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Friends of the Drake Public Library

Posted December 26, 2012 in Community Blogs

Officers and directors elected for 2013-2014

  • President-Colene Chebuhar, Vice President-Deanna Allen, Secretary-Lois Hays, Treasurer-Lora Kelly and Directors at large-Jeanie Russo, Jane Craver, Sue Sacco and Helen Carlson

Recent activities and fundraisers:

  •  Recruiting personal and corporate annual sponsors for the first time in the history of the Friends of the Drake Public Library with much success and generosity from sponsors in Iowa plus four other states
  • Provided, set up and decorated a new Christmas tree on the main floor
  • Wrapped approximately 75 gifts at our seventh annual gift wrapping fundraiser and raised over $300.
  • Paid for a new bookcase for the young adult section
  • Paid  subscription renewal for WILBOR online E-books
  • Paid for all magazine subscription renewals
  • We continue to provide “Books for Babies” packets to parents of newborns that include a book, a bib and some important information on how to get your child interested in books at an early age

Our mission and how we make it possible:

  • To support the Drake Public Library by providing “extra” items and services not covered by the general budget and to promote literacy
  • Four annual fundraisers
  • Membership dues
  • Sponsors

Some of our plans for next year:

  • Disassemble and store the Christmas tree
  • Membership drive for 2013
  • Quilt raffle-January 3rd through April 3rd Tickets $1.00 each or 6/$5.00
  • First meeting for 2013 will be on Tuesday January 29th  when we will discuss our budget for the year which, as always, will include supporting the Children’s Summer Reading Program
  • Bake Sale in May
  • Continue to come up with ways and the means to support the Drake Public Library to keep it a viable part of the community





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