Friends of the Portage Public Library
Welcome Friends of the Portage Public Library
The Friends of the Portage Public Library began in 1988 to support library services in our community. Our dues and the annual book sale support the library by assisting in the purchase of books, recorded books, DVD’s, and other items for the library, and to support children’s programs. We also assist with volunteer support.
Some of the Friends past contributions include the purchase of: computers, computer software, children’s program rewards, DVD’s, recorded books, a beverage machine, activity tables, book bins and furniture. We also support the library’s book discussions, newsletter, children’s program presenters, homebound book delivery, annual book sale and annual dinner meeting.
We thank our current members and welcome new members in joining to support the Portage Public Library. Stop in the Library and pick up a brochure explaining our areas of service and membership. The Friends membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.
Friends of the Portage Library 2011 Book Sal
"If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries." - John F. Kennedy
NEW PRESIDENT OF THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: SUSANNA BRADLEY
Winter 2013 Book Discussion (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)
@ 5:30 pm.
January 14 All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren, led by Hans Jensen
February 11, Any biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, led by Ron Knecht
March 11, Giant by Edna Ferber, led by Ann Feutz
April 8, The Georgetown Ladies Social Club by David Heyman, led by Morgan Foster
May 13, The Fog of War (Video)
Please bring a bag lunch if you wish. Coffee & tea will be provided. If you need a ride, call 742-7644 and speak to Sue. Some copies of these books will be available to check out at the library. If the Portage School District closes due to inclement weather, the discussion will take place the following Monday.
These are some of the ways the Friends of the Library help with the youth programs
Renew Your Membership
It's time to renew your Friends of the Portage Public Library Annual Membership so you don't miss out on valuable information. The membership year runs from January through December. Please renew today by filling out a membership form and returning it to the library on your next visit. Be sure to include your email address so that we can email our newsletters to you rather than mailing them. That will help us save money on postage.
Individual $5, Family $10, Business/Organization $25, Patron $30 or more. Dues are tax deductible.
Current Newsletter under "News" tab of our web page.