Friends of the Library

     Meet the Author: Joy Ann Ribar!

      Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2:00 - 4:00, Upper Level

     You’re invited to visit Deep Lakes, Wisconsin and meet a new friend, Francine “Frankie” Champagne. The 40-something owner of    Bubble and Bake — bakery by day, wine lounge by night — Frankie is a spitfire pastry maker, vintner, and budding journalist. Frankie finds herself on the perimeter of a suspicious death that upends the peaceful winter slumber in Deep Lakes when the local pastor is found dead inside his fishing shanty on Lake Loki. Frankie sticks her curious nose into the investigation, despite warnings from the local sheriff to leave it alone. But she has something to prove, maybe to the newspaper editor who wouldn’t hire her as a reporter, maybe to herself as she searches for fulfillment. Regardless, her fierce independence won’t allow her to back down. Follow Frankie as she stumbles upon one discovery after another, trails potential suspects, and solves the case!

Joy Ann Ribar is a Wisconsin native. A semiretired English educator, she teaches writing at Madison College. Join us for some light refreshments as we enjoy meeting a new author. Joy will have books available for purchase.


Friends of the Library

2nd Monday of the month @ 5:30 p.m.
Lower Level of the Angie W. Cox Library
Friends Membership Form available to print

        The Friends work with the library staff and library board to enhance and improve library services to the community. Friends are people who believe the public library is a valuable asset in the development of their community - its culture, its citizenry and its youth. The Friends of the Angie W. Cox Public Library encourage you to participate by becoming a member.

        Angie W. Cox’s Public Library's Friends raise funds from memberships, contributions and fundraisers. These funds support programs, services and collection development. Funds from the Friends have provided: 

  • annual support for special children's programming including:
    • the Children's Easter Egg Hunt,
    • the Summer Reading Gala,
    • and other children's programming
  • annual support for special Teen Programming and Adult Programming
  • annual support for special material collections, such as large print books and books-on-tape

        Members may serve on the Board or volunteer to work at book sales and other events or volunteer in the library. To learn more about our current Board Members click here. Membership will provide the satisfaction of knowing you have joined others in showing strong support for the public library whether or not you choose volunteer time.

        As a Friend:

  • You will help to ensure the library has a strong support group as it seeks adequate funding to maintain high quality programs and services.
  • You will join other concerned citizens dedicated to promoting the value of books, libraries, reading and literacy.
  • You will have the opportunity, if you choose, to volunteer time to the library, or to activities sponsored by the Friends.