The first step toward a “Friends of the Library” group will be taken in Carrollton Wednesday morning.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Director Sue Lightfoot:

Sue Lightfoot

The idea started with a group of three women who approached Lightfoot at different times.  “They said, ‘Hey! Do you think the library would benefit from having a friends group?’ And I said, ‘Yes! I would love to have that!’  So from those conversations we have actually formed an organizational meeting in order to see how many people would be willing and able to be a Friend of the Library,” said Lightfoot.

Part of Wednesday’s initial meeting is to work on the organization’s goals and missions.  “And then for me to state the library’s needs.  Currently, what’s needed right now, and what might be long-range plans.  So basically I need somebody from every walk of life, every age, every gender.  I just need everybody’s experiences so we can group those together and have a good, solid Friends Group,” said Lightfoot.

Any interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the basement of the Carrollton Public Library.

Press Release from the Carrollton Public Library

The Carrollton Public Library invites you to attend an organizational meeting to form a Friends of the Library group. Guest speaker will be Kris Daniel, Past President of the Livingston County library Friends Group. Kris is well rehearsed in forming non-profit organizations and will present the initial steps for a successful Friends group to benefit the Carrollton Public Library. Please join in this organizational meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the lower level of the library in the conference Room, One North Folger Street on the Carrollton square.

RSVP – not required. For more information phone 660-542-0183 or by email [email protected].