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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





Renew Your Membership

Membership in Friends of the Portage Public Library runs from Jan. 1 to December 31, so if you haven’t renewed your membership for 2014, now is the time. Income from membership in the Friends of the Library organization helps pay for the extras for adult and youth programming, such as incentive awards for the summer reading program, occasional performer fees, refreshments, small items for grounds maintenance (tools, birdseed, etc) etc. Membership in Friends of the Library is a statement that you support literacy and the role of the public library in our com-munity. The form at right below may be completed and returned to the library. Make your check payable to Friends of the Portage Public Library.


A copy of this form is in the Winter 2013 Newsletter.  Current Friends of the Library Newsletter under "News" tab of our web page.


253 W. Edgewater St., Portage, WI 53901

2014 Membership Form

Please check the desired category:

_____ Individual $5

_____ Family $10

_____ Business/Organization $25

_____ Patron $30 or more

Name ________________________________________

Address _______________________________________

City, ST ZIP ____________________________________

Phone ________________________________________

Email ________________________________________


_____ Check here if you would like to help reduce postage costs by receiving your Friends of the Portage Public Library newsletter via the email address provided above. Volunteer Interests: Please check if you can assist with:


_____Children’s Programs ___Annual Book Sale

_____ Teen Programs ____Baking

_____ Adult Programs ____ Grounds Beautification

_____ Book Discussion _____ None


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