Library Friends set for open house


GREENVILLE — The Friends of the Greenville Public Library is a volunteer group devoted to the library and its patrons.

They stand ready to act on a moment’s notice to satisfy any need or solve any problem that comes up. They are true friends who uphold and support the many programs and activities the library offers – programs that span a wide range of interests and age groups.

Just this year alone they gave thousands of dollars toward Lego Robotics Kits for teens, a new sound system with wireless mikes for the meeting room, sponsorship of the authors and music for four Author‘s Nights, the entertainment for the three “Lunch on the Lawns,” and the entertainment for the eight Wednesday “Family Fun Days” that run through June and July.

They also host a Holiday Open House replete with hundreds of cookies, live music, and photo-op with Santa and Mrs. Claus (photos given free to the children). This year the open house is Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Friends work hard to raise funds for all this support by hosting a Continuous Book Sale in the library. It’s situated in the Computer Room on the second floor and consists of many shelves full of high quality books of every kind. New ones are put out every week by Dede Wissman.

“You could even get a few Christmas gifts! Just put your donation in the box,” said a spokesperson.

Member Marilyn Robbins does her own fund-raiser. She makes bookmarks from greeting cards that sell for $1 at the Circ Desk. She’s requesting donations of old greeting cards to continue with her work.

“If you have a few, please drop them off at the library,” the spokesperson said.

Everyone is welcome to join and to attend the meetings which are held the fourth Monday of most months at 7 p.m. at the library.

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