Hello, Friends of the Library!
Thank you to everyone who has renewed their Friends' membership in the last month. We really appreciate your support! There are a few bits of Friends of the Library news that I wanted to share with you...

First, please note that this month's Friends meeting will be on Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00am, instead of the regular 2nd Tuesday. Be sure to mark your calendar, because we're busy planning for the Pie Social coming up on July 15, and it's time to start planning in earnest for September's Fall Celebration.

Second, if you will be in town please stop in and pick up some posters to distribute around the community. We have a poster for the appearances this month by local authors Mike Hittle and John Bates, and a poster for this year's Northwoods Book Festival. The Friends are sponsoring a program with Patricia McConnell, author of The Education of Will and former host of WPR's "Calling All Pets," so we really want to get the word out about that event and thewhole program series.

Finally, we have more thank you notes to be sent for all the wonderful membership donations we've been receiving. If you can spare a few minutes to help, stop by for a packet containing everything you need. Our donors always appreciate receiving their handwritten thank you notes!

Our president Wendy Thiede has been shopping at the "World's Largest Furniture Store" in North Carolina, and is finalizing the purchase of new furniture for our Reading Room. I hope you'll like it - it's beautiful stuff, and Wendy's excellent shopping skills are getting us some great deals. Watch for that coming soon.

As always, if you have questions or ideas please let me know. Thanks for all of your support for our library -- we really do have the best Friends!

Teresa Schmidt
Director, Mercer Public Library
2648W Margaret Street, Mercer, WI 54547