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Welcome Friends!


 January 19, 2019 we will be holding a mini-sale consisting of DVD’s and Music CD’s. The sale will be from 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. in the bookstore. 

We are proud to announce that Amy Heyman will also be available during the sale, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sign her second book, Tremorna.  You will recall we had the privilege to host a book signing for Amy for her first book, Polvenon.  

Both stories take place in Cornwall and will be available for sale by cash or check on January 19th. 





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Benefits of Being a Friend

  • Information about Friends activities and library events with quarterly issues of “News to You Friends” newsletter mailed to your home

  • Notification of “Friends Preview” and coupons for great bargains at used book sales

  • The positive impact personally and for our community when volunteering to help in the BookStore, book sale processing, and special events

  • Invitation to Friends Annual Meeting/Social held during April

  • Satisfaction in knowing you are supporting the mission of the Friends and Mead Public Library

  • Invitation annually to select free used books from the Friends processing area


Friends’ Accomplishments

The Friends’ Board meets eleven times a year to plan and complete their goals, and providing assistance for the needs of the Mead Public Library in the future.

2018 Schedule of Meetings.

  • Used book sales for members and public – annual profits and donation to the library is about $12,000
  • Coordinate BookStore within the library through processing and staffing
  • Oversee Art-O-Mat as a fundraiser – Small art tokens that sell for $5 at the library
  • Produce “News to You Friends”-a quarterly newsletter
  • Sponsor “Gift of Reading” program through a $1,500 donation to purchase books to give to children who read at least five hours during the summer; benefits 525 children
  • Volunteer at Friends and library programs and special events
  • Annually donate to help support library programming for adults and children
  • Pay annual subscription for BookPage for customers, and pays for needed movie licensing
  • Support Children’s Book Festival monetarily and through volunteering
  • Plan fundraising ideas and events to donate money to the library
  • “From our Library to Yours”-a community outreach program to donate books to local organizations to develop their own libraries

The Friends invite you to join in supporting the library’s continued success and the invaluable resources it offers your community. If you decide to volunteer a typical schedule would be one day a week for a three-hour shift. Individual annual memberships are available for as little as $15. For your convenience, the Friends of Mead Public Library also offer a life membership for $300. To contact the Friends call Volunteer Services, 459-3400 ext. 3411.

Officers and Board

Joan King, President

Barbara Cole, Vice President

Marge Giesen, Secretary

Darlene Kolb, Treasurer

Judy Biederwolf

Pat Mahlendorf

Lynn Miller

Mary Mitch

Sharon Quicker

Donna Mae Ringel

Cheryl Schoenenberger

Judy Van Calligan

Judy Zimmermann 

Sydny Mehn, Liaison