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, have 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, 2020 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. NOTE: THE MAY 9TH ANNUAL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.
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. NOTE: THE MAY BOOK SALE DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY TUNED FOR A NEW DATE.
The Village Wide Garage Sale Day is held on the same Saturday, (2020: May 9th). 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. NOTE: THE VILLAGE WIDE GARAGE SALE SPONSORSHIP FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN MAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES AND A POSSIBLE NEW DATE FOR THE EVENT.
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. THE FRIENDS DOG WASH HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020. LET'S ALL HOPE WE CAN GET OUR STINKY PUPS WASHED IN 2021!
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.
Bake Sale - The second Saturday in December. 8am-2pm. Volunteers are needed to donate baked goods, price donations, act as cashier, and clean up. 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!