The Friends of the Monona Public Library is a community support group that was organized in 1981 to improve library services and facilities through activities that are beyond the scope of the regular staff and budget. We believe that the survival of the public library is essential to our society.
The Friends group strives to promote knowledge of, and interest in our library, as well as to enhance its value to the community. To help the library develop and extend services, the Friends group works to purchase materials and equipment with money raised through membership dues, an annual fall book sale and tax-deductible gifts. Friends work enhances programs that promote literacy and the love of books, and helps develop new programs that will advance the goals of the Monona Public Library.
By joining the Friends you will
join other concerned citizens dedicated to promoting the value of books, libraries
and literacy. Members may serve on the board or volunteer to work at the book
sale or other events. Even if you don't choose to volunteer you will have
the satisfaction of knowing that you have joined others in showing strong
support for your library.
- Annual Summer Library Reading Program
- Junior Volunteer T-shirts
- National Children's Book Week (November)
- Library receptions
- Wisconsin Book Festival "Stories Off the Shelf"
- Friends newsletter, published bi-annually
- Preparation of books and other materials for the shelves
- Aquisition of special materials for the library (such as children's board books, the ValueLine Mutual Fund Survey, and Investor's Business Daily)
- Purchase of decorative elements & toys for the children's room
- Delivery of books and materials to the homebound
- Annual used book sale (October)
- Contributions and membership fees.
The Friends is a non-profit corporation. All contributions are tax deductible.
Lynda Weinberger, President
Abbie Loomis, Vice-President
Jeny Weinberger, Secretary
Sue Nelson, Treasurer
Ann Bowles, Membership