Friends of ERMPL
Born to Read
In recognition of National Library week, FOMPL distributes Born to Read gift bags to all babies born at Marshfield Clinic Medical Center during the month of April. The gift includes a board book, information on library programs, and tips for new parents about reading to their babies to begin a lifetime of learning and enjoyment.
Give a Kid a Book
This is a yearly campaign in November and December to promote children’s literacy in the Marshfield community. Donations of new and used children’s books are accepted at the library, and FOMPL delivers them to local organizations to distribute to the children and families they serve. Thousands of books have been given to children in the community since the campaign began.
Little Free Library
FOMPL sponsors the Little Free Library located in the Wildwood Park Zoo. Constructed by Mike Trudeau, the Little Free Library is a replica of the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library. It is replenished regularly with books for every age and interest. Everyone is welcome to visit the Little Free Library and take a book or donate a book.
Timeless Tales is FOMPL’s signature popular cultural, community, and fundraising event. Each year Timeless Tales explores a chosen theme through literary readings and musical performances by local talent. This entertaining evening is capped off with delicious refreshments.
Twice Told Tales/Bookstore
The FOMPL bookstore with approximately 4000 gently used children and adult books is a favorite of library patrons. Located near the library entrance, the store features books at bargain prices with occasional mini-sales. Proceeds from the store are used to support library programs, help purchase equipment, and provide funds for library collections and services. Donations of used books for the bookstore are accepted at the library. Twice Told Tales is open during regular library hours.
Common Grounds Coffee Service
Closed due to COVID-19
FOMPL supports a Monday – Wednesday coffee service from 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Friendly volunteers greet you with a grin, serve your chosen treat and maybe share a joke or thoughts on the weather to start your Library visit off right! Baked goods are from Sweet Retreat Cake Boutique. All proceeds go to the Friends of Marshfield Public Library to benefit the Library.
- Coffee (regular and decaf), hot chocolate and tea are $1 each.
- Tasty muffins and scones are $2.
- Delectable cookies are $1.
We’d love to expand the service hours, when we have more volunteers. If you’d like to join the crew, call 715-387-8494, ext. 2743 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Directors of FOMPL meets the third Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in the Felker Family Genealogy and Local History Room at the library. All Friends members are welcome to attend the meetings.
Everyone needs friends and MPL is lucky to have a very active group. FOMPL is a non-profit organization supporting and enlarging the scope of library services through volunteer, advocacy, and fund-raising activities. You will support library programs, projects, services, and help purchase special resources. You will receive Friends to Friends, a twice yearly newsletter full of library and Friends news. Tax deductible FOMPL memberships are annual and have several levels:
The revised bylaws of the Friends of the Marshfield Public Library may be viewed by clicking here.
Marshfield Public Library Foundation, Inc.
While MPL is primarily funded by the City of Marshfield, MPL has an extended history of receiving additional support from the private sector for special projects, materials, and equipment. These private gifts have enabled the library to improve its offerings to the public and enhance our normal operations. The MPL Foundation was established as an independent body in June 1987 with the mission to solicit and receive gifts, endowments, grants and bequests on behalf of the library. The funds obtained by the Foundation are not to be used as a substitute for regular ongoing maintenance and operation charges. Donations to the Foundation are deductible for federal and gift tax purposes.
Gifts may be in the form of:
- Cash, securities or real property for immediate use.
- A bequest in your will to the Foundation.
- A gift of life insurance; either a paid up policy or a policy whose payment can be a tax-deductible contribution.
- A charitable remainder or living trust.
Gifts or a check may be sent to:
Marshfield Public Library Foundation Inc.
105 S. Maple
Marshfield, WI 54449
If you have any questions concerning the Foundation, its purpose or operation, please contact Library Director, Jill Porter at the above address, via e-mail to email@example.com or call (715) 387-8494.
FOMPL Newsletter for Spring of 2017: