November 5th, 2011

Support the Library by Joining the Friends

Friend your libraryIf you are reading this blog then you are most likely a friend of the library–but, are you a member of the Friends of the Library? Confused? So was I, until I met a dedicated group of folks, The Friends of the Cecil County Public Library. The Friends is an active group of community members who love the library and volunteer their time and talents.

The Friends support the Library through many activities, such as membership and donations, business donations and fundraising, as well as generously supporting the Library’s Summer Reading Program each year. This program is so essential to our community and especially crucial for our children and their success in school. The Friends also volunteer their time at the Library assisting staff with many tasks. They plan and coordinate successful fundraisers such as basket raffles, bake sales, silent auctions and other activities–all to benefit the library. The Friends have also hosted interesting and educational programs for the community. Most recently, they hosted a local author program and a fascinating presentation on the historical significance of the Chesapeake waterways. They even host fun activities like book swaps.

The next event on the Friends’ calendar is their annual meeting on November 9, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited. After a brief business meeting, free antique appraisals will be offered by Carl York and his daughter, Carla York, from 7-8:45 p.m. Plan to arrive by 6 p.m. to secure a number for an appraisal. Items to be appraised should be portable. Also, a silent auction with antique items will be ready for bids and light refreshments will be available.

If you love the library, won’t you consider becoming a Friend of the Cecil County Public Library? For more information about the Friends, membership or making a donation email friends@ccplnet.org, leave a message at 410.996.5600, ext. 474 or visit the Friends page on our website.


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