2017-10-11 / Milestones

LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL FRIENDS OF LIBRARIES WEEK

The Person County Public Library will spend the week of Oct. 15-21, celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends of the Person County Library group was established in 1988 and has raised funds to support programming, technology, and purchasing additional materials for the collection.

Currently over 150 community members contribute annually to the Friends, and nearly 50 of these contributors actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include used book sales and raffles.

“Our library benefits greatly from the Friends,” said library director Christy Bondy. “The funds they raise help support many initiatives that we would not be able to provide to the community without their dedication.”

Call the library at 336- 597-7881 or visit library. personcounty.net to learn more about the week’s activities, and to find out how to become a member of the Friends.

The Friends of the Library will host its annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters.

United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century.

For more information, visit www.ala.org/united.

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