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Friends of the Library

Book Sale

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.

Application Form

Membership Benefits

  • Booksale preview
  • Spring Program
  • Voice in library
  • Make a difference
  • Quarterly e-newsletter
  • Tax deductible membership
  • Meet new people
  • Make new friends

What We Do

  • Friends Book Store
  • Gift of Reading fundraiser
  • Art-o-matic
  • Donor Celebration
  • Sell Books Online
  • Fundraising Events
  • Board Membership
  • Program Planning
  • Special Events
  • Digital Services

What We Fund

  • Summer Reading Program (all ages)
  • Library book purchases
  • Educational events for all
  • Library equipment/fixtures
  • Experience Passes
  • Experience Collection
  • Continuing Staff Education
  • Program Sponsorship
  • Community Events

The Friends Bookstore

The Friend's BookStore is located near the main entrance to the library and has an always-changing inventory. 

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 Marge at 920-459-3400, ext. 2049. Certain items with local history significance are especially welcome.

Book Donation FAQs

A photo of the Friends of Mead Bookstore.

More Information

Marge Giesen, President

Hayley Shirk, Vice President

Marion Wheaton, Secretary

Barbara Wiese, Treasurer

Nancy Kapellen

Joan King

Jeannie Klein

Sandy Loth

Pat Mahlendorf

Carol Miller

Mary Mitch

Kathy Nelson

Sharon Quicker

Cheryl Schoenenberger

Judy Zimmermann;

Pattie Pilz - Friends Liaison

2024 Meetings

  • January 17 - Annual Meeting (Rocca Room)
  • February 21 (Imaginarium)
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17 (Rocca Room)
  • August - No Meeting
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December - No Meeting

All meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Mead Public Library in the Loft (except where noted). 

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to attend the meeting should contact the Mead Public Library, (920) 459-3400 extension 2049 as soon as possible.

Friends members who wish to participate virtually must provide notice to The Friends at least 24 hours before the meeting so that the person may be provided a remote link to attend online.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Friends, call the Friends library liaison at Pattie Pilz 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!