Friends of the Library


About the Friends of Matheson Memorial Library
The Friends of Matheson Memorial Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the library serve the community. Through fundraising and member support, MML can offer materials, services and programs which are not funded through our regular budget. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to offer more support for MML. Membership levels include: $10 individual, $15 family or $100 lifetime.  Membership forms are available at the MML Circulation Desk or can be downloaded. Questions can be emailed to: friends@elkhorn.lib.wi.us

Meetings
The Friends of Matheson Memorial Library meet the 3rd Wednesday of the even numbered months at 6:30pm. Items discussed include: past fundraisers, new fundraisers, membership and how to spend the money raised. Catch up on the last happenings by downloading the February Meeting Minutes!  Join us Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm for our next meeting. 

How the Friends Have Contributed the Library
In the past the Friends of MML have purchased a disk cleaning and resurfacing machine so we can clean and repair our DVDs and CDs, a colorful rug for the Children’s Story Room, and furniture for the nook in the Young Adult Area. More recently, they donated funds to purchase a wooden table and chair set for the children’s area, a play cube and puzzles, and a new magazine display and shelving unit for children’s magazines. The friends also did a large fundraising campaign to raise funds for an drive up book return which was successful installed in the fall of 2011.

How the Friends Raise Money

  • The Friends Book Store is now open year-round at the library! Stop by the “Fireplace Room” to pick up great used books, audiobooks and movies. Hardcover books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs are only $1.00; Paperback books, VHS, Young Adult and Childrens books are only $0.50! New materials are added to the shelves weekly so shop often! All proceeds support library programs and materials.
  • The next semi-annual Book & Bake Sale will be held June 13-14, 2014. Mark your calendars for great deals on used books and baked treats.
  • Canvas Bag Fundraiser The Friends sell sturdy canvas book bags available in forest green, pink or purple. The canvas bags are a bargain at just $5.00 each.

Book Donations
The Friends of Matheson Memorial Library welcome your book donations. All funds generated by the ongoing Friends Book Store and semi-annual Book & Bake sales support programs and projects at Matheson Memorial Library. We gladly accept the following in excellent condition:

  • Adult and Children’s hardback and paperback books
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • VHS and DVD Movies

Regretfully, we cannot sell and cannot accept: Musty, dirty or damaged items, Textbooks, Computer or technical books over two years old, Records, Encyclopedias, Professional Journals (examples: AMA, Law, Engineering, Accounting) and Magazines.

If you have any questions regarding your donation or have a large number of items to donate, please contact the library at 262-723-2678. We gladly issue receipts for donations but ask that you establish the items’ value.

2013-2014 Officers
President — Katie James
Vice-President– Judy Tucker (Penny Rausch ret.)
Secretary — Diane Schleiger
Treasurer — Amanda Pflug


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