Friends of Waunakee Public 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 do we do?

View our 2019 Year @ a Glance, or check the calendar to see upcoming Friends events.

Sponsor several major fundraisers each year:
1) Holiday Craft Fair, Bake Sale, and Book Sale on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving (2019 vendor forms can be found here)
2) Pre-sale of new perennials in February
3) Silent Art Auction in May
4) Bare Root Daylily and Book Sale in May
 

What have we done?

  • Substantial contributor to the Waunakee Public Library Forever Fund
  • DVDs, PlayAways, and audiobooks to expand the collection
  • Additional shelving
  • Prizes and performers for children's and young adults' summer library programs
  • Two Playtime Productions performances each year
  • Landscaping and flowers at the upper level entrance to the library
  • 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