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The Friends of Mead Public Library

Join the Friends Today!


Friends book sale

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.

Membership Benefits

  • 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
  • Art-o-Mat
  • Raffles
  • Renaissance Society Yuletide Gala

What We Fund


Friends of Mead Public Library Funding
  • 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

Stay in Touch!

  • You can contact the Friends library liaison at 920-459-3400, ext. 2039.
  • Check out the Friends newsletter.
  • Like us on Facebook.
  • Or if you happen to be in the library, stop by the BookStore and say hello!

Friends Bookstore


friends of mead public library bookstore

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.

Meeting Schedule


friends meeting

Remaining 2019 Meetings

  • January 15 (Annual Meeting)                               

  • February 19

  • March 18

  • April 18

  • May 20

  • June 17

  • July 15

  • August-No Meeting

  • September 16

  • October 21

  • November 18

  • December-No 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.

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