I am humbled by the many, many volunteers who spend so much of their time and energy improving our library’s services and outreach. Our Fall sale brought in over $16,000 which will support and enhance the offerings of our library system.  However, we need your help to keep up the momentum. If you’re a Friend, why not be a volunteer? We can use sorters, researchers, transporters and more. If you’re not ready for a weekly commitment, maybe you could help with an event. Look at what’s coming up – with so much going on, we need you to make them the best programs they can be. Plus, you’ll be spending time with fellow booklovers—the best folks around.

Here are just a few things being supported by the Friends:

One County,One Book – we’re down to the final four. The announcement of this year’s book will happen on November 18th at the Community of Writers program. We’ll be looking for help with the various programs that will bring this initiative throughout our County.

Repair Café – Repair Cafe in January in the McChesney Room.Last time I stuck my nose in on the Café, it was a full house.  Are you a crafty, fixer-upper kind of person? Maybe you can save someone’s treasure.  Not a crafty, fixer-upper kind of person? Maybe you could be a greeter for the afternoon. (Contact Dave West at if interested.)

Harry Potter Day on October 27th.  Wizards, warlocks and witches prowl the library in a fun, educational event.  You can come in costume or not. Totally up to you.

The Beat the Snow music series is being planned for this winter. These free concerts will be held on Sunday afternoons through the winter. Listening to fine music with fellow music lovers helps make cold days feel a bit warmer.

Do you have a teenager spending far too much time on the phone? Why not see if they’d like to join the Junior Friends?

See—so many ways you can help our library and help our entire community. Visit our website to learn more about how you can help ensure our library’s growth.
-Madelyn Thorne