Friends of the Library

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.

Here is a sampling of what the Friends did during the period October 2018-September 2019:

  • Contributed $1,170 for children’s programming (Read, Rhythm and Rhyme)
  • Awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Lake Mills area high school senior
  • Provided $355 for children’s program supplies
  • Contributed $330 to Jefferson County Literacy Council for reading program incentives
  • Provided $265 for candy for Witches’ Night Out and holiday roping for light posts
  • Contributed $200 to the Lake Mills High School Drama Club
  • Sponsored the 2019 Lake Mills Garden  Tour
  • Sponsored Halloween Family Trivia Night
  • Sponsored a team for the Knickerbocker Ice Festival Trivia Contest
  • 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

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

Upcoming Meetings

February 17, 2020: Monthly meeting of the Friends Board at 10AM in library hall

March 16, 2020: Monthly meeting of the Friends Board at 10AM in library hall

April 20, 2020: Monthly meeting of the Friends Board at 10AM in library hall

May 18, 2020: Monthly meeting of the Friends Board at 10AM in library hall

June 18, 2020: Monthly meeting of the Friends Board 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 is seeking 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

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

Friends of the Library 2019 Corporate Sponsors

The Friends of the Library would like to thank the following 2019 corporate Friends for their generous support:

Gold level: American Legion Post 67; Culver’s of Lake Mills; Forest Landscaping & Construction Inc.; Jensen Plumbing, Heating and Air; Kuhl Corner Campus Preschool; Lake Mills Area Community Foundation; Lake Mills Main Street Program; Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic; Neuberger, Griggs, Sweet & Schrier, LLP; Pizza Pit of Lake Mills; Re/Max Community Realty; The Corner Mercantile; Topel Truck Center; Watertown Regional Medical Center-Lake Mills Clinic; and Watson Ace Hardware.

Silver level: Claussen Funeral Home; Dance Studio 3-D; Dental Associates of Lake Mills; and Legacy Hair Studio.

Bronze level: Avid Risk Solutions; Crawfish Junction; Denny’s Hairstyling; Fixmer Agency Insurance; The Grist Bar & Table; and TJS Cabinetry.

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.


FOL Membership Brochure

Download the Membership Form for membership application.

2020 Knickerbocker Ice Festival Trivia Contest winning team.

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

2020 Knickerbocker Trivia winners

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.