The Gibson Memorial Public Library gets by with a little help from our friends. Actually, we get by with a lot of help from our friends!
Established in 1996, our Friends of the Library group has given a significant amount of money over the years to fund children’s programming, the Summer Reading Program, the addition of new furniture, new and emerging technology and they provide books to local preschoolers and help support staff training. In addition, the friends have rallied countless times to advocate for adequate library funding and for the library’s capital campaign.
Currently, more than 131 community members contribute annually to the friends, and 15 of those members sit on the Friends of the Library board.
October 18 through 24 is the 15th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, and it’s the perfect opportunity for the administration and trustees of the Gibson Memorial Library to give our friends a big shout out for all they do to make a difference for us every single day.
We know the friends are always looking for new members and volunteers. They have so much fun while working to make our community better. It’s easy to join, just stop into the library to fill out the Friends of the Library application and sign up to volunteer and support our friends and the library.
Joining the Friends of the Library is a terrific way to make new friends of your own and give back to our town and make our library even better.