The Friends of the Washington Carnegie Public Library gathered on October 18, 2021, in the large meeting room of the library. The minutes are read and approved. The treasurer handed in her report and it was approved.
Thank you notes were read by Azeria Ackerman thanking FOL for sponsoring the 4-H Creative Writing Champion and Erin O’Maley thanking FOL for purchasing Legos for the Youth Department.
There are 66 memberships and 31 business memberships.
The addendum to the statutes which was presented to the assembly of July 12, 2021 was voted and approved.
The treasurer reported that the deposit for the information board to be placed in the pollinator garden had been sent.
FOL bought three bird books from Sharon Sorenson. They are “Plant native plants to attract birds”, “How birds behave” and “Birds in the yard month by month”. The books were donated to the library.
FOL voted to help sponsor the Winter Adult Reading Program. The theme will be Mexico. The non-fiction book is Buddy Levy’s “Conquistador”, on the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. The conquest took place 500 years ago in August. The fictional book is “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver. It is the story of the life of a man born around 1920, of American and Mexican descent. The events take place in both countries and involve some of the most famous and infamous people of the 20th century. There will be travel story programs, movies, book discussions, guest speakers and âChef Jeffâ treats. The program will take place in January and February 2022.
FOL had no book sales in 2021 due to COVID. Plans have been discussed for a sale on May 6-7, 2022. The group will try to have a book drive to replenish the stock.
New officers will be installed in January 2022. FOL needs a treasurer.
The next meeting will take place on January 10, 2022. Anyone in the community who wishes to support the library is welcome to become a member. The forms are available at the main library office.