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The Friends of the Middleton Public Library is a group with members from the city and surrounding areas. The Friends work with the library staff and library board to enhance and improve library services to the community.

Friends are people who believe the public library is a valuable asset in the development of their community - its culture, its citizenry and its youth.

The Friends of the Middleton Public Library encourage you to participate by becoming a member. You can make our library better by becoming a Friend.

At this time we don't have online membership sign-up (there is a link to a mail-in form below). However, if you wish to make a non-membership donation to our organization via PayPal, please click the button on the right, and thank you!

 
 

The Friends of the Middleton Public Library wishes to thank all members for supporting the library, including these corporate sponsors:

  • AERIE Preferred Financial Group
  • AJ Sue Consulting LLC
  • Atterbury, Kammer & Hagg, S.C.
  • Bristled Boar Saloon
  • Burman Coffee Traders
  • CPU Solutions
  • Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
  • DoTopia
  • Goben Cars
  • Gordon Flesch Co.
  • Greenway Station
  • Hubbard Avenue Diner & Bakery
  • Madison Community Montessori School
  • Mary Browning, Stark Realty
  • McLellan Orthodontics
  • Murphy Desmond S.C.
  • Network Cabling Solutions
  • Smokey Hollow Campground
  • State Bank of Cross Plains
  • Summers Christmas Tree Farm
  • The UPS Store of Middleton
  • Wussow Chiropractic

Join

Middleton Public Library's friends raise funds from memberships, contributions and fundraises. These funds support programs, services and collection development. Funds from the Friends have provided:

  • annual support for the Children's Summer Reading Program and other children's programming
  • annual support for Adult Programming
  • additions to the Book-on-Tape collections, large print books collection and coffee table books collection
  • new tables at the circulation desk and a lighted display case
  • a program to honor the volunteers of the library

Members may serve on the Board or volunteer to work at book sales and other events. Membership will provide the satisfaction of knowing you have joined others in showing strong support for the public library whether or not you choose volunteer time.

Benefits

As a Friend:

  • You will help to ensure the library has a strong support group as it seeks adequate funding to maintain high quality programs and services.
  • you will join other concerned citizens dedicated to promoting the value of books, libraries, reading and literacy.
  • You will be saying you believe the survival of the public library is essential to our society.
  • You will have the opportunity, if you choose, to volunteer time to the library, or to activities sponsored by the Friends.

Special Benefits of Membership Include:

  • an opportunity to shop the book sale during "members only" hours.
  • an opportunity to receive The Friends newsletter and other informational mailings.

Membership Dues

*Membership at Novel level and above includes all family members:
Short Story $5
Novel $10
Bestseller $15
Classic $20
Epic $25
Corporate $50
Membership forms are available at the Library or download one here.

Membership forms can be returned to the library Circulation Desk, or Mailed to:

Middleton Public Library
c/o Friends
7425 Hubbard Avenue
Middleton, WI  53562


Your membership expires at the end of the year.

Book Sort & Sales

2015 Book Sorting & Sales Calendar
Book Sales are scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

There are typically special sales on Thursdays and Fridays on weeks when there is no weekend sale.  Check the library's homepage for dates and times for those sales.
 

January
Monday 1/5     9:30am to noon
Monday 1/12     6:30-8:30pm
Wed 1/21    9:30am to noon
Wed 1/28    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 1/10   10:00 am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only
Sunday 1/11     1:30-3:30pm

February
Monday 2/2    9:30am to noon
Monday 2/9    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 2/18    9:30am to noon
Wed 2/25    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 2/14   10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only
Sunday 2/15     1:30-3:30pm

March
Monday 3/2    9:30am to noon
Monday 3/9    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 3/ 18    9:30am to noon  
Wed 3/25    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 3/14   10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only
Sunday 3/15     1:30-3:30pm

April
Monday 4/6    9:30am to noon
Monday 4/13    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 4/22    9:30am to noon
Wed 4/29    9:30am to noon
Special Bag Sale *Change* *3rd Saturday of Month*
Sat sale 4/18   10:00am-4:00pm $4 per bag
1st hr for Friends members only
Sunday 4/19   1:30-3:30pm $2 per bag

May
Monday 5/4      9:30am to noon
Monday 5/11    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 5/20    9:30am to noon
Wed 5/27    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 5/9     10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only

June
Monday 6/1    9:30am to noon
Monday 6/8    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 6/17    9:30am to noon
Wed 6/24    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 6/13   10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only

July
Monday 7/6    9:30am to noon
Monday 7/13    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 7/22    9:30am to noon
Wed 7/29    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 7/11   10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only

August
Monday 8/3    9:30am to noon
Monday 8/10    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 8/19     9:30am to noon
Wed 8/26    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 8/8     10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only

September
Wed 9/2    9:30am to noon  **
Wed 9/9    6:30-8:30pm       **
Wed 9/16    9:30am to noon
Wed 9/23    9:30am to noon
Special Bag Sale
Sat sale 9/12   10:00am-4:00pm $4 per bag
1st hr for Friends members only
Sunday 9/13   1:30-3:30pm $2 per bag

October
Monday 10/5    9:30am to noon
Monday 10/12    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 10/21    9:30am to noon
Wed 10/28    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 10/10  10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only
Sunday 10/11   1:30-3:30pm

November
Monday 11/2    9:30am to noon
Monday 11/9    6:30-8:30pm
Wed 11/18    9:30am to noon
Wed 11/25    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 11/14   10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only
Sunday 11/15   1:30-3:30pm

December
Wed 12/2    9:30am to noon **
Monday 12/7    6:30-8:30pm     **
Wed 12/16    9:30am to noon
Monday12/23    9:30am to noon
Sat sale 12/12  10:00am-4:00pm
1st hr for Friends members only
Sunday 12/13  1:30-3:30pm