Archway to our Future
A long time ago and in a place very close to our hearts, a group of very dedicated and involved individuals got together and formed the Friends of the Dwight Foster Public Library (Friends). The year was 1979, and since then the Friends organization has continued to be a strong and passionate contributor to the activities and programming of the library. Membership has remained strong and involved and in many cases we are in our second and even third generation of members, due to the fact that library patronage is so often a family affair. Books and libraries bridge generations.
The Friends play an integral role at the Dwight Foster Public Library. Through volunteerism, the Friends of the Library have been providing assistance to the library staff in keeping shelves organized and neat, freeing the staff up to do more patron interaction functions, assisting at speaker events, and other volunteer activities as needed. Fundraising provides additional dollars for new and special activities that are not part of the libraries regular budget, as well as funding special author and speaker events. Friends is there to provide resources, whether volunteers or funding, to fill in where needed to keep the library growing in activities to engage the community.
Forty years is a long time for a purely volunteer organization to remain in existence, let alone thrive, and it is a feat worth celebrating! So join us as we tee up the next forty at our Annual Meeting, Tuesday September 17th at 7:00 pm at the library FCCU Community Room. And, because this is our 40th Anniversary you can be sure there will be a celebration along with the meeting… it’s not an anniversary without cake and music! All current members and future members are invited.
Schedule of Events:
4-6:30 Used Book and Media Sale
7:00 Cake time!
7:15 Closing bids on “My Imagination Chair” fundraiser
7:20 Brief Annual Meeting: Generations: Archway to the Future
7:30 Entertainment “Fly Away Home” Entertainment by Bill Camplin, local singer-songwriter