Friends of Aram

June 2023

We are excited to welcome the month of June when we say ‘good-bye’ to another school year and ‘hello’ to summer fun and vacations!  It’s also a very special time at Aram Library as we kick off the highly popular Summer Reading Program filled with activities, prizes and programs for all ages!  Please join us throughout the summer to experience all the neat surprises that have been planned just for you.

When you’re at the library, don’t forget to check out our Friends’ special carts and shelves!  They are filled with wonderful books at bargain prices that are just perfect for your summer reads!  We’ve added a special table filled with “Get Ready for Summer” books with emphasis on Grilling and Gardens and a few other summer activities included as well.

As a reminder, our DVD sale is still in progress; buy three for $1.00 each and get one free.  And our cart of special values is available with all books priced at just $2.00 each.

For the Friends, summer also means it’s time to get ready for our big Annual Summer Book Sale coming up on Saturday, August 12th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please mark your calendar and join us!

Each year, we welcome extra help with set-up and take-down for the book sale!  The morning shift starts at 6:15 a.m., and our afternoon shift begins at 4:15 p.m.  Each shift takes about two hours or less to complete.  We meet on the front lawn of the library, and we’ll have treats and beverages available in the morning, and pizza and cookies in the afternoon.  As a bonus, students can earn two to four hours of community service for their time.  If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please email us at:

Wishing you a summer filled with good friends, good times and good reads!  Congratulations to our graduates and Happy Father’s Day!

Hope to see you at Aram Library!

”The glory of gardening:  hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature!  To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but also the soul!” – Alfred Austin


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.

Governing Board Officers

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