The Friends of the Library for Mason County’s M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library have had a very busy past several years, serving the needs of the local library. The all volunteer group has sponsored Old Yeller Days, as well as several Pioneer Days for third graders, annual Book and Bake Sales, handled the continued growth of the Brick Walk, held author visits with book signings and Open Houses at the library, helped with the Summer Reading Program for children, supported the Library Board in various ways by way of improvements to the facility, as well as contributing to special projects for the library itself.
In the past two years, all accouterments for the section of the library devoted to the read and relax area, known as The Cup and Chaucer, has been contributed by the Friends. The new video system in the Stribling Room, consisting of wide-screen television and beautiful console cabinet, the WII entertainment system, Video Presenter and DVD player have all been gifts to the community by the Friends in their quest to promote our local facility and to keep it viable with new and innovative multi-faceted capabilities.
The culminating event for the current FOL Board of Directors will be a second Author Visit for 2009 on Sunday, November 15th at 2pm, with well known author Susan Wittig Albert. Following the program and book signing, a short business meeting will be held to accept nominations for new board members, to begin their terms in 2010. Membership to the organization is open to all in the community for a very nominal cost and will be available during the event. Members will be allowed to submit names for nomination and invited to serve this wonderful organization, in furthering the work to help our local library BE THE BEST IT CAN BE!
Please plan to attend, visit with a best selling author and join in in finding ways to contribute! For more information about this event or how to become a part of this great organization, pay a visit to the M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library or call 347-5446. All are welcome!