Friends of the Library

Mission Statement and By-Laws

The mission of the Friends of the Powers Memorial Library is to support and enhance the library so that it may fulfill and promote its literary, educational, technological and cultural services for the community.


The Friends of the Library meets the 3rd Thursday of every other month at 6:00 p.m. in the Library

Questions, concerns or ideas please feel free to contact an Officer.

President – Lauren Schauer Email:

Vice President – Rebecca McAllister: 

Secretary – Carol Dixon  Email:

Treasurer – Juli Miller

It’s YOUR Library

The Powers Memorial Library has a long, proud history of service to the Palmyra community. Built in 1927, the Powers Memorial Library was established as a free lending library dedicated to the intellectual, cultural and recreational needs of the community. This fine historic building has been designated a historic structure by the Palmyra Historic Preservation Commission.

Support Your Library

The Friends of the Library is a group that raises money to enhance the programs, services and environment of the Powers Memorial Library. This organization provides support through membership, book sales and other fundraising functions.
We are looking for members to participate in organizing the book sales, working with rare and collectible book pricing. There are opportunities to help with library projects and for leaders to provide direction for the Friends of the Library group.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Friends of the Library are offering a scholarship opportunity for all high schoolers who have volunteered at the Powers Memorial Library for at least 25 hours total. Volunteer opportunities include program planning and set up, organizing and shelving, and much more. Any one interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Kristine Dexheimer at for more information.


We invite you to join us in supporting our Library!

Friends of the Library
115 Main Street
PO Box 16
Palmyra, WI 53156

It’s OUR Library

The Friends of the Library hope to raise money to provide programs for young and old, to beautify the library through purchases of special equipment and to strengthen the library in reaching out to new patrons.  It is only through the generous support of people like you that the library is able to reach its full potential!