About the Friends

Constitution and Bylaws of the Friends of the Poynette Area Public Library

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Friends meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 in the library.  Please come and join in the activities.

Current officers are:

Roberta Halverson – President

Karen Carpenter - Interim Secretary

Joyce Tomczak - Treasurer

Elfriede Voight - Officer

2014 Accomplishments:

Our overall goal in 2014 was to raise and coordinate the funding for the expansion of the children’s library into the Jamieson Building.  To that end we:
  • Helped support a meat raffle
  •  Coordinated the making and hanging of banners over Main St.
  •  Coordinated the quilt raffle
  •  Bought a digital picture frame to show expansion progress  
  • Held bake sales
  •  Sold shirts, bracelets, and note cards
  • Held a silent auction
  •  Initiated Smiles money back program
  • Elicited donations
  • Participated in expansion committee decisions

We also continued to cupport library programs during 2014:

  • Summer reading program funding for volunteers
  •  Library volunteer luncheon funding
  • Guest author presentation of Evelyn Sabbag
  •  Antique appraisal program
  • Funding for PAGA planter in front of the library
  • Santa visit program
  • Dedication plaques for donors and the head librarian during the     expansion project, Kris Daugherty 
  • Holding a donor expansion open house
  • Baby book program
  • Funding a bouncy house for a family carnival in 2015
  • Gifts for library employees and volunteers
We continued to inform our members and donors of activities and progress towards our goals:
  • With an annual meeting on April 14
  • With new children’s library open houses for donors and community
  • With mailings to members and donors 

2015 Goal

  • Refurbish the original part of the library and continue to support library programming


Your membership to the Friends supports the Library as it grows and changes to meet our needs of community in this century.

Membership Dues

  • Annual Individual               $10
  • Annual Family                   $20
  • Annual Organization          $50
  • Lifetime Individual           $150
  • Lifetime Family                $250 

You can support our programs and goals by:

  • becomming a member and your dues will help to meet our goals
  • shopping at our annual auction
  • buying a sweet treat at Munchy Mondays at the library
  • attending any of our fundraisers
  • Attending events, programs, and using the library


We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

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