The Mendon Public Library strengthens our community by:
- Developing young people’s minds, and helping adults and seniors pursue their interests and dreams – In 2015, the library held 116 early literacy programs, helping to provide a foundation for later reading skills. While taking a look at the HFL middle school high honor roll, we discovered that 143 out of 161 students have a library card. This means that 89% of students on high honor roll have library cards! Coincidence? Overall, we issued or updated 1,684 library cards in 2015, and checked out more than 84,851 items from our library.
- Serving as a window to the Internet and other current technology – In 2015, Mendon Public Library patrons started more than 5,055 internet sessions on library computers, opened additional WiFi sessions using their own laptops, and checked out 8,840 e-materials. The library offers 10 Kindle Fire Ereaders for check-out, as well as a video game library for teens.
- Connecting the public to our democracy and our heritage – At the Mendon Public Library, patrons can access government websites and paper tax forms. In addition, the library regularly offers valuable community programming for free, such as: “Researching Your Family History”; discussion groups; caregiver support groups in association with the Alzheimer’s Association; local history seminars; along with many others.
- Enhancing the economy – In 2015, Mendon Public Library had 114 patrons take personalized technology training classes. A 2009 Wisconsin study found that the return on every state tax dollar invested in its public library system- including new construction, operating costs, and dollars spent in the community by visiting library patrons – was $4.06.
- Facilitating regional idea exchange through membership in the Monroe County Library System – The Mendon Public Library offers patrons access to not only its 46,000 item collection, but also to the 3 million items available through membership in the Monroe County Library System.
How to Give
- Join the Friends of the Mendon Public Library
- Join the Legacy Society
- Buy a Brick
- Just for Businesses
- View our Wish List for In-kind Contributions
- Shop at the Friends Book Store
- Naming Opportunities
The Friends of the Mendon Public Library is a 501c3 organization.
As such, all donations to the Friends are tax deductible as allowable by law.