Would you like to give back to your local library? Becoming a Friends BOOSTER is a wonderful way to stay informed about what is going on at the library as well as give back to our local library. Please consider printing a BOOSTER form and sending it back with your donation. The annual Booster membership runs with the school year. We appreciate every dollar you are able to contribute. Thank you for your support!
2022-2023 Board Officers
President - Barb Harrod
Vice President - David McNeal
Secretary - Becky Niekamp
Treasurer - Allison Young
The Wapakoneta Firecracker 5K Run/Walk is back for 2023!
Proceeds from this event will be used to support many programs throughout the community of Wapakoneta, The Wapakoneta Library, and St. Joseph Parish. Some of these programs include the Summer Reading Program at the Wapakoneta Library, various library events and needs, youth events, outreach programs, and also those organizations supported by St. Joseph.
REGISTER ONLINE - Sign up for the 2023 Firecracker 5K
Who can be a Booster of the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library?
Give our library a helping hand.
Your booster contribution turns the ordinary into the extraordinary!
Each and every contribution to our Friends of the Wapakoneta Library has strengthened our library. Please become a Booster. Young or old, native or newcomer, we make our library better for you.
The Friends have helped beautify our building, provide outstanding programs for adults, teens, and children of all ages, introduce new collections, provide a coffee station at the library, and so much more…
How can you support the library and the Friends’ ongoing quest to give back to the community? Begin by filling out the form to be a contributing Booster and return it to the library.
As a Booster you will also receive pre-sale access to our BOOK SALE!
***YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTABLE! We are a 501(C)3 organization.***
HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE ITEMS & PROGRAMS DONATED BY THE FRIENDS TO THE WAPAKONETA LIBRARY LOCATION:
|Large Display Board|
|Children’s Activity Table/Sand Table|
|Kitchen Collection – Display Stands, Bags, Cake Pans/Cookie Cutters|
|Coffee Station at the Library - Ongoing|
|Christmas Decorations – including 2 nine foot Christmas trees and decorations|
|Children’s Puzzles – to replace all of the puzzles on the children’s tables|
|Halloween Parade Candy|
|Basement Renovations - $1,000 sponsor|
|Story Time Chair – a new chair for the story time area|
|Book Display Stands for children's area|
|Chrismas Concert - New Outlook ($150) & refreshments ($500)|
|Bags to promote the Friends|
|Coloring Event - Adults|
|Glow in the Dark Valentine Party - Kids|
|Dollar-A-Day Boys Presentation by Bill Jamerson - Adults|
|Progressive Era Exhibit - Split with Historical Society|
|TV, Cart, Apple TV|
|Summer Reading - Adult Prizes and Programs|
|Black Book Easels|
|Chalk Paint Class - Adults|
|Teddy Bear Workshop - Kids|
|Teen Area Updates|
|Summer Reading - Cosi and Prizes|
|Summer Mailer to Wapak|
Clear Storage Totes
New Patio in the 2018 Library Renovation Project ($25,000)
Summer Reading - Kids Jungle Island Zoo Program
Summer Reading - Adult Doug Adams Concert/Prizes/Crafternoon Project
Christmas Concert - The Other Reindeer
Community Read - Private Autor Reception - Astronauts Wives Club
Ohio Tote Bag Craft Event
Hot Wheels Party
2019 Summer Reading Program - Jungle Island Zoo Program
Games & Puzzles Collection Update (+$500)