About Us

The Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library was formed in 1987 and become an official 501c3 organization in 1989.

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library enhance and support the library through fundraising and volunteer efforts. Their contributions enable the library to provide the community with additional equipment, programs and services. The Friends organization provides approximately $15,000 to $20,000 a year to the library for purchases.

In addition, the Friends of the Library organization hosts events, supplies volunteers, and assists the library in many ways. Each year, Friends volunteers give thousands of hours of time to the library.

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Mission Statement:
The mission of the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is to encourage literacy, expression, and discovery in the Chippewa Valley through support to the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the surrounding community.

2023 – 2024 Executive Board Members

President (3 year term, 1 year each as Vice President, President, & Past President)
Dave Lehmkuhl (term expires 06/25)

Vice President (3 year term, 1 year each as Vice President, President, & Past President)
Esther Moen (term expires 06/26)

Past president (3 year term, 1 year each as Vice President, President, & Past President)
Becky Noland (term expires 06/24)

Secretary (2 year term)
Layla Fisher (term expires 06/24)

Treasurer (2 year term)
Timothy Haukeness (term expires 06/24)

At-Large member (2 year term)
Patti Ausman (term expires 06/25)

At-Large member (2 year term) 
Michael Kersting (term expires 06/24)

Trustee liaison
Charlie Schell
charlie.schell@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Library liaison (non-voting)
Kim Hennings

Library Director (non-voting)
Nancy Kerr

Program & Development Coordinator (non-voting)
Stacy Yearous

stacyy@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Administrative Assistant
(non-voting)
Astrid Hayden
friendsofthelibrary@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Staff

Stacy Yearous

Program and Development Coordinator
715-831-5301
stacyy@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Astrid Hayden

Administrative Assistant
715-831-5301
friendsofthelibrary@eauclaire.lib.wi.us