Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library

The Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library is an organization founded in 1982 for the purpose of providing a channel for public support for the Library. It also helps to focus attention on library services and facilities. The Friends are also organized to encourage bequests and gifts to the public library.

Funds are derived from memberships, the annual used book sale and donations.

As an organization, we intend to support the public library in the following ways:
by providing for items of equipment, such as a microform reader-printer or a Dial-A-Story Program which may be outside the range of the library’s budget
by providing funds to sponsor special library programs such as speakers, childrens and young adult programs, and author receptions
by providing for memorial gifts for the purchase of books, equipment, or resource materials.


You can join FOL by submitting a membership application available at our circulation desks along with the fee listed below:

Student / Senior (age of 65 plus)   $3.00

Individual  $5.00

Family $10.00

Business / Professional $25.00

Patron $50.00

Benefactor $100.00

Life Membership $500.00

All contributions are tax deductible.


Helen Thompson Children’s Endowment Fund

Would you like to give a lasting gift to the library?  The Helen Thompson Children’s Endowment Fund was created by the friends and family of Helen Thompson to encourage future gifts to the Children’s Department of the Jefferson County Public Library.

Helen Thompson was an avid reader and by her example passed on a love of reading to her daughters, Margie Webb, Patsy Kuntz, and Paula Weatherbee.  Margie Webb quoted her mother as saying, “I intend to read out the library in my lifetime.”

Helen Thompson’s mother, Harriet Cotton, was a library board member in the early part of the 20th century and was instrumental in the creation of the Madison Library.

The FOL would like to encourage all members and library patrons to consider giving the to Helen Thompson Children’s Endowment Fund.  Such gifts are tax deductible and will help create a love of reading in all our children.  Contributions may be sent to:

Friends of the Library
Helen Thompson Children’s Endowment Fund
P.O. Box 452
Madison, IN 47250

Friends of the Library 2012 Book Sale Dates

2013 Spring Sale May 17-19
2013 Fall Sale September 27-29

Contact information:
Mike Foley
FOL Secretary

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