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Organized in 1981, the Friends of the Monona Public Library is a non-profit organization that strives to enhance the value of the Monona Public Library to the community. We work in partnership with the library director and staff to purchase equipment and support programming with money raised through membership dues, fundraisers, and tax-deductible gifts. Our goal is to reach more people in our community and help them access the resources they need to learn, grow, and succeed. Check out the 2023 Ad Hoc Transformation Team Report: Moving Toward Growth and Sustainability here.


About Us

Our Current Board (2024-2025)

Friends Board Officers:

Andrea Boulanger, President

Vacant, Vice President

Allison Stoffel Secretary

Gail Gordon, Treasurer

Committee Chairs:

Anna Grant, Bookstore

Shannon Fix-Stenzel, Communications & Membership

Vacant, Community Engagement & Events

Chyna Benzine, Fundraising

Jen Kuhr & Andy Kitslaar, Loud in the Library

2024 Board Officer Positions Available

Are you looking to get involved in the Monona community? Do you love the Monona Public Library? Do you know someone that would answer yes to those questions and you could pass this on?

Board officer positions available:

  • Vice President: The vice president serves as an advisor to the president, chairs meetings in the president’s absence and serves as the Friends volunteer coordinator. The vice president also serves as the president-elect and will assume the duties of president upon the termination of the president’s term or in case of the president’s resignation. Approximately a 3 hour per month commitment.

  • Community Engagement & Events Chair: The chair will seek out community events for the Friends to have a presence at to spread the word on what the Friends is about and attract new members, oftentimes sharing a table with library staff (e.g. festivals, Farmer's Market, Chili Cook-off, etc). Approximately a 3 hour per month commitment.



  • The board officers and committee chairs meet quarterly in addition to the annual meeting that typically takes place in May/June. Depending on availability, some meetings can be virtual to accommodate flexibility in scheduling.

  • Board officer position terms typically start in June, are 2 years, and are eligible to serve additional terms if interested.

  • Board officers and committee chairs must be members in good standing of the Friends of MPL and must be able to attend a majority of board meetings. Not a member? Click here.


Interested? Want to learn more? Reach out to us at

Our Mission

Our Mission

We are dedicated to supporting and strengthening the Monona Public Library, ensuring that it remains a vital resource for our community. We believe that the library is a cornerstone of education and lifelong learning, and we are committed to providing access to the resources and programming that our community needs to thrive.

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Our Vision

We envision a community where everyone has access to the resources and support they need to learn, grow, and succeed. We believe that the library is a key player in this vision, and we are committed to working with the library to ensure that it remains a vibrant and valuable resource for generations to come.

Support the Monona Public Library Today!

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

- Henry Ward Beecher

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