Friends of the Amery Area Public Library

A nonprofit organization

$1,423 raised by 30 donors

100% complete

$1,000 Goal

OUR MISSION

Enriching the community by connecting people with information, ideas and experiences

                             

The Friends of the Amery Area Public Library Foundation actively supports the library's mission by providing critical financial support for collections and programs.   Friends help energize library services.


PLACING BOOKS INTO THE HANDS OF EVERYONE

 

The Friends have moved into their new home. The Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Amery Library/City Center. 

The dedicated Friends volunteers are busy organizing the new Book Store and welcoming patrons.  




In 2021 approximately 6,500 used books and media were redistributed into the community. Providing  supportive funds to the  library while offering affordable books and media to our community.  

     


  

     




FRIENDS WENT MOBILE TO REACH OUR PATRONS DURING LIBRARY CLOSURES


Mobilized carts  filled with books went to the Amery Farmers Market.  




Friends were on hand outside the library for patrons to browse book carts and request materials.


 SPECIAL FRIENDS PROVIDED SWEET TREATS FOR BOOK SALES

 




 

 


FRIENDS SUPPORT

  • Sponsorship of several 2022 children's Summer Events and prizes for adult and children's Summer Programs. $2,394.00
  • A total of 1,288 large print books were checked out in 2021 to patrons with limited or reduced sight ability. $2,500.00 for Large Print Books.
  •  Awarded Amery School District students’ academic scholarships. There were four scholarships awarded in 2022.  $3,100.00
  • Funding to the Amery Woman's Club 'Read To Me' Program. $600.00
  • Presentations, large print books, childhood and adult literacy, summer children's enrichment, programs that enrich our community and provide us with a library that is a multi-media center for research, learning, and social activity. 

BENEFITING OUR COMMUNITY

  1. Adult Programming
  2. Large print purchase program
  3. Early literacy program at Amery Hospital & Clinic
  4. 2 iPads  
  5.  Early literacy station
  6. Gifts for 'First Baby Born during Library Week'
  7. Summer reading programs- Adult and Children
  8. The  Digitization of the Amery Free Press - Badgerlink DPI- Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers.


LIBRARY SERVICES 2021

  • The library staff continued courtesy curbside an efficient, safe service . 
  • Registered Library Users 3144
  • Library Programs 51     Attendees  952
  • Provided 4,497 pick ups
  • 46,555 items, books and other materials being placed into circulation 
  • 2021 the library provided many adults and children with virtual programs and projects, suppling materials for pick up  and instruction via the internet. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Your donation is greatly valued and will go a long way in supporting the incredible work and services our Amery Area Public Library  provides the Amery Area Community;  overcoming the complications of communication and distancing.  Blazing a trail ; enriching  the community  by connecting people with information, ideas and experiences. 


MEMBERSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE AT AMERY LIBRARY AND AMERY LIBRARY WEBSITE 

  • Amery Area Public Library https://amerylibrary.org    
  • CHOOSE 'ABOUT US' TAB  FRIENDS OF THE AMERY LIBRARY
  • FILL IN MEMBERSHIP FORM FRIENDS





Past Presenters

   Woodwinds

Spinning with a bunny



                           

VISIT FROM CHOMP

 




Broom Making







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WE APPRECIATE OUR SPONSORS

Polk Burnett-Operation Round-Up

 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Friends of the Amery Area Public Library

Tax id (EIN)

20-2365661

Categories

Education Children & Family Community

Address

104 Maple Street West Amery City Center- Library
AMERY, WI 54001

Phone

7152689340

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