

The Friends raise funds to be used by the Library for special activities or projects not ordinarily covered under the Library's operating budget. Ongoing Library operations are paid for by city, county, and state tax dollars. 

Friends donations have enabled the library to:

  • Buy tables and chairs for the meeting room
  • Upgrade office and public-access computers
  • Improve the kitchen facilities
  • Maintain landscaping on the library grounds
  • Install additional shelving throughout the library
  • Provide special collections of books
  • Make improvements in the children's area



"Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals
during a plague."

Eleanor Crumblechulme