Friends of the Library

What is the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Mary Vinson Memorial Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization existing to support and advocate for the Library in its efforts to raise funds, expand the Library's facilities, develop the Library's collections, encourage reading programs for children, and promote the Library as an educational and cultural resource for Milledgeville and Baldwin County. For more information about the Friends of the Library, please feel free to call to speak with a Friends Liaison at 478-452-0677 or send us an email.

How do I join the Friends?

Becoming a Friend of the Library is easy. Just fill out the application below!

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Yearly membership dues (which are also detailed on the online form) are as follows:

  • Junior Membership: $5 per year for individuals UNDER 18 years of age.
  • Individual Membership: $20 per year for individuals 18 years of age and older.

Payments can be made with a check or cash by mail.  In person with check, cash, or major credit cards: VISA and Mastercard.

Please make all check payments to 'Friends of the Mary Vinson Memorial Library'.

Subscribe below to pay your membership fees online to complete your membership enrollment or renewal more quickly.

Friends Basic Membership Subscriptions

Membership forms are also available. Mail membership forms and payments to:

Friends of the Mary Vinson Memorial Library
ATTN: Membership Services
151 South Jefferson Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

What will I receive as a member of the Friends?

First and foremost you receive the honor of supporting your public library system! Additionally you will receive a membership card. The membership card presently entitles the member to:

  • One $5 coupon to Frank's Friends Store
  • One free Bargain Box of books at the Library Fair
  • One free Event Pass at the Library Fair
  • Choice of one from the following:
    • "Patron" baseball shirt (S, M, L, XL)
    • Mug
    • Canvas Tote
  • Choice of Book

New members will also receive a free copy of one of the following books (while supplies last):

  • History Stories of Milledgeville and Baldwin County by Leola Beeson
  • History of Baldwin County Georgia by Anna Maria Green Cook
  • Remembering Milledgeville: Historic Tales From Georgia's Antebellum Capital by Hugh T. Harrington

How can I help the Friends?

You can help yourself, your family, and your community by joining the Friends of the Library. You can help even more by becoming active in the organization as a Friends board member. Or perhaps you would be interested in chairing a committee or working as a volunteer. And remember, your contributions are tax deductible. We encourage you to invest in Milledgeville and Baldwin County by supporting the improvement, growth, and expansion of a vital resource -- your Public Library! If you're interested please call us at 478-452-0677  or email us!

What else do the Friends do?

Take a look at our Books for Sale page to see the other ways Friends lends its support!

Current Officers:

  • President: Jo Ann Burns
  • Secretary: Beth Greene
  • Treasurer: Faye Heal

2016 Active Members:

  • Dottie & Charlie Brown
  • Jamie Addy-Houser
  • Cara Bennett
  • Martin Fenwick
  • Rebecca Knowles
  • Mary, Magoulick
  • Paul & MaryAnne May
  • Richard Mueller
  • Susan Joris
  • Donna Gautier
  • Jo Ann Burns
    • Women's Civic Club
  • Ruthild, Pinero
  • Robyn Register
  • John Sallstrom

  • Ann Q. Vinson
  • Faye Heal
  • Sherrill Jones
  • Betty Jo Dunn
  • Maidana Nunn
  • Nancy Hodge
  • Ouida Williamson
  • Mary Purcell
  • Donna Collins
  • Beth & Richard Greene
  • Mary Hunnicut
  • Marianne Joris
  • Betty & Buford New
  • Christa Jones
  • Gloria Smith

2016 New Members:

  • Suzanne Bryant
  • Mary Jane Rootes
  • Brenda Smith
  • Leslie Peterson