Library boosters annual meeting

Published on Thu, Jun 13, 2002 by Christine Callan

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Library boosters annual meeting

By Christine Callan

Friends of the Blaine Library will be hosting their annual meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at 7p.m. at the Blaine Library.

Last year, Friends of Blaine Library was busy doing all sorts of things to encourage reading and keep the Blaine Library at its best.

Friends supported graduating Blaine Students April Oswald and Duane Van Beek with a $500 scholarship awarded for the purchase of college books. This year, two more scholarships will be awarded to Julianne Gibson and Lisa Henley.

On-going book sales continue to succeed and the summer reading program reached a record high. Children and teens read a total of 4,480 books this summer. Friends provided over $400 worth of prizes and awards.

Friends also donated a computer and printer to the Blaine Library to solve insurance problems and streamline program updates and maintenance for all county library branches.

This past January, Friends members, Ted and Elisabeth Angell repainted the library entry and new bulletin boards and the group purchased brochure holders.

Friends also continues to fund all the children’s magazines in the library.

Board members of the Friends meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, at 7p.m. and anyone is welcome.

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