Led by a volunteer board, the Friends are a group of local citizens who care about our public library. We contribute time, effort and resources to promote and support public library resources and community programs. By underwriting acquisitions and activities at and for the benefit of the Racine Public Library, we seek to help keep this community institution growing and teaching for generations to come.

In addition to providing material and moral support to the the mission and activities of the library, the Friends work as advocates for the library, as necessary.
Our Board

Board of Directors & Officers

Don Cress - President
Nat Cycenas

Mollie Gamble
Kristin Gibson - Secretary
Jill Hartmann - Vice-President
Carol Kinsley - Treasurer

Autumn Latimore
Gail Navratil
Andrea Rufo
Ellen Peters
Dorothy Ward
Lee Ann Winsjansen

Programs Funded by Us
  • Bonk! Performance Series

  • Ruff Readers

  • Teen book club

  • Story time program

  • Urban Literature

  • Transferring Racine Oral History tapes onto CDs

  • Battle of the Books

  • Signs and decorations

  • Monster books

  • Staff training and recognition

  • Dear Reader.com email book club service

  • Large print books

  • Audio books

  • Start-up money for a gaming collection

  • Microfilm of the Journal Times

© 2018 Friends of the Racine Public Library 

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