Friends of the Library

SEPTEMBER FRIENDS PROGRAM: Telling Your Story with Jerry Apps

Join Jerry Apps for his Telling Your Story writing workshop, where he will guide participants on how to turn their life long experiences and memories into a personal written account. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 18th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Wyocena Community Center, located at 165E Dodge St, Wyocena, WI 53969.

Cost of workshop is $95.00 per person (includes a copy of Jerry's book Telling Your Story and a catered lunch). Registration will be from July 1st, 2019 to September 7th, 2019 (seats are limited; please register early). Registration Forms can be downloaded or printed off by clicking here: Jerry Apps Registration Form.  The completed form and fee can be sent directly to the Wyocena Library,  165 E. Dodge St., Wyocena, WI 53969.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wyocena Library and the Friends of the Portage Library.

OCTOBER FRIENDS PROGRAM: Friends Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Portage Public Library will be holding their annual meeting (all Friends members are invited) on Wednesday, October 16th from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Children's Program Room. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be a 45 minute performance of "First Impressions", by Jessica Michna as Laura Ingalls Wilder, followed by a brief business meeting and end of year report.

Generations of children and adults worldwide have been fascinated by the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her "Little House" series was the basis for a successful televsion series. But how did her life really evolve? What motivated her to put her experiences to paper? In this First Impressions presentation by Jessica Michna you will meet Mrs. Wilder, older, wiser, and reflecting back on her life. She will tell you her life story and how she came to produced her literary works.
 

The Friends of the Portage Public Library began in 1988 to support library services in our community. Our dues and book sale proceeds support the library by assisting in the purchase of library materials and other items, and to support programs and events for all ages. We also assist with volunteer support.

Some of the Friends' past contributions include:

~Purchase of computers and software, DVDs, audio books
~Children’s program rewards, activity tables
~Hot beverage maker, bins and furniture

We also support the library's program offerings by:

~Sponsoring book discussions, program presenters and entertainers for all ages, and homebound delivery service.

Our members enjoy offering a lending hand to library staff by helping with children's, teen, and adult programming, coordinating and leading book discussions, hosting and accepting donations for the annual book sale, and baking and supplying refreshments for events.

We thank our current members and welcome new members in joining to support the Portage Public Library. Stop in the library and pick up a brochure explaining our areas of service and membership. The Friends membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.

IF YOU HAVE ENJOYED A LIBRARY PROGRAM, THANK A FRIEND…

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2018-2019 Board of Directors:

  • Linda Floeter, President
  • Kathy Raimer, Vice President
  • Mary Grimm, Secretary
  • Judy Morrow, Treasurer
  • Charles Bradley
  • Dorri Engebretson
  • Carol Heisz
  • Eileen Marshall
  • Ed Zydowsky
  • Emma O'Brien, Student Director
  • Pam Beckett
  • Linda Wendt

Friends of the Library Newsletters

September 2016 Friends of the Library Newsletter

December 2016 Friends of the Library Newsletter

March 2017 Friends of the Library Newsletter

June 2017 Friends of the Library Newsletter

September 2017 Friends of the Library Newsletter

December 2017 Friends of the Library Newsletter

March 2018 Friends of the Library Newsletter

June 2018 Friends of the Library Newsletter

September 2018 Friends of the Library Newsletter

December 2018 Friends of the Library Newsletter

June 2019 Friends of the Library Newsletter

September 2019 Friends of the Library Newsletter

Friends of the Library Notice of Intent to Amend Bylaws

Amazon.com Smile Account

Did you know that the Friends of the Portage Public Library have an Amazon.com Smile account? Every time that you make a purchase on Amazon through the Smile account, the Friends of the Library get a percentage back from Amazon, which then goes to support library programs and activities.

To get started shopping with Amazon Smile, click here: smile.amazon.com

To find the Friends of the Library Amazon Smile account, serach "The Friends of the Portage Free Library Inc."

Renew Your Membership

Membership in Friends of the Portage Public Library runs from Jan. 1 to December 31, so if you haven’t renewed your membership for 2019, now is the time. Income from membership in the Friends of the Library organization helps pay for the extras for adult and youth programming, such as incentive awards for the summer reading program, occasional performer fees, refreshments, etc. Membership in Friends of the Library is a statement that you support literacy and the role of the public library in our community. The form below may be completed and returned to the library.

Make your check payable to Friends of the Portage Public Library.

Please click here for a printable .pdf version of the Friends Membership Brochure. We appreciate your support!