Friends of the Library

The Friends of the South Milwaukee Library is an integral organization that supports the library through fundraising and advocacy.

One easy way to support the Friends and our local library is to donate by shopping on after selecting the Friends of the South Milwaukee Library as your charity of choice. Your donations support library programming for our community to enjoy.

Another way to support the Friends and the library is by becoming a member of the Friends of the South Milwaukee Library. As a member, you’ll get special member invitations and discounts at book sales and library events. Plus, your support will go towards your local library’s children’s and adult programs and much more. If you’d like to become a Friend, you can print off a membership form, complete it, and return it with your fee to the library.

Be sure to check back often for updates as events and membership details are announced. For more information on the Friends or how to get involved, please contact us at We thank you for your support and look forward to making our local library even better!

Bylaws of the Friends of South Milwaukee Public Library

Donation Policy

Upcoming Events

Donation Night @ Cousins Subs
Monday, January 30th from 4-7pm
20% of sales at Cousins Subs (2965 S. Chicago Ave.) between 4-7pm will be donated to the Friends of the South Milwaukee Library.

Book Sale 5623 Presentation

Book Sale
Saturday, May 6th & November 2nd from 10am – 2pm
Current members get early access at 9 am! Bake sale and coffee items available for sale and credit cards accepted. We hope to see you there!

Member Meetings
Select Wednesdays at 6:30pm: January 4th, March 1st, May 3rd, September 6th, October 4th, & December 6th
Members of the South Milwaukee Public Library have six members meetings a year to discuss fundraising, events, volunteer organization, promotion, officer appointment and other agenda items. These meetings are held in the library in the 2nd floor Board Room and start at 6:30 pm on the dates listed below. Please arrive before 7 pm if attending these meetings as the library closes. These meeting dates are subject to change and will be posted on the website if they are changed and typically last between one to two hours.

Our Friends t-shirts can be found in the library by our Book Nook area. We carry sizes S-4XL. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the South Milwaukee Public Library.