Friends of Mybrary

Friends of the LibraryFounding

In 2022, as part of the library rebranding project, the different Friends organizations were included as an integral piece of supporting our communities. While each location may maintain their own organization, they all fall under the umbrella of Friends of Mybrary.

The Friends of the Elko County Library was formed in late 1988.


The purpose of this organization shall be to:

  • Maintain an association of persons interested in libraries
  • Focus attention on the library
  • Stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services
  • Receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library
  • Support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community
  • Lend legislative support where needed and to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights


The Friends of Mybrary conduct fundraisers. Funds go directly back to the library to purchase materials, equipment or programming.

  • Just Desserts
  • Donation Letter Campaign
  • Book Sales


Elko (On hiatus)

Monthly meetings are held in the meeting room of the Elko County Library every 3rd Tuesday of each month at
noon (September - May).

What We Have Done in the Past

Since its inception, the Friends of Mybrary has donated over $230,000. Through the Friends of Mybrary, the library has been able to:

  • Purchase library books for the Children’s Department
  • Purchase adult books, both non-fiction and fiction materials
  • Purchase magazines
  • Purchase audio materials
  • Purchase downloadable materials
  • Purchase supplies to assist with the painting of the inside of the library
  • Give monies for programs
  • Give monies to assist with the operational costs of the bookmobile
  • Purchase furniture
  • Establish a scholarship program

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