The Friends of the Slater Public Library is a non-profit group that provides volunteer support and funding for projects and events through the Slater Public Library. The Friends operate independently of the library and all donations are allocated to library projects which are voted on by the Friends membership.



Ways you can support the Friends of SPL:

  • Attend a meeting! We keep meetings short and sweet so you’re in and out in one hour.  Typically the 4th Monday of the month at 6 p.m.
  • Like the Slater Public Library on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.
  • Email us at and ask to be added to our email list and stay up on all the happenings.
  • Donate by cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo.

The Friends of the Slater Public Library is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible.


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Current and Recent Projects

New Library and Community Center

The Friends are working with the Library, Slater Community Club and City of Slater to help raise funds for a new library and community center, with its main focus on furnishings and technology for patron use.  For more information on the building project click HERE.

Free Little Libraries

In the fall of 2020, the Friends collaborated with Raising Readers of Story County to install Free Little Libraries in Slater and Kelley.  The Friends will use book donations to fill the libraries to provide reading materials for children and adults.  Slater’s little library is located on the playground at Nelson Park, and in Kelley you will find one located next to the school bus stop.

Easter Egg Hunt

In 2024 the Friends gave out approximately 200 books and prizes to the children who attended the Easter Egg Hunt.

Summer Reading Program

Friends fund special programs and some of the prizes for the Summer Library Program for elementary school-aged children and for preschool-aged children. The special live presentations are both educational and entertaining. Reading encouragement is featured throughout.

Golf Tournament Fundraiser


Mark your calendars for the Friends of SPL's second annual golf tournament to be held at the Ballard Golf and Country Club on Saturday, August 24, 2024.  This will be a 4 person best shot tournament.  Registration information to come.  All proceeds will go toward the community center and library building project.

Gather: A Farm to Table Experience


Gather 2024 will be held on Saturday, September 21.  This will be the third annual Farm to Table meal held on Slater's Main Street with a gourmet meal, drinks, live music and more!  Be sure to watch for ticket information to be available in August 2024. All proceeds will go toward the community center and library building project.


President – Lora Gibson

Secretary – Tiffani Brendeland

Treasurer – Suzanne Sernett

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Use the donation link above or send a check to:

Friends of the Slater Public Library
105 N. Tama   P.O. Box 598
Slater, IA 50244-0598



Friends of the SPL Donor Tiers

$20.00:  Friend

$50.00: Good Friend

$100.00: Dear Friend

$250.00: Great Friend

$500.00: Best Friend

$1000.00+: V.I.P. Friend


If you would like to contact the friends, send an email to: