Educational Institutions

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

  • Sheboygan, WI
  • www.supportmeadpl.org

Mission Statement

Mead Public Library has a reputation for excellence. It's a reputation that's been earned...through the hard work of our staff, the support of government agencies, and the support of individuals within the community.

Excellence doesn't just happen. It takes the right materials and personnel to make the library successful. In order to maintain the quality of the services we currently provide, additional funds are needed.

The Mead Public Library Foundation, Inc. has been established as a source for continued funding. But, your help is needed, too. Through your donations to the Mead Public Library Foundation you can help secure a bright future for your library, and ensure the highest standards of excellence for which we've become known.

The Mead Public Library Foundation was incorporated in 1989 when the corporation directors determined to work together in order to continue the strong history of private support for Mead Public Library and its services. Many important purchases and services are possible only through the availability of privately contributed funds which supplement but never supplant City appropriations.
The mission of the Mead Public Library Foundation is to benefit the community by raising, managing and distributing funds to enhance the services, facilities and collections of the Library and to increase public awareness of Library needs and services. The Foundation is a 509 (a) (3) organization established to invest in, receive, hold, use and dispose of all property, real or personal, as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the interests of the Mead Public Library. All contributions to it are deductible to the extent allowable by law [501(c)(3)].

The Foundation spearheaded a successful capital campaign in support of the Library's Centennial Building Project which was completed in 1997. It then launched a long-term Endowment Fund campaign and the income from that fund has benefited Mead Public Library in many ways.

Main Programs

  1. Sheboygan Children's Book Festival Financial Sponsor
  2. Dr. Jerome M. Maas Teen Learning Center
  3. Teen Summer Library Program
  4. Youth Services Improvements at Mead Public LIbrary
  5. Sheboygan Reads
Service Areas

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Wisconsin

Mead Public Library is the library of the City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Mead Public Library is a member of the Eastern Shores Library System. Since state law requires that all library members of such a system must provide to the entire population of the system the same services which they provide locally, all residents of Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties benefit from the services of Mead Public Library.

ruling year

1994

Library Director

Self-reported

Mr. Garrett Erickson

President of the Mead Public Library Foundation since 2003

Self-reported

Mr. Bernard J. Markevitch

Keywords

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Public Library Foundation, Education, Arts, Culture, and Humanities

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EIN

39-1670997

 Number

1477984967

Physical Address

710 N 8TH St.

Sheboygan, WI 53081

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Sheboygan Children's Book Festival Financial Sponsor

The mission of the Sheboygan Children's Book Festival is to foster a love of reading and inspire young readers, writers, and artists by offering a wide array of dynamic, free public events featuring outstanding children's book creators.

The Mead Public Library Foundation is a sponsor of the Book Festival.

As Wisconsin's first children's book festival, the Sheboygan Children's Book Festival celebrates children's literature and provides the opportunity for kids, teens, families and children's book lovers of all ages to: meet outstanding children's book authors and illustrators; explore the art of children's book illustration; participate in workshops, discussions, and demonstrations; and be inspired as readers, writers, and artists.

Category

Literacy

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 2

Dr. Jerome M. Maas Teen Learning Center

The Maas Teen Learning Center is a space within Mead Public Library. It was developed for use by teens as a spot to socialize, learn and have fun. Brainfuse is an online tutoring service available to Mead Library cardholders, used primarily by teens.

Category

Library

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 3

Teen Summer Library Program

Acuity Cool Picks is a summer library program for teens (grades 6-12) based at Mead Public Library. It include incentives for reading, plus other activities including movie and gaming events.

Category

Library

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 4

Youth Services Improvements at Mead Public LIbrary

In 2012, the Mead Public Library Foundation funded improvements (sound system, carpeting) to the library's Rocca Meeting Room, used for youth services as well as adult programs. In 2013, the Foundation funded remodeling a space to create a children's activity center adjacent to the Henrietta A. Landwehr Children's Library Center.

These projects were funded by the income from a bequest intended for youth services from Dr. Jerome M. Maas.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

Program 5

Sheboygan Reads

Since the second biannual “Sheboygan Reads” in 2007, the Mead Public Library Foundation has provided funding for a “community reads” program based at Mead Public Library.

Foundation funds have purchased copies of books and paid for expenses related to author visits and many other programs that are part of “Sheboygan Reads.”

In 2007 author Michael Perry brought his band “The Long Beds,” for a concert, and followed up with a writers’ workshop and “An Evening with Michael Perry.” In 2009, the program featured the trend of self-publishing with “The Green Steed,” written by a local resident, Betsy Michael. The programs included one about cycling and another on memoir-writing. The popularity of the latter program led to the 2011 Sheboygan Reads program which featured Jerry Apps, a popular regional writer of fiction and non-fiction, particularly about rural life. In 2013, the program featured Carrie Bebris, who writes a popular Jane Austen mystery series. Events featured everything Austen, from letter-writing to dancing.



Category

Literacy

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Wisconsin

Mead Public Library is the library of the City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Mead Public Library is a member of the Eastern Shores Library System. Since state law requires that all library members of such a system must provide to the entire population of the system the same services which they provide locally, all residents of Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties benefit from the services of Mead Public Library.

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MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC
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Library Director

Mr. Garrett Erickson

President of the Mead Public Library Foundation

Mr. Bernard J. Markevitch

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Bernard Markevitch

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