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.
Monday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Monthly FOL Board meeting.
Monday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Monthly FOL Board meeting.
Monday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Monthly FOL Board meeting.
Monday, August 20, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Monthly FOL Board meeting.
Monday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Monthly FOL Board meeting.
Monday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Monthly FOL Board meeting.
Monday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Monthly FOL Board meeting.
Monday, December 17, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Monthly FOL Board meeting.
Friends of the Library Launch Corporate Membership Campaign
The Friends of the Library would like to thank the following 2018 corporate Friends for their generous support:
Gold level: Anonymous; Culver’s of Lake Mills; El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant; Ephraim Faience Pottery; Forest Landscaping & Construction Inc.; Hepp’s Quality Restoration, LLC.; Jensen Plumbing, Heating and Air; Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers; Lake Mills Family Dental; Lake Mills Main Street Program; Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic; Neuberger, Griggs, Sweet & Smith, LLP; Pizza Pit of Lake Mills; Re/Max Community Realty; and Watertown Regional Medical Center.
Silver level: Ace Hardware; Bank of Lake Mills; Claussen Funeral Home; Dental Associates of Lake Mills; Rock Lake Baptist Church; and TJS Cabinetry.
Bronze level: Avid Risk Solutions; Bungalow Pros Designs; and Denny’s Hairstyling.
Contributions from these corporate donors will fund the annual Friends scholarship, an author visit, and other programs.
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.
Download the Membership Form for membership application.
2018 Knickerbocker Trivia Contest Winning Team
Once again (Again?!) the Friends of the Library were the winning team at the annual Knickerbocker Ice Festival’s trivia night. February 2, 2018.
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.