Friends of the Library (FoL) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization of persons interested in supporting library services. The group was established January 15, 1976, and has been active, with regular meetings, since that time. The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library Executive Committee is held in the library’s Teen Room from 10:30 am to noon on the second Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please join us!
The purpose of FoL is to focus public attention on the library, stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services, receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library, support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for Park County, and support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights.
The FoL sponsors semi-annual used-book sales (profits from which are used by the library exclusively for the purchase of new library materials) and an annual dinner with local authors.
The Friends fund many of the library’s special programs as well as such special activities as the Carnegie Readers book discussion group and the Deadrock Writers, a discussion forum for writers.
FOL is governed by an elected board which currently includes:
- President: Ron Clark
- Vice-President: Sarah Greenberg
- Treasurer: Priscilla Dysart
- Secretary: Milla Cummins
Officers are elected for the term of one year by a majority vote of those present at the annual meeting in January.
- Individual members: $5
- Family: $10
- Sponsor: $25
- Patron: $50
- Benefactors: $100