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Friends of the Library

What are the Friends?

The Friends of the Library began in 1994. In 2014, the group celebrated 20 years of service. It donates $20,000 a year to the Library which sponsors children's and adult programs, including the popular summer reading club. The group also offers a $2,000 grant to the staff of the Library. It supports and helps pass local and bond issues for the Library. It also provides service to homebound patrons. With the Friends' help, the Library is able to purchase subscriptions, equipment, furniture, and other materials as needed.

If you become a member of the Friends and volunteer your time, you will be invited to our annual luncheon for Library staff and volunteers. The group also provides other morale boosters throughout the year.

Friends' Shop

The Friends of the Library Shop is entirely owned, staffed, and managed by members of the organization. It is a great place to buy unique gifts, books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, puzzles, and more! The hours for the Friends' Shop are:

Monday 1pm to 7pm
Tuesday 10am to 5:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10:30am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 5:30pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Memberships

Print the membership form and bring it to any public service desk in the Library or to the Friends' Shop.

  • Seniors/Students (annual) — $5.00
  • Individual (annual) — $10.00
  • Family (annual) — $15.00
  • Patron (annual) — $30.00
  • Business (annual) — $75.00
  • Lifetime (annual) — $100.00
  • Scanner User and Book Research Source (annual) — $30.00

Friends Board

Board meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month.

  • Tabby Ogrizek, President
  • vacant, Vice President
  • Marlene Campagna, Treasurer
  • Carolyn Jones-Carter, Secretary
  • Sylvia Bartlett, Friends' Shop (Books) Director
  • Connie Mack, Friends' Shop (Gifts) Director
  • Marti Franks, Publicity Director
  • Joan El-Bey Kaufman, Hospitality Director
  • Verna Lewis, Membership Director