Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library in Mounds
The Friends of Mounds are dedicated to the helping and improving the library by donating time at the library and/or goods for fundraising benefits. This is a non-profit organization that helps the library with its needs when there is not enough money in the budget. If it were not for the “Friends of the Library”, the library would not have many of the things that helps to make it run. Some of the purchases that have been donated to the library are: computers, copiers, Summer Reading Materials for the children, conference fees, plus much more.
Teen “Friends of the Library”
These are teens that are in middle or high school that are at least 13 years old or will have turned 13 years before the beginning of the next school year. Memberships are renewed by the school year from August at the beginning of school to July at the end of the summer.
Donate three hours to work at the library each month, (2) Be able
to work with other friends and get along, and (3) be able to work
in a quiet area as the library is supposed to be a quiet place so
others can concentrate on their studies and get their work done.
Memberships are renewed by the school year from August at
the beginning of school to July at the end of the summer.
Adult “Friends of the Library”
Memberships are renewed by the beginning of the year from January to December at the end of each year. Requirements: Five hours per month and be able to work independently.
We are working on several ideas at the
present time. Currently
for only a dollar donation or more, we are selling pens that say
“This pen has been stolen from the Mounds Public Library”.
We hope you will support us and the library for a good
Friends of the Library meetings are held on
the 3rd Thursday of each month at the library in the
conference room at 7:00 p.m.
Anyone wishing to attend is more than welcome to come and
“Friends of the Library” Board Members:
President: Howard Stalker
Vice-President: Ersel Hooten
Treasurer: L.O. McNabb
Secretary: Martha Stalker
What are Friends For?
Plan and help out with programs such as:
Preschool story hours, programs for adults, and open house
during National Library week.
“ Plan and help out with programs such as: Preschool story hours, programs for adults, and open house during National Library week.
“Raise funds for special purposes such as: New or expanded building, carpeting or furnishings, materials such as CDs, software, and books on tape, and/or reference books.
“Volunteer to do projects such as: Clipping newspaper articles for local history file, shelving books, preparing or serving refreshments at library functions, assisting with Summer Library Programs, and transporting books to shut-ins.
“Promote Community awareness of the library by: Publicizing library events to your friends, speaking to community groups, and supporting library budget at public hearings.
“Protect individual’s freedom to read by: Defending their right to free access to information, supporting library’s efforts to furnish information on all sides of an issue, and supporting library staff when materials are questioned.