The Friends of the Madison Public Library (FMPL) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the library with volunteer support, advocacy, and supplemental funding. Money raised by the Friends enables the library to offer special programs and expanded collections that are not covered in its budget. Friends-sponsored events and charitable activities help keep the library a center of culture and learning for the entire community.
The Friends of the Madison Public Library, a nonprofit organization, will honor Madison resident Sue Carter, a long-time library technology volunteer and former Friends’ board member and library trustee, at its annual Gala Benefit to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the library at 39 Keep Street. Reservations can be made online HERE.
“Carter has contributed so much, not only to the library, but also to Madison and the surrounding area, that it is a privilege to recognize her work,” said Sylvia Luber, Friends Chairwoman.
“Sue’s vast understanding of technology has been invaluable to the success of all library projects,” said Nancy Adamczyk, Library Director during Carter’s tenure on the board. These projects included library cabling and computer software upgrades. As a Trustee she assisted staff as they developed the policies and procedures these changes required for implementation. Sue’s technology insight and vision also led to the development of the Library’s website and the digitalization of the Madison Eagle, a resource that local history researchers have found extremely useful as they delve into Madison’s past.
The Friends of the Madison Public Library will honor Sue Carter, a long-time technology volunteer, Library Trustee, and Board Member, at their annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, March 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Madison Library. You are cordially invited to attend, honor Sue for her many contributions to the library, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, served with wine and beer. Tickets are $50 per person. Watch for your invitation in the mail. Additional invitations will be available at the front desk of the library.
November is the month when the Friends of the Madison Public Library reach out to the community in the form of our Annual Appeal. Your generosity allows us to fulfill requests for programs and materials not covered by the regular Library budget.
As Madison residents, we are fortunate to have a library that offers new and exciting programs for children, teens and adults. During this past year, thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, the Friends were able to contribute over $50,000 to programming and to the collection. The Friends also matched a Rotary Grant for a portable TV monitor and accessories to be used for educational programs.
From proceeds of the Annual Appeal, Gala Benefit (March 23, 2019), Minicourses and Touch a Truck we are also able to designate funds for special projects. Other programs funded by the Friends include the Museum Pass Program, the Summer Reading Club, and the Summer Seminar Series co-sponsored with the Senior Center.
As always, we extend our gratitude for your continued support and generosity. Look for our Annual Appeal letter in your mail during November.