Friends of the Cudahy Library
Many of the projects that happen at the Cudahy Family Library, including the building of the Library, would not have been possible without the generous time and effort put forth by the Friends of the Cudahy Library, or FOCL. This nonprofit group, organized in 1980, has become an irreplaceable resource for the Library due to the time and effort of the members and the funds donated to the Library through the group. Business meetings are conducted five times during the year, and feature special programs which are open to the public.
Present FOCL Projects Include:
Fundraising and Library Promotion
Members of FOCL run the FOCL Point gift shop, volunteer as aides in the computer lab, and promote reading and library use year-round at events such as the Sweet Apple Wood Festival.
FOCL sells books and other items online through the eBay auction site the online book seller site, Alibris.
Programming for All Ages
At each FOCL meeting, held five times a year, a special presentation is given that is open to the public. FOCL also sponsors other programs throughout the year.
In the Copy Center of the Cudahy Family Library is a coupon exchange. Drop off coupons you do not plan to use or take ones that you will. Volunteers from FOCL spend time cutting out and organizing the coupons.
Each year, a scholarship is awarded to a high school senior seeking to continue their education.
To find out more about FOCL, please call the Cudahy Family Library at (414) 769-2244. To become a member, please stop by to fill out a membership form.