What is the Friends?
“The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a close connection between the Rice Lake Public Library and the community by supporting and promoting the library’s programs, services, and resources.”
For almost 30 years, Rice Lake’s Friends of the Library organization has actively supported our public library and its programs. Some of those programs include the following:
Books for Babies at Lakeview Medical Center in partnership with the Rice Lake School District
Book Discussion Groups
National Library Week Activities
Special Programming/Classes for Adults
Summer Reading Programs
Holiday Children’s Parties
Weekly Story Hour
Back Alley Bookstore
Community Collectibles on Display
Magazine & Book Donations
Equipment & Furniture Purchases
We have a Community Collectibles Display, a monthly exhibit coordinated by the Friends of the Library. For information on how to have your collection displayed, contact Library Director, Katherine Elchert.
We have the following goals:
To foster a closer relationship between the library and the citizens in the Rice Lake area.
To promote knowledge of the functions, resources, services, and needs of the library.
To lead in the development of a program for the extension and improvement of library services and resources.
To aid in the provision of adequate housing and other facilities for the library.
To attract bequests and gifts of books, money, or other appropriate materials beyond the resources of the library budget.
To enable supporters of the library to become acquainted and share their enthusiasm for the library and its mission.
For more information, view our brochure, and watch the Public Service Announcement from the Friends of the Library USA.
Join the Friends of the Library to support these programs and goals! It’s easy. Click here to find out how.
Also, find us on Facebook! Become a “Fan” of the Friends of the Rice Lake Public Library.
The Friends of the Library meet publicly the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Rice Lake Public Library. Feel free to join us!
Our Friends Board
Eric T. Kasper President
Melissa Kozma Vice President
Sandy Bonneville Treasurer
Jane Lillegard Secretary
Heinz Eller Evening Under the Stars Co-chair
Angela Delf Evening Under the Stars Co-chair
Melissa Kozma Library Board of Trustees Representative
Katherine Elchert Library Director (Ex Officio member)