Friends Of The Library
Friends of Library Information
The Friends group meets on the first Monday of every other month at 5:00 p.m at the Library. The goal of the Friends group is to promote community awareness of the library and raise funds for outreach programming and facility needs. Periodically, the Friends group will hold a fundraiser to aid the ongoing expansion efforts for the betterment of the library. Past efforts have included selling dinners at a food stand, raffling baskets of goods and services donated by area merchants at Market Square Day, and selling the book "Painting Missouri" by artist Billyo O'Donnell. The first art show held at the library was Billyo's work shown during the grand opening event in January 2009. www.paintingmissouri.com Watch this site for upcoming activities. Anyone can participate as a Friend of the Library. Call the library (442-5700) and we will put you in touch with the right people.
UPCOMING EVENT: September 3, 2012 - Market Square Day Book Sale - Watch for details.
RECENT SUPPORT: Proceeds of more than $900 were raised from the annual Big Book Sale Event 2011 held this year at the Klub. The Friends provided funds for children's after school snacks during the Spotlight on Literacy programs held in the Fall of 08' and Spring of 09' and 2010. They also provided funds for snacks and support materials during the Summer Reading Program 2009 & 2010. Friends continued this support with a joint program with our Wildlife Refuge and Kiwanis each Thursday in April and October.
RECENT EVENT: The Friends sold books at a Market Square Day booth in September 2010 earning more than $500 in renewed memberships and book sales.
President: Judy McIntire
Vice President: Barb Heitman
Secretary: Sheri Wright
Treasurer: Chris & Linda Boultinghouse
April 10th -16th is National Library Week!
October 19-25th is National Friends of the Library Week
Judy McIntire, President
Barb Heitman, Vice President
Chris & Linda Boultinghouse, Co-Treasurers
Sheri Wright, Secretary
Phil & Brenda Haines
John & Karlene Harrison
Dee Ann Heck
Barb and Morris Heitman
Dr. James and June Humphrey
Kim and Fred Kling
Jason & Gwen Knowles
Robert & Donna Kunkel
Debbie and Steve Loucks
Ron & Jan McGee
Judy and Mason McIntire
Stuti & Janki Patel
Charles (Bud) Reilly
Kitty Weber and Bill Richards Family
Mark & Kay Sitherwood
Vicky, Carl and Kodi Taylor
Larry Thomas and Family
Jim & Nancy Thomas, Founding President and Lifetime Members
Ted & Tammy Yocum
The staff and board of the Mound City Public Library are pleased to recognize the good people who donate their time and good cheer to improve our library. Many thanks for their tireless efforts.
The Friends group has met monthly since its inception in April of 2008. As a nonprofit fund-raising group, they sell memberships, book bags and discarded and donated books. They have hosted two Luaus for the community. The Friends have assisted with supplies and snacks for library after-school programs and summer reading programs. The Friends have purchased signs for the library and several other fine fixtures and improvements. They give their time to chaperone the kids to and from cooperative programs with the wildlife refuge.
The Friends have formed cooperative relationships with the Mound City Kiwanis Club and Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge to bring more program opportunities to the children of Mound City and surrounding communities.
This group was instrumental in moving the library collection into the new library space in December 2008, with the help of 21 high school students. It took 7½ hours to complete the move. The Friends hosted a ribbon-cutting, grand opening and art show in the new library Jan. 2, 2009 when about 110 people enjoyed fellowship and refreshments provided by the Friends.
The Friends paid for the new exterior and interiors signs at the library. The group's annual fund-raising events include a Market Square Day book booth and the big Spring Book Sale.
To become part of the Friends, drop by the library this week or any first Monday of the month and fill out a membership form. Annual memberships are $5 for students, $10 for individuals, and $25 for families. All of the group's proceeds go to support the library and its programs.
The next meeting of the Friends group is at the library December 6th at 5 p.m
This page last updated on 04/01/2011.