Friends of the Library

The Friends of the L.D. Fargo Public Library was founded in 1987 to support the library staff and the L.D. Fargo Public Library 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.

Gifts from October 2020-September 2021:

  • $1611  Summer Reading Program ($1261 for children/youth and $350 for adults)
  • $1288  Children’s and youth programs
  • $1000  Scholarship to a Lake Mills area high school senior

Here is a sampling of what the Friends did during the period October 2019-September 2020:

  • Awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Lake Mills area high school senior
  • Provided  $1,000 to the Lake Mills School District for pandemic resources
  • Contributed $350 for the summer reading program
  • Contributed $350 to Jefferson County Literacy Council for summer reading program incentives
  • Contributed $300 to the TalkReadPlay Program
  • Paid $222 for the annual corporate campaign
  • Paid $210 for the stained glass window framing
  • Paid $111 for holiday roping for outside light posts
  • Provided prizes of $110 for family trivia and the annual Friends meeting
  • Provided $102 for candy for Witches’ Night Out
  • Paid $100 for Chamber of Commerce annual membership
  • Contributed $100 to the Lake Mills Food Pantry (memorial for a Friend)
  • Paid $80 for Trivia team for Knickerbocker Festival
  • 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 FOL Membership Brochure and Application 2020

If you have questions contact Vicki A. Wickliffe, President of the Friends, at 920-648-5370.

Friends of the Library Board Directors

President:  Vicki Wickliffe

Vice-President:  Anne Werner

Secretary:  Beckie Kane

Treasurer:  Charlie Roy

Immediate Past-President:  Carol Burrows

Scholarship Chair:  Kathleen O’Hearn

Membership Chair:  Barb Becker

Member-at-Large:  Patty Hoggatt

Non-Voting Member:  Gerard Saylor

Upcoming Meetings

Monthly meetings of the Friends Board are usually on the third Monday of the month at 10AM in Library Hall.

Book Sale

The Friends operates the book sales in the library and at Lake Mills Market. The Friends of the Library seek donations of used books in good condition to stock the shelves of the bookcase at the Lake Mills Market.  If you have one or two books to donate and you shop at the Market, just place the books on the bookcase shelves.  If you have a larger number of books to donate, please contact the library to arrange pickup of your books.  We are especially in need of current hardcover or softcover fiction, cookbooks and gardening books.  Thank you for your support of the library.


Friends Newsletter April, 2019

April, 2018 Friends News

Meeting Minutes

June, 2022. FOL June 2022 minutes

May, 2022. Friends of the Library minutes May, 2022

April, 2022. FOL April 2022 minutes

March, 2022 FOL March 2022 minutes

February, 2022 FOL February, 2022 .minutes

January, 2022  Friends of the Library minutes Jan.2022

November, 2021  Friends Board minutes November 15, 2021

October, 2021 Friends Board minutes Oct 18, 2021

July, 2021 FOL July, 2021 minutes

May, 2021  FOL May 17, 2021 minutes

April, 2021  April, 2021 FOL minutes

March, 2021  Mar 14,2021 FOL minutes

February, 2021  Feb 17 2021 revised FOL minutes

September, 2020 FOL Sept. 2020 minutes

August, 2020 FOL minutes Aug. 2020

January, 2020 FOL minutes Jan 2020

November, 2019 FOL minutes 11-18-19

October, 2019 FOL minutes 10-21-19

September, 2019 FOL minutes 9-16-19REV

August 19, 2019 FOL minutes 8-19-19

July 15, 2019 FOL minutes 7-15

June 17, 2019 FOL minutes 6-17-2019

May 20, 2019 FOL minutes 5-20-2019

Friends of the Library minutes April 15, 2019

FOL minutes 5-20-2019

FOL minutes 6-17-2019

FOL Minutes June 2020

2021 Corporate Friends of the Library

 Due to the pandemic, the Friends suspended its corporate membership drive for 2021.  Still, three corporate donors came forward and the Friends would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support:

Platinum level:  Forest Landscaping & Construction

Gold level:  Fiberdome, ReMax Community Realty

Contributions from these donors will help fund some of the programs sponsored by the Friends.

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 and Application 2020

Download the Membership Form for membership application.

2022 Garden Tour raffle winner

Congratulations to Julia Kendl who won the Friends of the Library raffle for a remote controlled cooler donated by Seljan and Custom Cooler Creations.

2020 Knickerbocker Ice Festival Trivia Contest winning team.

For the third year in a row and five wins overall.

2020 Knickerbocker Trivia winners

Pictured left to right: [Wickliffe], [WIckliffe], [Library Director's son who should not have been photo-bombing],Noah Kopp, [Anne's daughter], Anne Werner, Beckie Kane, Eve Fitzsimmons, Mark Hoggatt.

2019 Knickerbocker Ice Festival Trivia Contest Winning Team

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.

Home Bound Delivery (Click for PDF form)

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.