Friends of Caro Area Library

The Friends will accept book donations April 11, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Who we are

The Friends of Caro Area Library (FOCAL) are people of all ages who share a common belief that the Library is a valuable community asset worth nourishment and support. FOCAL-sponsored book sales and other programs help support the Library's special projects throughout the year.

What we do

Ways in which we support the Library

  •         Volunteering
  •         Public awareness
  •         Community support
  •         Fundraising
  •         Special programs

Membership benefits include

  •         Recognition at the Library and in the Friends section of the Library web site
  •         Invitation to special events
  •         Satisfaction in supporting your local library

Current Officers and Board Members

Member Position
Linda Bates President
Judy Dunton Secretary
Jeanette Gremel Treasurer
Jane Neese Membership Chair
Bev Read Director
Jim Read Director
Patricia Turner Director
Jeanie McGee Director
Suzanne Smith     Director
Erin Schmändt Library Director
Melissa Armstrong Library Assistant Director


FOCAL Members 2017-18

Become our FriendYou can join FOCAL too! Become a Friend of the Library by direct volunteering or simply through indirect support. To join FOCAL, simply print out or pick up an application at the Library and return it to us. FOCAL meets on the third Thursday of every month at 4:00 p.m.

Click here for a FOCAL ApplicationClick here for the current FOCAL Board Meeting Minutes


A. & C. Bahr

B. Brown

D. & S. Ransford


Community First Title Agency

Brentwood and Brentwood Graphics


D. McCloy

L. Gierhart

L. & N. Weir

L. Smith

M. Gault

C. & J. Hillman

B. & M. Jarvis

F. Childs

B. & P. Chisholm

M. & M. Augsburger

A. & L. Mason


M. Hile

M. Putnam

C. Miklovic

B. Gettel

L. Kulhanek

B. Beecher