Friends of the library

Friends of the Mahomet Public Library (FMPL) is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide financial and other support for programs, collections, and the public use of the Mahomet Public Library.

The current Friends officers and board members include:

President - Marlys Scarbrough
Vice President - Matt Stewart
Secretary - Mary Ann Matthews
Treasurer - Christine Winkless

Board Members - Rita Bartholomew, Lisa Braddock, Erica Buzicky, Kathe Dabbs, Jack James, Kim Schaab-Ozier

What We Do

FMPL supports the Library by:

  • Funding the technology center
  • Supporting library services, including the coffee station, reading programs for all ages, and Zinio digital magazines.
  • Donating equipment, including a U.S. Flag for the Edgar Meeting Room, a digital camera, a laminator, poster sign stands, and a portable P.A. system.
  • Volunteering at special library events
  • Donating annually to the library’s Endowment Fund

Fundraising

All funds raised by the Friends go toward supporting the library. Fundraising efforts include:

  • Membership fees
  • Used book sales 2-3 times per year
  • Used books sold at the library year round
  • The annual Run for the Library, held in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Mahomet
  • General donations

Friends of the Mahomet Public Library is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Organization. Donations to FMPL are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Joining Friends

Membership in Friends is only $5 per year per individual or $10 per family. Benefits include early admission to book sales and the opportunity to participate in activities and meet other people who share your interest in the library. To join, please fill out this application form and return it to the library.