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Friends donate to library
LibraryFriends Donation
Friends of the Richmond Hill Library President Gib Robinson, right, presents a check for $2,400 to library manager Kate Barker. The donation will go toward books. - photo by Photo provided.

The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library during a recent meeting voted unanimously to donate $2,400 toward the purchase of books.
The group approved $1,200 for the purchase of large-print best-sellers and an additional $1,200 for the purchase of best-sellers. These funds were in response to a request by library manager Kate Barker, who stressed the need for expanding the library’s offerings in these categories.  
FOL President Gib Robinson presented Barker with the check for $2,400.
Although many of the library’s patrons need large-print editions, the current budget does not allow for purchase of these. Also, a major draw of the library is the ability to offer patrons access to current best-sellers. Budget constraints restrict the number of volumes that can be bought.
Volumes purchased with the FOL funds will begin appearing soon in the library soon. The library shelves new additions separately for a few months. A list of newly arrived books is available, and patrons can place a hold on new books either in the library itself or electronically through their library accounts.
The FOL made the donation with monies earned from its special book and yard sales in the spring and/or fall and the ongoing book sales inside the library during normal hours of operation.  All books sold are donated to FOL.  
The FOL meets at 10 a.m. each second Monday from September through May in the large conference room of the library. December’s meeting will feature a holiday luncheon honoring the library staff.
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