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Library needs its many friends

The week of Oct. 21 is National Friends of the Library Week, and it’s a great time to join the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. The Friends of the Library make a real difference in our community by supporting programs for children, teens and adults and by contributing to make the library a more welcoming place for all.

The Friends of the Oak Harbor Library is a non-profit volunteer organization that brings together involved, caring people who support and promote the services and programs of the Oak Harbor Library. This dedicated group of volunteers gives countless hours of service and raises thousands of dollars to enhance the services of the library. Through their fund raising efforts and semi-annual book sales, the Friends group undertakes projects and provides furnishings and supply items which fall outside the established budget of the library. This year the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library contributed more than $9,000 toward programming for all ages, Summer Reading for children, community outreach and furniture for the children’s and teen areas of the library.

Through their commitment and generosity, The Friends of the Oak Harbor Library help to promote literacy, education and reading for all ages. Membership is only $5 per year, and programs, held the third Thursday of each month at 3 p.m., are open to the public. Pick up a membership form at the Oak Harbor Library, or call 675-5115 for more information.

Mary Campbell

Managing librarian

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