Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends of the Hamilton East Public Library?
The Friends of the Hamilton East Public Library is a local grassroots organization that supports the library through fundraising and advocacy. The Friends promotes increased knowledge and understanding of the library's resources and fosters public support and cooperation for the necessary development of library services in our community. The Friends seek to maintain and enhance the essential library services offered to the citizens of Noblesville and Fishers. The board is actively involved in running the Book Shops at the Fishers and Noblesville Libraries, planning fundraising activities, and sponsoring the annual "Mystery" production in the Fall.
Book Shop Hours 
The Friends of the Library book shops are located right inside the main entrances of both building. There is also an on-going book sale in Fishers.
When:         Noblesville
Monday - 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  Sunday - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Board Officers
John Lauck
Vice President:
Gail Winsmore
Dave Cantos
Heather Platt
Additional Friends of the Library Board Members
Beth Backus
Bob Shimer
Gloria Storey
Friends Board Meeting Schedule
The board meets February - November at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Fishers Library
  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Noblesville Library
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Fishers Library
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Noblesville Library
Contact Information
For information about opportunities with the Friends, contact:
John Lauck, 442-6066,
How to become a Friend
Paper applications are available at both the Fishers and Noblesville Libraries.
Membership Fees
Membership type:
One year individual
One year family
One year student
Lifetime individual
Lifetime family
Benefits of Being a Friend
When you become a member of the Friends of the Library you will:
  • receive a 50% discount on all items in the Friends Book Shops on the 1st Saturday of each month.
  • be given the opportunity to vote at the Annual Meeting and specially called meetings.
  • be able to join the many volunteers who help run the Book Shops and assist with other projects.
  • be rewarded with the great feeling that comes from knowing you are helping to spread the joy of reading and the love of culture through your community.
Volunteer Opportunities with the Friends of the Library
  • helping staff the Book Shops
  • sorting books at the library prior to the book sales
  • and much more...
How the Friends Support the Library
The Friends of the Library support the Library by directly donating funds to the library. Here are just a few items the Friends recently purchased for the library:
  • Summer Reading program
  • Adult Fiction Material
  • Projector for Youth Services
  • AWE Early Literacy computers
  • Atomic Clocks for the Library
Funds donated by the Friends to the various departments help them purchase items that fall beyond the normal scope of the library budget and needs that become apparent sometime after budget completion.
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