National Friends of Libraries Week
October 15-21, 2017 is National Friends of Libraries Week
To celebrate locally, the City of Brentwood is proclaiming that this same week is Friends of Libraries Week in Brentwood. The Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) organization was established October 14, 1976 and has raised over $1 million dollars for the library to date. The City of Brentwood will also proclaim October 14, 2017 as Friends of the Brentwood Library Day. Currently over 120 community members contribute annually to the Friends and many of these actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include the quarterly used book sales.
Friends of the Brentwood Library President Wanda Bruce Graham said, “Where has the time gone? We’ve been living in Brentwood for 14 years since I retired from the Army in 2003 and our Brentwood Library keeps on getting better and better! The library was one of the first stops we made after moving into our home in 2003 to obtain our library cards. Not only does our City have the absolute best library but we have an amazing group called the Friends of the Brentwood Library. I am honored to currently lead this vibrant and active group toward helping to continue making the Brentwood Library better and better! Our awesome library director, Susan Earl and her staff make volunteering and serving our community as Friends an easy one. We couldn’t be the Friends that we are without their help. As President, I can’t say enough about our wonderful Amazon volunteers, our book sorting volunteers, our many other member volunteers, and our dedicated Board of Directors—they all make our group which will celebrate its 41st year on October 14th. I continue to be more aware of how blessed we are to be a part of a City where its leadership values the importance of having such an amazing library and also one that values the Friends’ many contributions to the library.”
“The Friends of the Brentwood Library are truly the best friends anyone can have,” said Library Director Susan Earl. “They are the ones who dedicate their time and energy to provide our community with art exhibits, programs for all ages, and technology that will enhance our services. The City of Brentwood is privileged to have a group that cares so much about its library and its community.”
The City of Brentwood will issue these proclamations at the City Commission meeting on Monday, October 9th at 7:00pm at City Hall.