What is Friends

FRIENDS was created to be a support organization for the Decorah Public Library. FRIENDS helps raise the awareness of the Library in the community, and supports and sponsors many programs within the Library as well as doing work 'behind the scenes' to help make the Library a facility relevant to all the residents of the greater Decorah area.

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the purpose of the Friends of the Library to promote and enhance the Decorah Public Library and its programs for the leisure, entertainment and personal life-long learning of the citizens of Decorah and greater Winneshiek County.

Why join Friends?

FRIENDS MEMBERS...

  • Stay informed through a quarterly newsletter
  • Engage in fundraising for Library needs
  • Enhance and support the efforts of Library personnel and volunteers
  • Promote the Library through special events

DID YOU KNOW...

  • FRIENDS funds are derived by memberships, memorials, and gifts
  • FRIENDS purchase furniture and equipment for the Library
  • FRIENDS recently purchased over 600 new books for the Library collection

Friends Membership Application

Friends puppet theater2016-2017 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT: Kris Peterson
VICE-PRESIDENT and ACTING SECRETARY: Jane Kemp
TREASURER: Marilyn Newhouse
BOARD MEMBERS: Jud Barclay, Sharon Drew, Carol Gaard, Cynthia Peterson, Mark Ruen, Jim Womeldorf
PAST PRESIDENT, EX OFICIO: Rachel Cooperman
LIBRARY BOARD LIAISON: Pat McClure Anderson

Friends' Newsletters