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.  If you are interested in becoming a member, complete the Friends of the Library membership form that is available in the library or online, or, contact Vicki Wickliffe, Membership Chair, at 648-5370.

Upcoming Meetings

April 10, 10AM. Monthly Board meeting.

May 8 at 10AM. Coffee get-together with area friends of the libraries groups.

May 15, 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.

2016 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Chase Scheel who was chosen by the Friends of the Library to receive the 2016 Scholarship award. Chase will graduate from Lake Mills High School this May and will enroll at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI in the U.P. Chase plans to study Mechanical Engineering.

2015 Scholarship Winner

The Friends of the L.D. Fargo Library presented their $500 scholarship to 2015 Lake Mills High School senior, Megan Tickner.  Megan will continue her education at the UW-Whitewater, majoring in elementary education. She is the daughter of Michele Heiden, Watertown, and Kevin Tickner, Lake Mills.  The scholarship is offered to seniors at both high schools in Lake Mills as long as they are living within Jefferson County.  This is the fourth year that the Friends have given a scholarship.

FOL Membership Brochure 2016

Download the Membership Brochure for membership application.

Home Bound Library Delivery

The Friends offer home delivery for those unable to get to the library. If you would like to help deliver books to a Home Bound patron or know of someone who might benefit from this service please call the library at 648-2166.


Friends Donation to Children’s Collection


The Friends of the Library recently donated $500 to replace the library’s well-loved and well-worn Dr. Seuss books. Pictured are Lake Mills Elementary School first-grader, Summer Shropshire, and Youth Services librarian, Carolyn Wey.