Friends of the Bekkum Memorial Library

Be a Bekkum Buddy!
There are many ways to support our library:

  • Become a Volunteer Shelver
  • Book Sale
  • Christmas Events
  • Book Club
  • Special Events
  • Story Hour Helper
  • Decorating
  • Landscaping


The Friends of the Library is a group of volunteers who work to stimulate public interest in the library and to promote the resources, services and needs of the library. The Friends is a non-profit organization that helps raise money for the library in several ways, including book sales and special events. Through their support and fundraising, the Friends help the library provide programs, equipment and books to meet the needs of the community.

New Book Donations

The library accepts new books in honor or memory of a special person. The library will put a label in the front of the book listing the special person’s name. If you prefer, you may make a monetary gift to the Friends of Bekkum Memorial Public Library and ask the group to make the book selection.

Activities of the Friends include:

  • Annual book sale — April 1 2017  8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m., Community Room below the Library
  •  Gingerbread Christmas — December 1, 2017  7:00 p.m.
  • Arts in the Library — February 26, 2017 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Fundraising for non-budgeted library needs such as equipment, programs, and other materials
  • Landscaping
  • Decorating

Board of Directors

Kristine Strand, President
Janice Blihovde, Vice President
Susan Anderson, Treasurer
Sue Jacobson, Secretary
Kris Kenyon
Margaret Veum 
Linda Dowling
Kathy Anderson
Sandra Wardwell

The newly formed Friends of the Bekkum Memorial Public Library are excited to be of service to the Bekkum Library by raising money for special events and materials.

The Mission of Friends of Bekkum Memorial Public Library shall be to develop and maintain an association of members interested in the Bekkum Memorial Library; to promote knowledge of the library’s functions, resources, services, and needs; to encourage monetary gifts, endowments, bequests and donations of materials for the benefit of the library; and to welcome volunteers to participate in library programs and Friends activities.

Next Friends Meeting:
Third Tuesday of each month.

Annual Meeting Feb.14, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Friends of the Library does not meet in June, July, or August.

Would you like to join the Friends of Bekkum Memorial Public Library?

Stop in at the library for your membership form!