Friends of the Library
While Fairmount Public Library currently doesn’t have these two groups, we will always entertain the chance to re-establish either one of them.
Who are The Friends?
Friends of the Fairmount Public Library are a local group of volunteers who help promote the library and its services. The mission of the Friends is to raise funds to supplement the Library’s budget in providing educational and recreational programs as well as help fund large scale items for the Library.
What do they do?
They help with fundraising and specialty programs, such as the Summer Reading Program and the Annual Book Sale. The local group may also belong to the state or national group of Friends. The Friends meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM at the Library. Exceptions will be holidays (New Year’s Day) falling on the first Tuesday. They hold their Annual meeting in December to elect new officers and make any policy changes.
Some fundraising tools generated by the group include:
- Book Sales
- Book Giveaways
- Book Bag Sales
- Membership Drives
- Author Talks
- Book Discussions
After 10 years, the Friends group disbanded in December 2014. Past members currently volunteer to continue with the book sales, book giveaways and assistance when needed with library programming needs.
Junior Friends of the Library Group
The goal is to find 4th-12th grade students interested in promoting library programs, assist in library material selections; and assist in library fundraising ideas, with the emphasis being on teen programs. The Library may be contacted for more information.