The Friends of the Library for Huntington City-Township/Markle Public Libraries is a group of people who believe in the Library and the importance of its services. Friends demonstrate their belief by supporting Library activities, securing materials and services, and promoting the Library as an active, dynamic education and information center in the community.
Ongoing projects include providing library activity packets for hospitalized children, delivering books to nursing homes and the Huntington County Jail, funding and promoting library activities and other special programs for children and young adults, and funding annual Summer Reading Programs for all ages. Annual fundraising projects include operating the magazine recycling/resale booth year round and offering used books, magazines and fresh coffee for sale in the Books & Brew area at the Main Library. Friends also sponsor several book sales: the Spring Sale, specializing in travel, home repair, gardening, crafts and cookbooks; the annual Used Book Sale in June (now in its 28th year, offering thousands of books of all kinds!); and the Holiday Book Boutique on the first Saturday in December.