Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Baldwin City Library organization was established in 1986 to help raise funds,
promote publicity and help the progress of the library. If you would be interested in joining
the friends, fill out and send in the membership form. Membership Form 2021

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2020-2021 Friends of the Library Board

Barb Mathews, President
Heidi Johnson, Vice President
Anne Walker, Treasurer/Membership
Cynthia Beall, Secretary/BookTALK Committee Chair
Jana Craig-Hare, Scholarship Selection Coordinator
Robyn Long, Board Member/Scholarship Committee
Cindi Thomas, Board Member/Newsletter
Gary Keller, Board Member
Mary Ontko, Board Member
Kathy Gerstner, Board Member
Jill Boyle, Board Member
Erik Bailey, Board Member
Wendy Conover, Library Director
Leigh Anne Bathke, Newsletter

2020 Members of the Baldwin City Friends of the Library

Bookend ($10 to $24)
Monte & Page Alexander
Sylvia Ellis
Ellen Grammer
Barbara & Ron Johnston
Doris Pratt
Mark Stielow
Letha Williamson
Sheryl Wright

Bookstore ($25 – $49)
Marcia Baird
Larry & Linda Box
Phyllis Braun
Ted & Vera Brecheisen
Jeanie Brittingham
Don Broyles
Coleen Burgess
Marty & Jan Burik
Sandra Cardens
Joe & Sally Cool
Donna Cumley
Ruth Dickinson
Jan Elder
Sue Gossett
Ray Gottstein
Glen & Debbie Grosdidier
Carolyn Groves
Merlin & Judy Halverson
Marilyn Harnish
Kay Hartzell
Delma Hitchcock
LeRoy & Mary Homan
John V. & Anne Jackson
Denny & Paula Johnson
Janelle Johnston
Michael & Heidi Johnston
Heather Karlin
Bonnie & Steve Kay
Dotty Puckett
Loretta Robson
Joetta Rogers
Wanda Samuels
Sarah Snedeger
Gretchen Trendel
Mary Walker
Greg Wessling

 Book Collector ($50 to $99)
Janet & Doug Anderson-Story
Cheri Armbrister
Jeannette Blackmar
Roger & Jan Boyd
Carolyn Breithaupt
Jo & Cal Cink
The Conover Family
Bob & Marlene Courtney
JoAnne Degraffenreid
Chris & Annette Delaney
John & Kim Farrell
Frank & Judy Foye
Deb Handy
Dan & Peggy Harris
Jon & Becky Hayes
Linda & David Hixon
Tom & Mindy Holt
Galen & Marta Jardon
Tom & Sue Ann Kleist
Bootsie Lauridsen
Phyllis Mapes
Jim & Barb Mathews
Becky & Danny McMillen
Michael & Deanna Miley
Jane Miller
Paula Moore
Jack & Rosemary Murphy
Sandy & Mike Ralston
Gerald & Maria Sanden
Floyd & Sue Schmidt
Joan Sexton
Judith & Caroline Tanner
The Thomas Family
Joan Toot
Gwendolyn Whitebread
Karen Willey & Scott Eudaly
Ron & Linda Wright
Edward Ziembinski

Book Publisher ($100 to $499)
Nancy & Roger Arnold
Erik & Cassy Bailey
Walt & Barbara Bailey
Lynda Brittingham
Tony Brown & Becky Henderson
Carl & Susan Butell
Sheryl Cleverley
Gwendolyn Ann Collins
Eloise Craig
Gary & Becky Dick
John Fowler & Carol Anderson
Mike & Kathy Gerstner
John & Helen Graettinger
Brad & Michelle Growcock
Kim Hamlin
Sean & Jana Hare
Bob & Claudia Hey
Delene Impson & Brad Wiseman
Jane & Max Liggett
Robyn Long, Ben Gerrard & Family
Donna Masoner
Jan Pollard
Ruth & Glen Rodden
Scott & Linda Schultz
Jeff & Robbyn VanHorn
Graham & Anne Walker
Roger & Anita White

Book Patron ($500+)
The Steinshouer-Ontko Family

2020 Business Partners
with the Friends of the Baldwin City Library

Contributor (up to $99)
Live & Learn Club, 594-3590
Seventh Street Hair, 594-7144
Prairie City Miniature Horses, 785-418-2770

Supporter ($100-$499)
A&H Air Conditioning and Heating, 594-3357
Ad Astra Alpacas, 594-6767
Baldwin City Companion Animal Hospital, 594-2413
Baldwin City Lions Club, 594-7549
Enright Gardens, 913-893-6842
Evangeline Ch. 162, OES, 594-3225
First United Title Agency, LLC, 594-9090
Jardon Insurance Agency, 913-486-0061
Jitters LLC, 620-437-6967
Maple Leaf Quilters’ Guild, 594-7564
Out West Storage, 785-418-2770
Rice Precision Manufacturing, Inc., 594-3272
MarLan Construction, LLC, 785-749-2647
Vinland Valley Nursery, 594-2966
Voigts Greenhouses, 785-883-4963

Patron ($500 to $999)
Maley & Sons Construction, 913-908-7978
MidAmerica Bank, 594-2100

Benefactor ($1000+)
Baldwin State Bank, 594-6421