Friends of the Library

The Friends of the L.D. Fargo Public Library, founded in 1987, is a volunteer organization whose mission is to:  provide support services to library staff and board; sponsor programs designed to improve the social, cultural and intellectual life of the community; and promote the library in all phases of community life.

Friends of the Library Launch Membership Campaign to Celebrate 30 Years

Lake Mills is proud of its L.D. Fargo Public Library which was dedicated in August, 1902, and is an architectural treasure.  The Friends of the L.D. Fargo Public Library organization was founded in 1987 to promote the library. To celebrate 30 years of support, the Friends have kicked off a special membership campaign in 2017.

The mission of the Friends of the Library is to: provide services to support the library staff and board; sponsor programs designed to improve the social, cultural, and intellectual life of the community; and promote the library in all phases of community life.

Here is a sampling of what the Friends have done during the last several years:

Contributed $40,000 for the library’s 2013 renovation

  • Contributed $2,900 for the Summer Reading Program
  • Contributed $1,000 for children’s programming, supplies, and soft toys
  • Provided $1,000 to replace popular Dr. Seuss, Berenstain Bears, and Clifford books
  • Awarded a $1,000 scholarship in 2017 to a Lake Mills area high school senior
  • Sponsored author visits, an antique appraisal event, and several workshops
  • Sponsored the 2017 Family Trivia event at the library
  • Read shelves to keep the library’s 30,000 + items in order
  • Assisted library staff with special projects and events
  • Delivered books to the homebound

Consider becoming a member and supporting the library and community.  If you have been a member in the past and let your membership expire, consider rejoining.  Membership forms are available at the library and on-line at www.lakemills.lib.wi.us.

If you have questions contact Vicki A. Wickliffe, President of the Friends, at 648-5370.

Upcoming Meetings

July 24, 2017 @ 10AM. Monthly Board meeting.

Friends of the Library Launch Corporate Membership Campaign

In the fall of 2016 the Friends of the L.D. Fargo Public Library launched a campaign to recruit corporate Friends.  The Friends organization would like to thank the following 2017 corporate Friends for their generous support:

Gold level:  Badger Bank; Candorem; Hepp’s Quality Restoration, LLC.; Lake Mills Area Community Foundation; Lake Mills Main Street Program; Lake Mills Market; Main Street Auto Center; Neuberger, Griggs, Sweet & Smith, LLP; RE/MAX Community Realty; Rock Lake Baptist Church; Topel Truck Center; TSL Graphics Inc.

Silver level:  Anytime Fitness of Lake Mills; Bank of Lake Mills; Claussen Funeral Home; Dental Associates of Lake Mills; Forest Landscaping & Construction Inc.; Summit Credit Union; T.J.S. Cabinetry.

Bronze level:  Bungalow Pros; Independent Lift Truck; Joanna Niven Photography.

Contributions from these corporate donors will fund the annual Friends scholarship as well as one or more author visits.

Any other business, civic group, or organization interested in becoming a corporate Friend should contact Vicki Wickliffe, Membership Chair, at 648-5370 for further information.

FOL Membership Brochure

Download the Membership Form for membership application.

Home Bound Library Delivery

If you know someone who cannot visit the L.D. Fargo Library please let them know the Friends of the Library offer Homebound Delivery. Library materials will be delivered to Lake Mills residents who are unable to visit the library due to temporary or long-term health issues or disability. All circulation library policies apply. Please call the library at 648-2166.