Friends of the Library

Library Legislative Day, Madison, WI, Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Friends of the Library

 (FMPL--Friends of the Muehl Public Library)

The Friends of Muehl Public Library is an ever growing non-profit organization that believes libraries are a vital resource in every community. We are a 501 (c) (3) organization and we are classified as a public charity.

Contact by mail: FMPL c/o Muehl Public Library 436 N. Main Street Seymour, WI 54165-1021
Contact by e.mail: Send an e.mail with “Attn. FMPL” in the subject line to sey@muehlpubliclibrary.org

Programs, Meetings, & Mission

***Attend the monthly meetings at the library. Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. (IN THE MEETING SPACE @ THE LIBRARY.) We don't meet in July or December.

Members of FMPL support the library by volunteering their time, efforts and abilities in the following ways:

Programs

  • Book Sales
  • BETTER WORLD BOOKS (prior to Book Sales) This is why we WEED: BWB explanation
  • Seroogy's Candy Bar Sales
  • Advocacy/Library Legislative Day
  • Decorating Committee
  • Movie Nights
  • Children's Summer Reading Program
  • Teen Summer Reading Program
  • Adult Summer Reading Program
  • Holiday Raffle
  • Field trips
  • Hosting authors
  • Thank you banquets

Promotion

  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Special Events
  • Underwrite snacks for monthly adult book group, Sept thru May
  • Pay for guinea pig and fish needs in the library
  • Pay for anime afternoons (April and October) and movie night needs
  • Pay for library's annual subscription to BOOKPAGE

What are the Friends' missions?

  • Broaden community awareness and use of library services and resources.
  • Support the library in developing library services and resources as needed in our community.
  • Raise funds through membership dues and special events to supplement the library budget for materials, equipment and services.
FMPL Meeting Minutes

An exciting program that FMPL has taken on!

FMPL is funding the REACH OUT AND READ program in Seymour, WI. Hurray!  Children from birth to 3 are given books at wellness visits at these three clinics in Seymour:

Aurora, Bellin and Pervea.

FMPL cares about fostering readers and the habit of reading within young families. Stickers giving credit to FMPL will be put in each book given away.

We are thankful to Abbey Unruh who works at the Appleton Public Library and administers the program regionally.

To find out more about this wonderfully important and successful program please go to : REACH OUT AND READ.

Thanks to Paul Gregg for being at Safety morning, May 11, 2019

 

Paul Gregg represented FMPL and the Muehl Public Library @ Safety morning in Seymour, WI/Depot Street on May 11, 2019.

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FMPL gift to the Muehl Public Library during the final Q of 2019

Thanks to FMPL! One of our AWE stations hit its 10 year mark and also hit its demise!

FMPL came through immediately and we had a new one up and running within two weeks.

This is so appreciated as our youngest patrons enjoy the AWE stations. They are standalone

computers (unconnected to the Internet) that teach early learning skills using high quality

children's literature and characters.

FMPL thanks Nicolet Bank for $500 donation!

At the Friends of the Muehl Public Library (FMPL) January, 2020 meeting held on January 16, Sherryl Pues (employee of Nicolet Bank, Seymour)  presented library director Elizabeth M. Timmins with a check in the amount of $500 from NIcolet Bank, Seymour.  The money is going to the Friends and their projects. Happy Friends of the Library are featured in this picture! Read more about the Friends on their page of this website located @ Friends' page.

 

Current FMPL Leadership, 2019

2019-2020

FMPL leadership from left to right: Deanna DeBruin (Treasurer), Ann-Marie Karweick (President), Ian Simpson (V.P.) and Kris Peters (Secretary). They are posing by the amazing telescope they purchased for the library. This year’s reading theme is UNIVERSE OF STORIES. Future programming will allow patrons to use the telescope. On deck, watching for a comet in December, 2019!!!

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