Friends of Muehl Public Library

Friends of the Library

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 (FMPL--Friends of the Muehl Public Library)

The Friends of Muehl Public Library is an ever growing non-profit organization that believes libraries are a vital resource in every community. We are a 501 (c) (3) organization and we are classified as a public charity.


Contact by mail: FMPL c/o Muehl Public Library 436 N. Main Street Seymour, WI 54165-1021
Contact by e.mail: Send an e.mail with “Attn. FMPL” in the subject line to


*This was the report that President Holly Collar gave to the Board of Trustees on February 3, 2014.

FMPL Constitution is available HERE.

Current FMPL Leadership, 2017:

From left to right: Elizabeth Moeller, President; Kris Peters, Secretary; Deanna DeBruin, Treasurer and Ann-Marie Karweick, Vice-President.

Bulldozer was a prop in the parade for the summer reading theme: BUILD A BETTER WORLD, 2017. And all officers are sporting eclipse glasses which were trending when the picture was taken!

FMPL activities in 2017:

FMPL funded the visit of anime artist Carlos Nieto III from Los Angeles, CA on May 15, 2017.

FMPL handed out bicycle books at bike safety morning on Depot Street on May 13, 2017.

FMPL held a ROAST, BOAST & TOAST event for library director, Elizabeth Timmins on April 22, 2017. This was to acknowledge her title as WLA Librarian of the Year, 2016-17.

In lieu of a volunteer thank you banquet this year, active volunteers from 2016 received free tickets to see the Let Me Be Frank production that spoofed Seymour, Home of the Hamburger. The play was TERRIFIC!

Interested in Joining the Friends?

Benefits of Being a Friend

  • A sense of pride and satisfaction in knowing your help can make a great library even better.
  • The fellowship of other Friends who feel strongly about the value of a library.
  • Visibility in the community and recognition for volunteer hours.
  • Opportunities to attend workshops and go on fieldtrips.

Join the Friends!

Beginning on May 1, 2018, all current FMPL members will become lifetime members of the organization.
                     Any person interested in becoming a new FMPL member will pay a lifetime membership of $50.00 and will be added to the email list by the secretary.
                     Annually, from 2018 forward, lifetime members will be able to pick up their FMPL membership card/fine punch card at the library. They will be notified when these are available.


If you would like more information on becoming a Friend please contact the Muehl Public Library at

Programs, Meetings, & Mission

***Attend the monthly meetings at the library. Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. (IN THE MEETING SPACE @ THE LIBRARY.) We don't meet in July or December.

Members of FMPL support the library by volunteering their time, efforts and abilities in the following ways:


"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation."

-Walter Cronkite

  • Book Sales
  • BETTER WORLD BOOKS (prior to Book Sales) This is why we WEED: BWB explanation
  • Seroogy's Candy Bar Sales
  • Advocacy/Library Legislative Day
  • Decorating Committee
  • Movie Nights
  • Children's Summer Reading Program
  • Teen Summer Reading Program
  • Adult Summer Reading Program
  • Holiday Raffle
  • Wine Tasting Event with Silent Auction
  • Field trips
  • Hosting authors
  • Thank you banquets


  • Membership Drives
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Special Events
  • Underwrite snacks for monthly adult book group, Sept thru May
  • Pay for guinea pig and fish needs in the library
  • Pay for anime afternoons (April and October) and movie night needs

*What are the Friends' missions?

  • Broaden community awareness and use of library services and resources.
  • Support the library in developing library services and resources as needed in our community.
  • Raise funds through membership dues and special events to supplement the library budget for materials, equipment and services.

Minutes of FMPL meetings, 2018