Friends of WRL

Friends of the Watertown Regional Library is an independent, nonprofit volunteer organization of people who use their library and take pride in it. Their purpose is to focus public attention on library services, and to help promote the use and enjoyment of the library. Donations are tax deductible.

Annual Meeting Agenda

Draft Minutes for Approval at the Annual Meeting

Financials for Annual Meeting

2017 Newsletter

2015 Newsletter

2014 Newsletter

2013 Newsletter

2012 Newsletter

Donations to the Library

  • $2,183 for Young Adult and Children's Shelving (2018)
  • $2,000 for Young Adult Librarian seminar fees (2018)
  • $300 for bean bag seating in YA area (2018)
  • $1,000 for library tote bags for patrons (2018)
  • $450 for chair in staff area (2018)
  • $1,470 for TV and Media Cart (2018)
  • $840 for barcode scanners (2017)
  • $2,000 for shelving in the storeroom (2017)
  • $400 for subscription to the "World Travel" database (2017)
  • $2,622 for subscription to NoveList (2017)
  • $1,400 for books in memory of Grace Turbak (2017)
  • $1,000 for the Termesphere display and program (2016)
  • $1,834 for library tote bags (2016)
  • $5,000 towards the purchase of a new microfilm machine (2016)
  • Two small shopping carts (2015)
  • A library banner (2015)
  • $5,700 for "child proof" electronic tablets and a cricket machine for the children's department and a smart TV for the Community Room. (2014)
  • $500 matching funds for grant to do the mural in the Young Adult area (2013)
  • $7,000 for paper books (2013)
  • $3,000 for ebooks (2013)
  • $865 for two letterboards (2013)
  • $722 to expand the art hanging system (2013)
  • $2,978 for summer reading t-shirts (2012)
  • $3,000 to help pay for the cabinets to enclose the South Dakota reference collection (2012)
  • $3,000 for e-books (2012)
  • $7,000 for e-books (2011)
  • $9,000 for materials (2009)
  • Outdoor bench, picnic table, baskets and carts, and contributed to the cost of the DVD / CD repair machine (2007)
  • $5,000 more set aside for furnishing in the young adult area (2006)
  • $2,500 set aside for furnishings in the young adult area of the proposed library expansion (2005)
  • Movie License (2004)
  • $1,000 towards purchase of microfilm reader (2003)
  • Digital camera (2003)
  • Outdoor bench (2002)
  • Paid for storyteller (2002)


Fees

Membership forms are available at the library.

  • Students and seniors - $5
  • Individual  - $10
  • Family  -$15
  • Organization  - $50
  • Individual Lifetime Membership  - $100


Executive Board

  • Julie Moes, second term expires 10/2020
    • President     
  • Maureen Anderson, first term expires 10/2020
    • President Elect
  • Deb Shephard, second term expires 10/2020
    • Secretary  
  • Shelly Alvine, second term, expires 10/2019
    • Treasurer
  • Kathy Dagel
    • Historian
  • Mary Antrim, first term expires 10/2020
  • Ken Dagel, first term expires 10/2019
  • Carolyn Hoffman, second term expires 10/2019
  • Penny Mack, first term expires 2021
  • Sue Pearson, first term expires 2021
  • Dee Dee Whitman, ex officio