Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt

Our Library

Fees
Our library is located at the former schoolhouse in Mequon that now serves as the Lindenwood Community Center. The large, unique collection of books and reference materials focuses mainly on Pomerania, with some things that touch on other nearby provinces (Brandenburg, Posen, East and West Prussia). 
 
Library hours are flexible by giving the librarian prior notice. The library is open for one hour for browsing or researching prior to regularly-scheduled meeting times (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for researchers; 7:00 p.m. meeting time) on the second Friday of most months.  Please note that there are no Verein meetings in April or August, and no research time is scheduled for October (Erntedankfest) or December (Weihnachtsfest) due to the earlier starting times on those evenings. 
 
Open library sessions are sometimes offered one Sunday afternoon a month from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., but pre-registration is required.  Also, special arrangements can be made to accommodate the travel schedule of out-of-town visitors.  Contact the librarian at 262-376-7641 or erkraft376@att.net.  
 

Pommerscher Verein Freistadt Library Fees

Following are the fees per individual for on-site use of the PVF Library:

PVF full membership....................FREE

PVF associate membership...........$5.00/day

Non-members................................$10.00/day

 

Contact the librarian (phone number and email given above) in order to gain entrance to the PVF library at Lindenwood. There are no fees for browsing or researching on regular meeting nights.

 

Also, because of the extremely high cost of maintaining the printer/photocopier, copies will now be 25¢ each. Researchers are welcome to bring their own scanners/cameras but may be refused permission to duplicate copyrighted materials.

 
Catalog
The library has a computer catalog of the holdings at the Lindenwood Community Center. At this time, we do not have an online catalog available on this web page, but we hope to provide that in the future.