Volunteers who contribute 75 hours of service to the library or to the Friends in 1998 will be eligible for a free 1999 individual membership in the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. The Friends say, "We believe those who are serving the library in a volunteer capacity are certainly friends of the library, and the membership is only acknowledging a relationship that already exists."


Every new member signing up during the current Become a Friend campaign will receive a free Book Lovers Page-A-Day calendar. Any current member who gives a gift membership also receives the calendar.


Friends of the Boone County Library make a special effort to involve businesses in their organization with two special categories of membership: Commercial and Small Business. Commercial memberships are available at an annual membership contribution of $100; a Small Business membership is $25. Each Commercial and Small Business member is recognized in the newsletter immediately after they join, and all are listed again, with thanks, at the end of the year.