Friends of the Library
The Mellen Friends of the Library and Legion Memorial Library have been best of friends since 1976. Through the members' dedication and countless hours of volunteer work; the Friends continue to enrich our community by sustaining and expanding the library's facility, materials, and services.
Friends of the Library meetings are normally held each month on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. Meetings last about an hour and everyone is welcome to attend.
The next meeting is November 2nd, 2023 at 6 pm at the Library. We encourage current members to invite a friend for our November meeting. We'll serve light refreshments and share past projects of our Friends and projects in progress. We'll be concluding our membership drive with with a drawing for a polar fleece blanket made by Sally Sarnstrom in memory of her mother, Joan Schultz.
The Friends of Our Wonderful Library support the Library's vision, "To honor, enrich, and inspire".
To honor ...
- The initiative of WWI veterans
- The work of library staff past and present
- The time and talents of our many volunteers past and present
To enrich ...
- "The Friends Place" patio addition (2021-22)
- Storage addition (2013)
- Interior shelving, circulation desk, and internet station (2009-2010)
- Purchasing new books in large and regular print
To inspire ...
- Guest Speakers
- Summer Reading
- Movie Nights
And the fundraisers to support the library's vision ...
- Membership dues and Lifetime memberships
- Friends of the Library Bellringer Run
- Book Sales