Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends of the Library?

Our name tells it all, because anyone who supports the Presque Isle Community Library may become a “Friend of the Library.”

Presently, over 200 families have memberships in the Friends of the Library, and new Friends are invited to join at any time.  Library card holders receive an invitation to become a Friend in their mail boxes each December, and membership forms are also available in the library all through the year.

What do we do?

Like all organizations, we have bylaws.  Our bylaws state that:

The purpose shall be to maintain an association of individuals interested in libraries; to focus public attention on the library; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library; to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services; to support and cooperate with the library in developing services and facilities for the community.

Thus, our activities are varied, depending on the needs of the library and the creativity of the Friends.  We raise money through our membership drive, donations, and a variety of fundraising projects.

You may have enjoyed using some of the library materials which the Friends of the Library have helped purchase:  fiction books and large-print books, audio books, and children’s books.  And you probably look forward to using the library’s remodeled classroom on the lower level.

We communicate with Librarian Shelly Knaack and with the library’s Board of Trustees to make sure our projects fit into the greater goals of the library and its programs.

When do we meet?

Regular meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm at the library. We meet in February, May, June, August, September, October and November. We are always delighted to have new members join us.
Please ask Shelly at the library (715-686-7613) about meeting information.

Friends of the Library Officers

Kathy Sprester, President
Kathy Curtis, Vice President
Carmen Farwell, Secretary
Ronie Jacobsen, Treasurer

Other community members join us for our regular monthly meetings, and many folks who are away from Presque Isle for part of the year participate seasonally, as well as supporting us with their memberships.

Friends Amazon Project

Are your book shelves overflowing?  Do you have boxes of books that you know you were going to read but now know you just won’t have time?  Do you have friends who might have books to donate?

The Friends of the Presque Isle Community Library will be happy to take them off your hands.  We will take any book in any condition—you don’t need to sort just bring them to the Presque Isle Community Library anytime the library is open.    If you need assistance with the delivery just give the library a call at 715-686-7613 and we will see what can be arranged.

The Friends have a project where we list some of the books that are not needed for the library’s collection for sale on Amazon.   All other donated materials are saved for our annual book sale.  All proceeds from our sales directly benefit the library’s programs and materials.

Thanks for your help!