Library Friends to hold membership reception Saturday |

Library Friends to hold membership reception Saturday

Want to help promote programs for children and adults at the library?

If so, the Friends of the Douglas County Library need you and invite you to a membership reception on Saturday.

According to outgoing President Linda Class and new President Adele Guantonio, the Friends will hold an idea-gathering event with refreshments and and door prizes at the library in Minden at 11 a.m.

“We’d like to get more people to join,” Class said. Members are needed to help with new activities as the library expands.

The group has traditionally been supportive of young children’s programs, but has recently begun to support activities for older people, such as the recent teens’ book review contest, entering the Parade of Lights during the Christmas holidays and advertising National Library Week .

Also, Class said, when the addition to the main branch of the library in Minden is completed, there will be a big need for furniture and computer stations. The Friends would like to help purchase these and other items for the addition.

Class said people who would like to help may offer ideas for programs and fund-raising events, physical help at fund-raising and community activities or offer financial support.

“I just know there are people out there who have great ideas,” she said. “We need people with interests in everything to publicity and public speaking to organizing and baking for special events. Whatever your talents, we can find a use for them.”

Guantonio and Class as well as other Friends members will be on hand to talk to people at the reception.

Among the programs supported last year was the videotaping of library programs for broadcasting on public access television at a cost of more than $1,000.

Other programs and activities the Friends have helped sponsor are the Name the Bookworm Contest, Carson Valley Days parade entry, pencils advertising the library, summer reading program, professional puppet and music presentations, writing Letters to Santa, photos of youngsters with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the winter reading program.

For information, call the library at 782-9841.

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