Friends of the Library
These are the most frequently asked questions
about the Friends of the Library,
but if you need more information please contact
the library director, Ann Riegle-Coursey
at (937) 996-1741
The Friends of the New Madison Public Library is
a local organization, founded by a group of
dedicated volunteers back in the 1980s.
The Friends support and enhance the library
by donating funds to pay for library programming,
supplies and equipment. The Friends generally
support purchases and projects not otherwise
covered by the Library's operating budget.
Funding for the Friends is obtained
through membership dues, gifts and
used book sales.
New Madison Public Library is an essential
and valuable asset to the community and joining
the Friends is your chance to support such
a worthwhile organization.
The Friends have monthly business meetings
that are held the first Tuesday of every month
at 7:00 pm in the library. They meet to discuss
upcoming projects and events. They hold
used book sales during Fourth of July and
School Fair each year. They also sell book bags that
are available here at the library . Friends members
host a Holiday Open House every year in
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December. They plan and host special events,
such as staff breakfasts, and provide financial
support for children's programming. The Friends
also campaign for better library funding and
support literacy efforts.
Simply complete a short membership form that is
available at the circulation desk at the library. Return it
and your $2.00 membership dues (make checks
payable to Friends of the Library) to the library
or mail it to:
Friends of the Library
PO Box 329
New Madison, OH 45346
Online Catalog Tutorials
Many more tutorials are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/SEOLibrary
including instructions for other eReaders
and for your home computer. If you
need help, please call us at (937) 996-1741
You are not obligated to attend the monthly meetings,
but we sure would like to see you! New ideas
are good for the group. Joining the Friends is not
a huge time commitment. You can be as active
as you like, although we are always looking
for active volunteers to help with projects and
Email Lists and Notices
Keep up to date on all the happenings at the library and talk to other library patrons about the books you love. All you need is an email account.