Question: What is the purpose of the Friends?
Answer: According to the articles of incorporation, the Friends exist
"to focus public attention to the library; to stimulate the use of
the library’s resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts,
endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with
the library in developing library services and facilities for the
community; to interpret the library’s needs to the public and to local
governing bodies; to coordinate the activities of persons and groups
interested in books and the library; to stimulate the gift of books and
other desirable materials to the library; to enrich the cultural
opportunities available to the persons by the David A. Howe Public
Question: What are
the Friends currently doing to help the library?
Answer: The major activity of the Friends is sponsoring the
membership/fundraising drive. They have earmarked $6,900 to support
library programs and services in 2004. They have budgeted $5,900 to buy
new books, videos/DVDs and music CDs. The Friends have given $200 for
the summer reading program for adults. They have designated $800 for the
children’s summer reading program and story times offered throughout
the year. The Friends sponsor the annual tree trim, refreshments and
visit from Santa.
Question: What are the future plans for the Friends?
Answer: The Friends plan to reorganize and revitalize the group to
give more opportunities to the community. There are many talented and
skilled people who may wish to help with specific projects. The Friends
plan to identify the library’s needs and request volunteers.
Question: How do I join the Friends?
Answer: A contribution automatically gives you membership in the
Friends. You may write a check to Howe Library – Friends’ Account.
Any size donation is welcomed. Your gift is tax deductible.