Friends of the Onawa Public Library Purpose:

Focus Public Attention on the Library

Stimulate the use of Library's resources and serivces

Sponsor Bookworm Coffee Corner

Provide matching support for grants applied for

Receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library

Support and cooperate with library in developing library services and facilities for the community

Provide volunteer services for some library functions

Support the Freedom to Read (American Library Association Bill of Rights)


The Friends of the Onawa Public Library, through fund raising, has done a lot for the library to include our continued subscriptions to several newspapers, donated toward audio books, Books for Babies program, donations every year for the Summer Reading Program, hosted several programs over the years, and many other things. Contact the Library if you would like to join the Friends group or would like to make a donation.


Membership Form


Paypal Donation



Friends of the Onawa Public Library


Will be hosting a silent auction to raise funds to help with further upkeep of your amazing library!


Our next projects planned for spring 2023 include painting the exterior of the doors and windows and to add a sidewalk and bench area to the butterfly mound as well as some other repairs to walkways.


We would greatly appreciate any donations of baskets (A great way to get your business name out there!)


Please drop off your donations by

Nov 28th before 6:00 PM