Fanwood Memorial Library Celebrates National Friends of Libraries Week
Sunday, October 21, 2012 • 12:00am
October 21-27, 2012, is the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries week making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Fanwood Library, a group of devoted volunteers who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services. The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library group began in 1986, and over the course of the past 26 years they have donated well over $200,000 to cover the costs of children’s programming, special collections and equipment. In fact, the Friends ushered our library into the digital era by funding our very first computer services and more recently by underwriting the cost of our new eBook access. There is no doubt that the Friends are essential in allowing the Library to be responsive to the public’s evolving needs and expectations, and with their help we are able to remain an essential, relevant and a vital part of Fanwood.
I know that the Fanwood Library is a source of pride for our community and our Friends group is a source of pride as well. I urge your readers to call the library or visit us online at www.fanwoodlibrary.org to find out how they can join, and support this outstanding group.
Dan Weiss, Library Director