At the last meeting of the year recently, the Friends of the Library were surprised and delighted by the library board with a plaque dedicating the conference room to the Friends of the Library.
Betty Rosenthal did the honors for the board with Marv Back also attending to congratulate the organization. The officers and members were touched by this recognition and will continue to strive to serve our public library to the best of our abilities.
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library is a nonprofit organization interested in good library services. The group works to increase the programs and services of the library and enrich the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Bryan County.
Activities of the organization include sponsoring special projects, informing the public of resources and services available through the library, securing materials that are beyond the library’s budget and performing other services deemed helpful to the library and its staff.
One of the newest programs is recycling unusable books. Through a recycling company, the Friends will receive compensation for used books. Large bins will be placed around the community for the public to donate damaged and unusable books. More information about this exciting program will be available in the coming months.
The Friends organization is in need of good used books, especially young children’s books. There are bins in the library to drop off donations.
Membership to the Friends of the Library is open to anyone interested in supporting the Richmond Hill Library. Meetings are at 10 a.m. the second Monday of each month — except June, July and August — at the library. Dues are $10 for an individual membership and $20 for a family/business membership.