Friends of Aram

The Friends of the Aram Public Library was established in 1987 to promote and assist the library. They remain today an active and vibrant group.

The Friends sponsor programs at Aram Library quarterly, conduct a giant book sale every summer, volunteer to help at a variety of library events, make monthly deliveries to residents of area nursing homes, purchase needed items for the Library that are beyond the library budget, and so much more!

Annual membership costs only $5.00. Fill out this form and drop off or mail to Aram Library.

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Thanks for your support!

Governing Board Officers

  • Terri Yanke, President
  • Cheryl Noss, Vice President
  • Elvera Dahl, Secretary
  • Diane Kunzer, Treasurer
  • Marian McClellan, Director
  • Mary Lenz, Director
  • Shirley Bashaw, Director
  • Virginia Andersen, Director
  • Sandi Ballman, Director
  • Jane Waldkirch, Director

Friends of Aram Library Monthly News & Views

Happy New Year to you and Welcome to 2020! We are looking forward to another special year at Aram Library. New and interesting programs are in the works, as well as the return of many of your all-time favorites! Please check the Aram Newsletter, Website and/or Face Book page for updated information each month.

As we welcome and embrace the possibilities of this new year, we are also sad to have to say good-bye to a very special person and friend who will be leaving the Library this month. Our esteemed Director for the past five plus years, Anita O’Brien will be moving on to explore her own new possibilities. Please join the Library Board of Trustees and the Friends as we honor and thank Anita at an Open House on Wednesday, January 15th from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.

We continue to accept donations of gently used books, movies and music for our perpetual sale shelves and carts. If you’re moving or just cleaning out for the new year, please think of us! Each month we will also be having a “two for one sale” on certain books or categories. Please check in to see if it’s your special genre being featured.

As always, if you have questions, a special request, or need additional information about us or our programs, please contact us at: or leave a message for us at the Adult Services Desk.
Best wishes to you and yours for a beautiful, bountiful and book-filled 2020!

Hope to see you at the Library!

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin

The Friends of Aram Library Directors hard at work decorating the bags of pecans.

Festive bags of spiced pecans are now available for purchase for $6.00 per bag until supplies run out.

Friends want to thank Kevin and Stacy Hermann from the Delavan Treasure Hut for a great Spring Floral Program on April 11, 2019.

The Friends make our library festive!

At the 2017 Annual Meeting, Terry Yanke (center) welcomed Carol Anderson (left) who spoke about Norwegian rosemaling and Bill Kaul (right) who highlighted Norwegian wood carving.


The Friends display festive and delicious gift bags of nuts.