Friends of the Elm Grove Library

The Friends of the Elm Grove Library, Inc. was founded in 1984 by a small group of concerned members of the Elm Grove Junior Guild who wanted to help the Elm Grove Library become a better resource for our community. Over time, the organization has grown. Today, the Friends of the Elm Grove Library, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with over 200 members who live in Elm Grove and surrounding communities.  It is an active, dynamic organization filled with citizens who care about their library and volunteer in a number of ways.

Our members:

  • Conduct a variety of fundraising events. These include the:
    • FOEGL Used Book Sale - one of the largest used book sales in the region that is held annually the first weekend in March
    • Bookie Cookie" Sale - a delicious cookie sale that is a Elm Grove Memorial Day Parade tradition
    • "Lights of Love" Holiday Fund Drive & Tree Lighting Ceremony held annually in December
  • Plan interesting programs and lectures throughout the year for both children and adults
  • Participate actively in a variety of book discussion groups
  • Exhibit interesting collections in our FOEGL display case that is located at the Elm Grove Library
  • Volunteer at the Elm Grove Library
  • Provide refreshments at FOEGL and library sponsored events.

All these activities and fundraising events enhance the Elm Grove Library, a valuable and important community resource!

 

Join the Friends!  Help our Library Grow!

 


 

Photo Gallery

 
 
Sunset Playhouse presents Rock "N" Roll Mole

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 The Elm Grove Library receives a lovely bench in memory of
Irvin William Leichtfuss Jr.

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The "Lights of Love" Tree
 
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Elm Grove Reads "5"
Celebrating Elm Grove Library's 50th Anniversary

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Sunset Playhouse's Musical Mainstage program performs snippets from "Time Capsule: The 60's."

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A delightful discussion of the book Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck followed the wonderful musical performance.  The book discussion was facilitated by MSOE Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Kelso Farrell.



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Sibylle Tasker, president of the Elm Grove Junior Guild presents a check for $5,000.00 to Kathy Tusing, Chairman of the Children's Area Renovation Committee at the Friends of the Elm Grove Library's Annual Meeting in May. This money was used by the Friends of the Elm Grove Library to complete the final phase of the Children's Area Renovation Project at the Elm Grove Library.