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Friends of the Library

Become a Friend

The Friends Board of Directors and participating members meet in the library’s Community Meeting Room monthly from May to September.  Please call the library to find out the next meeting date. Please read our latest newsletter.

Everyone is always welcome to attend meetings and lend their support.

Membership fees enable the Friends to sponsor its many activities.

to become a Friend of the Library member, please send in a completed Friends of the Library Form to the Friends at PO Box 265 or drop off in the Friends Book Room.

What are Friends For?

A 501 (c) 3 organization, it has expanded its support to include the following goals:

  • Maintain, in the community an awareness of the resources and services available at the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library.
  • Promote awareness of library materials and services.
  • Advocate for the library through volunteering and financial support.
  • Manage and maintain the Friends of the Library Book Room.
  • Assist the library in offering enrichment classes and programs for children and adults.
  • Help fund the summer reading program.
  • Provide funding for items not provided by the budget as requested by the library director (depending on available funds).

The original Friends formed in 1995. The organization’s primary goals were to secure county funding and to raise funds for needs beyond the resources of the library’s regular budget.

The Friends believe that a strong public library is essential for a thriving community.

    Friends Officers and Board of Directors

    Alice Kissinger, President
    Karen Bau, Vice President
    Kathy Manders, Secretary
    Ann Korn, Treasurer
    Kay Hucker & Louann Lewandowski, Friends Room Coordinators
    Kimberly Kaylor, Membership & Newsletter

    Bethe Wiberg, Donna Carlson & Mary Grau, Board Members

    Annual Meeting of Friends Of The Library

    The annual meeting of the Friends of the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library of Hayward, Wisconsin, will be held in the Fall of each year in the Community Meeting Room.  The purpose of said meeting is to nominate and elect individuals to the Board of Directors.  All current members of the Friends are eligible to vote and nominations may be made from the floor.