The Friends of the Middleton Public Library is a group with members from the city and surrounding areas who believe the public library is a valuable asset in the development of their community’s culture, citizenry, and youth. The Friends work with the library staff and library board to enhance and improve library services, materials, programming, and facilities for the Middleton Public Library.


Here are some highlights of programming the Friends of the Middleton Public Library has helped to fund in 2021:
  • Online and In-person children’s and youth programming including: Tech programs to support digital literacy, in-person story time (with full registration every week and a waiting list!), online book clubs, Virtual Escape Rooms, take and make craft kits, and the Annual Summer Reading Program.
  • Community partnerships with MCPASD, City of Middleton departments including the Senior Center, Tourism, Parks & Rec, the Sustainability Committee, and the Downtown Middleton Business Association through offerings like the very popular StoryWalk, summer park visits, and a summer concert series in the Stone Horse Green.
  • Additional Outreach service including annual events like MOM’s annual backpack giveaway, National Night Out and Cops and Bobbers with the MPD, Good Neighbor Festival Committee for parade walk and festival grounds library table.
  • Adult Programming that supported critical thinking and lifelong learning with library digital downloads, Consumer Reports online, and both the Identifying fake news and the Scholar’d for Life lecture series. 
  • Crafts and do-it-yourself activities, mindfulness and yoga, and ‘poetry in the park’ for all ages to support connections, friendships, and healthy living.
  • As of Oct. 21 2021, the Middleton Public Library has offered 506 programs with 19,519 attendees!

The Friends of the Middleton Public Library encourage you to participate and make our library better by becoming a member.  You can find more information on how to join HERE.
The Friends of the Middleton Library would like to extend a special thanks to our corporate sponsors
  • Heckmann Financial
  • Revive Restoration
  • Amber Indian Cuisine 
  • Bristled Boar Salon
  • Midwest Open MRI
  • Rural Electric Supply Cooperative 
  • State bank of Cross Plains
  • Summit Credit Union
  • Summers Christmas Tree Farm
 
If you shop on Amazon, please consider shopping using the Friends of the Middleton Library AmazonSmile. (smile.amazon.com). This site is operated by Amazon and lets customers enjoy the same wide variety of products, low prices, and shopping as featured on the regular Amazon account. The difference is that when customers shop at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Friends organization. There are no additional costs to the customer or to the friends for using this account.

Here's how to use the Friends AmazonSmile:
Sign into AmazonSmile using your regular Amazon user name and password, On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Be sure to select The Friends of The Middleton Library, Middleton WI.



 
 
 
 
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