Friends of the Library

FoL-green.jpg  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
Author Visits
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, Dawn Wacek.

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 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

Chris Fitzgerald

Kathy Neubel

Sandy Johnson

Dee Taylor

Lisa Mink

MaryAnn Wirsbinski

Jodi Kiffmeyer

Vicky Ondell

Jill Holtegaard Library Board of Trustees Representative

Dawn Wacek Library Director (Ex Officio member)


The Friends of the Rice Lake Library invite you to~

 EUTS 2015

Join us Saturday, June 6 from 6-9 p.m. for our second annual evening of great food, drinks and music in the library’s pocket park.  Our silent auction will feature work from our fantastic local artisans, gift certificates to local dining and events, wine, books, and great packages for evenings and even weekends away.

Tickets are available from any Friends of the Library member or at the library.  $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door.  Patrons can also pay a special ticket price of $40 to be listed in the program for the event.

A special thanks to our major sponsor of the event, Gordy’s County Market!