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Friends of the Library group returns

Article Date: 
24 May, 2013 (All day)

After being inactive for several years, Morgan County Friends of the Library is once again functioning in our community.  
This energetic group is devoted to serving our local library through fundraising efforts, increasing awareness of library services, promoting literacy, and assisting with any other needs not covered by the library operating budget.
In the few short months since the group reconvened, they have helped at the Downtown Christmas event as Santa’s helpers, purchased book receipt printers for library patrons, helped a prospective Eagle Scout with a library beautification project, and are maintaining the Library in the Park.
The Library in the Park is a free book exchange located right next to the play area at Riverside Park, and was created by River Pinhey for his Eagle project.  All patrons are asked to leave a book (or two!) if they take one.
Friends of the Library was founded in 1997 by Jill Boydstun, who was the Morgan librarian at the time.  
The group sponsored several fundraising events in the past, including a luau and a 5K fun run.  
The non-profit organization hosts an ongoing book sale at the library. They welcome and encourage book and movie donations to the library to help with this effort.  
New this summer will be a concession stand at the Movies in the Park put on by Morgan City.  They are also excited to support the library’s Summer Reading Program with free ice cream treats from noon to 2 p.m. for those who sign up on kick-off day, Saturday, June 1.
 The new committee includes Erin McAllister, Jo Burby, Jen Johnson, Teri Christensen and Amy Clark.  They would welcome help or suggestions for future actions to benefit Morgan and our local library.  
If you would like to become involved or have any ideas, please contact the library or call Jo at (801) 829-0900, Erin at (801) 829-8358, or speak with anyone on the committee.