The Friends of Mason County’s M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will hold their annual meeting on Sunday Jan 25th in the Stribling Room of the local library. The business meeting will follow a presentation to the community by Veleda Boyd on the newest publication of her late husband, Jim Boyd, entitled “A Servant Leaders Journey: Lessons from Life” (see book review by the ‘Coffee Guy’ in this issue). It should prove to be an inspiring program as the experiences contributing to the published narrative are shared with the audience. This event is another of the many programs sponsored by the local Friends of the Library and everyone is invited to attend.
Membership to the Friends for 2009 will begin at this time and is also open to everyone in the community, with nominal dues starting at $2.00 for an individual. The Friends are dedicated to providing programs and services to the Library that might otherwise not be possible. In addition to sponsoring book related events such this program, community events such as Book Sales, Pioneer Day and Old Yeller Day are regularly held. Friends also support Story Time and the Summer Reading Program. For the library itself, the Friends were providers of the newly established Cup & Chaucer Corner (and thanks to the Study Club for their contribution!), have sponsored the website for many years, provided computer accessories, office equipment and magazine subscriptions, for the painting of the Stribling Room, to landscaping and when the emergency arose, shared costs with the Study Club for a new server for the library system. And several projects, currently underway, will be equally exciting for 2009!
This has only been possible with the great membership of the Friends. Join us on Sunday, Jan 25th at 2 p.m. for a great program and in supporting your local library by becoming a member of the Friends of Mason County’s M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library!