Friends of the Library

Organization Description


The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit, independent organization established in 1978 to support the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in its work throughout our community. The Friends desire is to promote the growth and welfare of the Library, enrich its resources, and make its services better known.

Join the Friends of the Library


We urge you to join us individually, as a family, as a patron, or as a business. We thank you for your interest and support!

Additional Information


For more information on the Friends of the Library, or to ask how you can be a Friend, please contact the Carnegie-Stout Library at 589-4225 and ask for Administration.

Friends of the Library Board Listing

  • JoNita Grabow - Board President
  • Mary Kelley - Vice President
  • Mary Burns - Treasurer
  • Tamara Prenosil, Secretary
  • Joe Burns
  • Barb Croghan
  • Anthony Grabow
  • Cathy O'Hare   
  • George Running
  • Karen Storlie

Spring Book Sale 

The Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library have set the dates for their spring book sale. A members-only presale is set for October 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and memberships are available at the door for as little as $5.00.  The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Friends’ sale will feature thousands of items including fiction, history, biography, children’s books, graphic novels, and DVDs. 

Donations of Books


Donations of books are accepted that meet the following guidelines:

  • No general fiction, or romance genre books older than five years
  • In good condition (no writing, tape, yellowing, mold, or odor)
  • No text books
  • No encyclopedias
  • No magazines

Books donated are reviewed for inclusion in the Library's collection and if not added the material will be offered for sale at the Friends of the Library's bi-annual book sale. The Friends of the Library offer a daily book sale that is located on the second floor of the Carnegie-wing of the Library.  Donations to the Friends of the Library are tax-deductible..