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The Friends of Mead Public Library
Join the Friends Today!
Since 1972, the Friends of Mead Public Library have been supporting and funding public library programs and services to help supplement city appropriations. By joining the Friends, you will help your library remain on the cutting edge, while contributing to the cultural life of your community and supporting literacy promotion and lifelong learning. Click here to apply. Individual memberships start at $15. Lifetime memberships cost $300.
- Subscription to the Friends Newsletter
- Fully tax-deductible membership to a nonprofit
- Meet new people, make new friends
- Annual Meeting with a special program
- Book sale discounts
By joining, you can also assist with Friends fundraising activities, including:
- Friends BookStore & Book Sales
- Gift of Reading
- Renaissance Society Yuletide Gala
What We Fund
- Summer reading programs for kids, teens and adults
- Book purchases for the library
- Educational events for all ages
- Library equipment and fixtures
Officers & Board Members
- Joan King, President
- Petra Boldt, Vice President
- Marge Giesen, Secretary/Treasurer
- Sandy Loth
- Pat Mahlendorf
- Lynn Miller
- Mary Mitch
- Kathy Nelson
- Sharon Quicker
- Cheryl Schoenenberger
- Hayley Shirk
- Judy Van Calligan
- Judy Zimmermann
- Sydny Mehn, Liaison
The Friend's BookStore is located near the main entrance to the library and has an always-changing inventory, with prices range from 10 and 25 cents for magazines and $0.25 to $2 for books (excluding specialty books).
Hours - The volunteer-run bookstore operates whenever the library is open. We try to staff the BookStore as often as we can, but when we are unable to do so, there is a box conveniently located at the entrance where you can pay.
History and Operation of the FMPL BookStore – We opened in 2004 and annual sales now top $10K. Proceeds support library programs, special events and other areas of the library.
Donations - We accept donations of gently used books, magazines, videos, tapes, CDs, or DVDs. The drop-off box is located in the Bookstore. For donations bigger than one full box, please call 920-459-3400, ext. 2039. Certain items with local history significance are especially welcome. More information on the types of items we accept as donations is available here.
Remaining 2019 Meetings
January 15 (Annual Meeting)
All meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except where noted) in The Loft at Mead Public Library.