Our local Friends of the Logan County Library organization will be celebrating National Friends of the Library Week October 18-24. The group will be giving away a basket of books and other goodies each day. Everyone is invited to stop by the library and place their name in the box for the basket. Free bookmarks will also be available. Anyone who isn’t a Friends member is encouraged to pick up a brochure and support the organization and library with their membership. Yearly memberships are $10.
The Logan County Friends of the Library was officially established as a group in 1968 with Mary Lou McEndre as the first president. The group is officially recognized as a non-profit group through securing 501-C3 certification with the IRS. Over the years the group has provided book review programs, as well as authors and other speakers to enhance library programming. Equipment and furnishings, such as a microfilm reader and the benches in front of the library have been purchased by the group. Support for the Summer Reading Program and other children’s programs have all been funded through the annual dues and fundraisers of the group. The Friends hold their annual book sale in January and the popular flower sale prior to Mother’s Day. Last year the group was recognized by Libraries United, a division of the American Library Association, with an award of $250 for their efforts in celebrating National Friends of the Library Week.