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. Individual memberships start at $25. Lifetime memberships cost $375.
- 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
- Friends BookStore & Book Sales
- Gift of Reading
- Foundation 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
The Friends Bookstore
The Friend's BookStore is located near the main entrance to the library and has an always-changing inventory, with prices range from $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, 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.
The Friends of Mead Public Library publish a newsletter mailed to members quarterly.
Spring 2022 Meetings
All meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except where noted) in person at Mead Public Library in the Rocca Room.
Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Sydny Mehn at the Mead Public Library, (920) 459-3400 extension 2039 as soon as possible.
Friends members who wish to participate virtually must provide notice to Sydny Mehn at least 24 hours before the meeting so that the person may be provided a remote link to attend online.
To learn more about the Friends, call the Friends library liaison at 920-459-3400, ext. 2039. Stay up on the latest Friends news by following us on Facebook.
Or if you happen to be in the library, stop by the BookStore and say hello!