Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit advocacy organization which supports the Mason City Public Library. Our volunteer members advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the library, its patrons, and the community.

Friends of the Library Board Members 


Connie Samsel


Audrey Wolf Secretary
Theresa Betz Treasurer
Kathy Hentges  Member
Carole Nelson  Member
Tiffany Dunlay  Member
Mary Markwalter   Library Director




The Friends of the Library is a group who supports and promotes the Mason City Public Library.  The Friends raise funds to be used by the Library for activities not ordinarily covered under the library's operating budget.  The Friends currently have nearly 200 members.  We contribute to the summer reading program for children, young adults, adult programs, and to the Writers' Workshop. 


Friends of the Library Membership

You are invited to join us for a minimum donation of $5.00. You may pick up a membership form at the front desk of the library and return it at the library or mail it to us at 225 2nd St. SE, Mason City, IA  50401.


Friends of the Library Membership Activities


Attend library events, summer programs, and fund raising efforts.


Volunteers are needed to assist with special projects and as other varied opportunities present themselves throughout the year.


Your financial gifts help the Friends help the library provide a variety of programs for all ages..