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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Governing Board Officers

  • Terri Yanke, President
  • Virginia Carlson, Vice President
  • Elvera Dahl, Secretary
  • Diane Kunzer, Treasurer
  • Marian McClellan, Director
  • Mary Lenz, Director
  • Shirley Bashaw, Director
  • Virginia Andersen, Director

Friends of Aram Library Monthly News & Views

This is the month we look forward to all year– time for our Annual Summer Book Sale! Join us under the tent on the front lawn on Saturday, August 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mark your calendar and bring the family! We’re sure to have something to please everyone and at bargain prices!

If you’re an early riser and physically fit (or know someone who is), please join our ‘behind the scenes’ box-carrying crew! We always need extra hands to help with set-up in the morning (starting at 6:30 a.m.) and take-down in the afternoon (starting at 3:15 p.m.). We offer treats each time and have forms available for students interested in earning community service hours. If you have questions or want to pass along the names of any willing and able volunteers, please leave a message for us at the Library or email us at We welcome and appreciate your participation!

Best wishes for an August filled with active fun in the sun, pleasant hours in the garden, interactive time with friends and family and, of course, enjoyable relaxing moments with a satisfying read! See you at the Library and at the Book Sale on August 11.

It was from my own early experience that I decided there was no use to which money could be applied so productive of good to boys and girls who have good within them, and the ability and ambition to develop it, as the founding of a public library.
– Andrew Carnegie

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.