Festival of the Arts in Wausau is an exciting time. Just a few months ago, the downtown area was brimming with potters, painters, paper-makers and more. Rich colors and textures filled booths lining the sides of 3rd Street and the Square. Now some of those very works of art are hanging on the walls of the Marathon County Public Library for you to take home and enjoy. How did that happen? Because the Friends of Marathon County Public Library provided funding.
The Friends of MCPL is a volunteer organization. Our purpose is to support the library by promoting and improving library services in Marathon County. To the Friends, supporting the library means providing circulating artwork. And much more.
Friends of Marathon County Public Library also support the libraries by underwriting the Children's Summer Reading Program, by sponsoring special programs like Older Americans Day or family programs, by buying equipment and materials needed throughout the system, by soliciting and awarding grants to fund projects. We would love to do more.
How can you help? Join us. Through your membership fees when you become a friend, and through book sales and other activities, Friends of MCPL is able to supply these 'extras' that help make the library a special place. For only $10 a year ($5 seniors/students, $20 families) you can help support our mission. Become a member, buy a gift membership for a friend, join the Board, or help at book sales.
And you can also let us know that you agree with our mission by checking out one of those beautiful works of art!
(from the MCPL Newsletter, Autumn 2010)
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