Friends of the Library

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 .

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

Download/Print the Friends of the Library membership application (PDF)

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

** Friends of the Library Fall Sale (coinciding with the Mount Horeb Village Garage Sales) will take place in the Teen Area from Thursday, September 19th through Saturday, September 28th.  $10 bag sale will be held Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to noon.**

Stack of books Treasures do exist, and you will find them here -- guaranteed! Books, DVDs, and CDs are donated to the library throughout the year and we make those available to you right away at our ongoing sale! The ongoing sale is located in the foyer of the library.

Payment: Payment for sale items should be deposited in the orange drop box affixed next to the book sale shelves.  Exact change is appreciated.  Checks are also accepted.

How to help out: Contact Jacque Witt, Book Sale Chair, at .

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 .

Please donate your used books!

Donations are sorted and while most go to the Friends of the Library book sale, some donations are added to the library's collection.

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 book drop boxes.

Pie Sale

When: Saturday of the Mount Horeb Art Fair
Where: Art Fair Food Court
How to help out: Sarah Grimes, FOL President, at
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 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 7, 2019, 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 6th and Saturday, December 7th. We also need donations of festive homemade cookies and candies.

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