Bill Kennedy's Office Location

Development Director for the JRVLS

Organizer of the FriendsofJRVLS


Home of Friends of the James River Valley Library System

Home of The JRVLS Bookmobile


Home to Children, Teen & Adult Programs


Future home of the James River Valley Library System which will combine both the Stutman County Library Location & Current Location.


The Bookmobile visits 23 locations throughout Stutsman County each month.


Nine are Early Education Locations:

  • Bright Beginnings 

  • Building Blocks

  • Child In Our Hands

  • Community Action

  • Forever Friends Daycare

  • Head Start

  • The Learning Center

  • Tracie's Daycare

  • Victory Lutheran Pre-School


Eight are Adult Locations:

  • Eventide

  • Heritage Center

  • James House

  • Legacy Center

  • Real Truck

  • Rock of Ages

  • Streeter

  • Woodworth


Six are K-12 Education Locations:

  • Buchanan

  • Hillcrest

  • Kensal

  • Medina

  • Montpelier

  • Pingree


There are 9,359 registered Library patrons in Stutsman County. 1,261 are patrons of Bookmobile services. 


On the day the Bookmobile travels, it is 35% of the Library's total circulation, over 2,000 items per month.


The current Bookmobile is over 20 years old. It has travelled 117,428 miles.


The new Bookmobile will utilize changeable charts to meet the needs of patrons visited.


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  • Increase the use of the Library through programming and public awareness activiities.


  • Advocate for strong public funding of the Library.


  • Develop private funding campaigns that enhance Library Services.


Friends are guided in their work by:


  • Creative, innovative & entrepreneurial approaches to challenging issues.


  • Inclusivity & Integrity in all activities


  • Responsible stewardship of its resources in perpetuity.


The Friends will provide support to the Library Staff & Board ensuring James River Valley Library System is the best rural Library System in the United States.


Enlist the support of local and regional Library advocates to reach the citizens of Stutsman County. Include representatives from Agricultural Business, the Automotive Industry, Communications, Education, Entrepreneurs, Farming, Finance, Food, Health Care, Hunting, Law, Local Service Clubs, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail and more.

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