Friends of the Library Fund
The Friends of the Library Fund was established by former Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library President Donald Nagler. The fund was created to strengthen the community value of the library, while encouraging residents to use the library’s many facilities and services. The Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library is actively dedicated to strengthening the library and thus the community by promoting public awareness, encouraging patron use of the library and assisting the library with specific projects.
"The purpose of the Friends of the Library is to maintain an association of persons interested in promoting and supporting the activities of the Veterans Memorial Library,” said President Susan Horgan. “We raise money for this purpose through our memberships and our annual book sale held in October.”
Veterans Memorial Library, originally named Library, Literary, and Music Association of Mt. Pleasant, was created in 1879. After a devastating fire six years later destroyed most of the books, the library relocated and reopened in 1909. Only a few years later, the library relocated again to its current location. The new name was dedicated to all veterans in the Mt. Pleasant community.
Actively involved in seeing our community prosper, Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library coordinates many projects to increase public awareness of the library’s importance. The Friends of the Library Fund will help support sponsorship of performances, activities, authors, musicians, storytellers, actors, the library newsletter and other community services provided by the library. It will also allow for the purchase of audio and visual equipment, display racks, storage units and folding tables. The library is one of five libraries in the Chippewa River District Library System.