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Fall plus Friends equal funds

Posted October 09, 2013 in Community Featured, Greene County

What do fall, Friends and funds have in common? The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library. The FOL are launching their annual fall membership drive seeking friends and funds.

Please do us a favor and cross this image out of your mind: the Friends of the Library (FOL) must be a club for old ladies who read books. No! The FOL is a group of committed individuals who desire to raise money to enhance our library.

The annual fall membership drive is a major source of income for the Friends who use these funds to purchase materials and equipment and support library programs. During the past 20 years, we have raised more than $106,000 for our library.

How do you benefit by joining the Friends? Some of you may benefit by knowing who our library serves. Our library is frequented by patrons of all ages with varied interests. Do you have a small child who loves coming to play in the creative center? Do you enjoy reading the daily newspaper or a magazine in a comfortable chair? Do you use a computer to go online? Do you hang out in the teen area? Do you check out books or movies, or scan through the newspaper archives? Does your child drop in after school and entertain himself or herself until you arrive home? Do you pick up a free magazine in the foyer? The library is available for everyone in the community.

If you have benefited from your library in any way, you would benefit your library by becoming a Friend. The Jefferson Public Library’s ability to provide exceptional programs, materials and services is partially dependent on the generosity of its patrons. Individual dues begin at $5 with other levels available. Memberships are renewed every fall.

National Friends of the Library Week is Oct. 20 – 26. Please join the Friends this fall. Your funds will be used to benefit yourself and the whole community. Membership forms are available in the library, and members may enter a prize drawing. Stop by the library desk for details. The winner will be drawn Nov. 1.

Jefferson Public Library
200 West Lincoln Way
386-2835 Adult Dept
386-4415  Children’s Dept
Fall hours:
Mon. and Wed.: 1 – 8 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs.:
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 1 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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