The Friends Are Here To:
community support of the library
money for library needs, as designated by staff and board
cultural and literacy programs at the library
and promote educational and enrichment programs for all ages
Current and Past Activities and Achievements:
money via Annual Book Sale
Booked for Lunch Series
significant annual financial support of Youth Programs
financial support of Outreach Programs
new Photocopier for the public
new Book Carts, Step Stools, Technical Services Supplies
new Large-print Books and Unabridged Books on Tape
a campaign to pass the annual ˝ cent tax for book purchases
Dreams for the Future:
a Gift Shop in the library, offering tote bags, note cards,
bookmarks, compact disks, Friends of the FFL aprons, used books
additional book sale
A Brief History of the Friends
In 1973 a movement was underway to replace the old Carnegie
Library Building with a new library.
Concerned about its historic value and determined to
preserve it, a group formed calling itself "The Citizens to
Save the Fletcher Free Library Building".
Its efforts succeeded.
The old building was saved to become the Youth Library, and
a new wing built to house the adult collection.
later the "Citizens" evolved into the "Friends of
the Fletcher Free Library”, and continued to support the library
as needed. It became
less active in the 1980’s, but rallied whenever a cause emerged.
In 1995, after years of inadequate funding had left the
book collection in woeful condition, the Friends organized to spur
a successful drive to place a ˝ cent tax initiative on the City
ballot. The dedicated
tax passed, bringing an initial $90,000 per year for the book
budget. In 2001 the
Friends resumed active status.
Hope You Will Join Us
The Friends meet
on the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 am in the Community Room, and the public is welcome. We are currently seeking new members.
Annual dues are $10 for individuals, $15 for families. As a 501c3 organization contributions are tax deductible.
you are not interested in membership at this time, we especially
need volunteers to help research and sort donated books. Other
volunteer activities include helping with the Annual Book Sale.
There are many ways to get involved with supporting your
here to print a membership form.
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