Friends of the Library

All are welcome to join the virtual FOL Board meeting.  The next board meeting will be held Thursday, April 14th at 7 pm.  Please find joining information immediately below:

Topic: Friends of the Library Board Meeting
Time: April 14, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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        Apr 14, 2022 07:00 PM
        May 12, 2022 07:00 PM
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Friends of the Mount Horeb Public Library

The Friends of the Mount Horeb Public Library (FOL) group promotes the well-being of the library. The FOL provide funds, labor, and in-kind assistance to enrich and enhance library services to the community. Proceeds from Friends fundraisers are used to support programs and collections.  Volunteers help at fundraisers and attend monthly board meetings.

Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm.
Questions? Contact Sarah Grimes, President, at segrimes@tds.net.

Current Board Members of the Friends of the Library:
Sarah Grimes, President
Sharon Stuckey, Vice President
Jason Brehm, Treasurer
Jessica Killingbeck, Secretary

Monetary donations for the Friends of the Mount Horeb Public Library should be made to
"Friends of the Mount Horeb Public Library" and mailed to 105 Perimeter Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572-2013.

Fundraisers

Book Sale

We're excited to announce the return of the FOL Spring Book Sale in April! The sale will be held in the Library Meeting Room.

Sale hours:
Wednesday, April 20: 1 PM - 8 PM
Thursday, April 21: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday, April 22: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 23: 9 AM - 3 PM
($10 Bag Sale begins Saturday at Noon!)

The ongoing book sale is available to shop in the lobby of the library during regular library hours.

**The Friends of the Library will begin accepting donations again April 1st!  Due to space/storage constrains, please bring up to three boxes (or less) at a time.

Stack of books

Payment: Payment for sale items should be deposited in the orange drop box affixed next to the book sale shelves.  Cash or checks only. Change cannot be made when sale is not staffed.

How to help out: Contact Jacque Witt, Book Sale Chair, at mounthorebfol@yahoo.com.

Help staff the Annual Friends of the Library sale: Volunteers handle sales of book sale items at the library.  Sign up for shifts over a two week period and spend time getting to know the community in a comfortable, friendly environment!  Volunteers may also help restock the sale as items move! To sign up for a shift, contact Jacque Witt at mounthorebfol@yahoo.com.

Sort books and get first dibs on donations: If you like perusing new donations to pick out your favorite titles ahead of time, sign up to be a book sorter. Book sorters must be reliable and available throughout the year. For more information, contact Jacque Witt at mounthorebfol@yahoo.com.

Books must be....

  • Clean & dry
  • In gently used or new condition

We don't need & can't take...

  • Encyclopedia sets more than 2 years old
  • Textbooks
  • Smelly, dirty, or moldy books
  • Magazines
  • Cassette Tapes
  • VHS Tapes

We also gladly accept...

  • CDs
  • DVDs

Please do not make donations in the drive up book drop boxes.

Pie Sale

When: TBD
Where: Art Fair Food Court
How to help out: Sarah Grimes, FOL President, at segrimes@tds.net
PieVolunteers: Volunteers for the Pie Sale help by signing up* to bake pies and/or volunteer to assist FOL members in operating the booth at the Art Fair.
*Sign-up sheets are in the library near the Check-Out Desk.

Participating bakers deliver the finished pies on Friday, and the booth is set up the next day for the Art Fair where the pies are sold - usually within several hours - to eager Art Fair attendees.

Walking Books

Walking Books is a service that provides public library materials to residents of Mount Horeb who find it difficult or impossible to get to the library. This service began in 2003. It successfully makes available books and more to homebound residents.

Volunteers with Friends of the Library are matched with individuals who wish to borrow books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines from the library. The volunteer checks out the items, takes them to the individual's home and returns them when due.

Walking Books is a wonderful way for homebound residents to stay connected with the library. Walking Books also fosters friendships between the library customer and volunteer.

To participate in the Walking Books Program contact Library Director Jessica Williams at jessica.williams@mounthorebwi.info or (608) 437-5021 ext. 108

Cookie Walk

Gingerbread cookie Stroll through the library and load up on holiday cookies! Remember, like all Friends events, you must arrive early for the best selection! Then, stay for a special storytime and to visit with Santa!

When: Saturday, December 4th at 9 am
Where: Mount Horeb Public Library
Cost of cookies: $10 per pound

How to help out: Sign up sheets will be available in the library closer to the event.  We need help for setup and cleanup on Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th. We also need donations of festive homemade cookies and candies.

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