Friends of the Library

All are welcome to join the FOL Board meeting.  Right now we are meeting in person with a virtual option.  The meetings are in held in person in the Library Meeting Room.  The next board meeting will be held Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm.  Please find the virtual join option information immediately below:

Topic: Friends of the Library Board Meeting
Time: Sep 8, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Second Thu, until Nov 10, 2022, 3 occurrence(s)
        Oct 13, 2022 07:00 PM
        Nov 10, 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.

Services Provided by the FOL

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 for Walking Books  must fill out an application and be willing to undergo a background check.  The Friends of the Library Board will match volunteers 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 Gretzinger at jessica.gretzinger@mounthorebwi.info or (608) 437-5021 ext. 108

Fundraisers

Book Sale

We're excited to announce the return of the Fall Book Sale in October, 2022! The sale will be held in the Library Meeting Room.

Sale hours:
Wednesday, September 28th: 9 AM - 8 PM
Thursday, September 29th: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday, September 30th: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, October 1st: 9 AM - 2 PM
($10 Bag Sale begins Saturday from noon - 2 PM!)

The ongoing book sale is available to shop in the lobby of the library during regular library hours. During the sale, you may drop off as many donations as you like in the Meeting Room. You may drop off book donations at the library meeting room beginning Tuesday, September 27th at 9 AM through Saturday, October 1st.

**When the large book sale is not going on in the meeting room, donations are accepted at the front desk.  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.

Cookie Walk

Gingerbread cookieStroll 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 3rd at 9 am
Where: Mount Horeb Public Library
Cost of cookies: TBD

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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