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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
  • Foundation 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

  • Petra Boldt, President
  • Hayley Shirk, Vice President
  • Marge Giesen, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Joan King
  • Sandy Loth
  • Pat Mahlendorf
  • Mary Mitch
  • Kathy Nelson
  • Sharon Quicker
  • Cheryl Schoenenberger
  • Judy Van Calligan
  • Judy Zimmermann 
  • Sydny Mehn, Liaison



2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Financial Report

2020 Bookstore Report

2020 Annual Meeting Minutes

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

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. More information on the types of items we accept as donations is available here.

Meeting Schedule


friends meeting

2022 Meetings

  • January 19 - Annual Meeting, 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • February 16

  • March 16

  • April 20

  • May 18

  • June 15

  • July 20

  • August-No Meeting

  • September 21

  • October 19

  • November 16

  • December-No Meeting

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

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