Friends of Waunakee Public Library

Our Friends of the Library helps to support the great programming, services, and collections we offer. View our 2020 Year @ a Glance, or check the calendar to see upcoming Friends events.

Online Art Show

The Friends are currently hosting an Online Art Show, featuring the work of many local artists that donated art to help support the Friends and the new library. View the artshow here.

Friends of the Library Holiday Craft Fair

The Annual Holiday Craft Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 21 from 9am-3pm at the Waunakee Intermediate School. If you are interested in being a vendor at the show, please fill out the application and event operator form, available here or at the library.

History of The Friends

The Friends of Waunakee Public Library was organized in 1983 to play an active role in fundraising for the new library, built in 1985. Since then, we have been continually expanding our activities, projects, and services. We are always open to new members and ideas. The Friends worked hard to make a donation to the capital campaign to help make the new library a reality.

We are citizens who...

  • Work together to strengthen and expand services at the library
  • Purchase materials, equipment and services not readily obtained through the library budget
  • Contribute to the cultural opportunities of the community
  • Use our imagination and energy to promote library resources as matchless means of enriching people's lives

What have we done?

  • Substatial contributor to the Waunakee Public Library Forever Fund and the new library capital campaign
  • DVDs, PlayAways, and audiobooks to expand the collection
  • Prizes and performers for children's and young adults' summer library programs
  • Two Playtime Productions performances each year
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program
  • PlayAway Book Packs and LEGO kits

Book Donations

  • We can no longer accept book donations, but there are many local organizations that gladly accept gently used books. For a list of suggestions, click here.

How can I contribute?

Please return checks payable to: Friends of Waunakee Public Library, 201 N. Madison St., Waunakee, WI 53597

Friends of Waunakee Public Library