Edmonds Library supporters look for help

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:48am

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is looking for new members: people who want to make a difference; who like being involved in their community, and particularly, in support of the library and its many programs.

The Friends is a non-profit corporation, organized in 1979. Meetings are held at 1 pm in the Plaza Room of the library on the fourth Thursday of each month – except July and August.

Primarily through its membership dues, its yearly October Book Sale at the Anderson Center, and its on-going book sale in the library, it supports and enhances the Edmonds Public Library. It promotes programs for young children and teens, literacy, reading, and the use of information resources. It also offers student scholarships toward Masters degrees in the Library Arts at the University of Washington Information School.

In addition to the above, the group is responsible for maintaining the copy machine and the aquarium and plants in the library. Recently it supplied the paint for the children’s area and funded the re-upholstery of chairs.

There are a number of committees and activities new members would be welcome to join.

The yearly dues are $6 per person, or $10 per couple.

On Thursday, June 23 at noon, the Friends of the Edmonds Library will conduct its annual luncheon in the library’s Plaza Room with singer/performer Edith Farrar as guest speaker. Farrar is also the children’s librarian at the Edmonds Public Library.

For more information, call Judy McAdam at 425- 778-8463 to make a reservation by June 17. The cost for the luncheon is $7.

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