What are Friends of the library?
The Friends and Trustees are citizens who choose to help their local libraries. Their goals are similar, but their paths to achieve them differ. The Friends are a non-profit (501-C3) dedicated to the support the Library. They serve as connecting links between the library and community. They supplement what cannot be provided by the library budget with funds, materials, equipment and services. There are currently 33 members.
What Friends do?
Their primary role is fundraising to support special programming, activities and events for the library. Some of the Friends’ fundraising activities are:
Annual donations to Food Pantry
Annual Pie Sale
Story Time supplies
Summer Reading Program
Provide Fells passes & other passes
Home Delivery Services
Birthday Books for school children & staff
In addition, The Friends help with many Library projects, and provide the Library’s granite steps with flowers every summer. They serve the children of Washington by providing the necessary materials for Story Time and the Summer Reading Program. Friends of the Library may also serve as volunteers as Library Assistants during busy and regular hours.
If you love your library, join and be a Friend! The Friends meet on the 3rd Wed of every month at the Library at 10 AM. Help organize events, meet new people and get involved! Call Sue at 495-3459 or Library at 495-3592.