The Friends of the Library volunteer group has, for decades, been vital to the library. If not for the hard work of our Friends, we would not be here today. The Friends fundraising and advocacy allowed us to put up a new library building in 2002, given us much-needed furniture and equipment, funded fantastic programs for the public, and brought new faces through our doors.
President: Diana Skalitzky
Vice President: Joanne Mackey
Treasurer: Maureen Hafner-Lazers
Secretary: Open Position
Past President: Phillip Braithwaite
If you would like to join us, 2019 meetings are held on the second Thursday of every other month at 6:00 pm Jan. 10, March 14, *May 9, July 11, September 12, November 14. May 9th is the annual meeting.
Membership dues are: Individual $5 Family $10 Business $25
The Friends hold five major fundraising events every year. Volunteers are very welcome at:
Book Sale - The second week in May. Thursday is a special Friends members only preview sale from 3-6pm. Friday the book sale is open to the public 8am-1pm. Saturday the book sale is open to the public 8am-3pm. Volunteers are needed to haul in and set up thousands of books in the weeks before the book sale. If you'd like to help, please call Leaota Braithwaite at 608-655-3700.
The Village Wide Garage Sale Day is held on the same Saturday, (2019: May 11th). Friends sponsor the Garage Sale Day by coordinating the sale map listings and fees, and placing ads on social media and in the local newspaper.
Dog Wash - Usually the second Saturday in July. 10am-2pm. Volunteers are needed for dog bathing and drying, cashier, picture taking, and the bandana booth.
Trivia - Usually the second Saturday in October. 7-11pm. Volunteers are needed to make snacks for sale, act as cashiers, sell raffle tickets, set up, and clean up. *** 2019 date is October 5th***
Bake Sale - The second Saturday in December. 8am-2pm. Volunteers are needed to donate baked goods, price donations, act as cashier, and clean up. ****2019 Date is December 14th**** Sinsinawa Bread will be available.
The Friends have also done Gala events (such as wine tastings), indoor mini golf, and volunteer appreciation banquets. If you want to help, let us know!
For updates on these events and more, please see our calendar or Facebook page.