Rochester Hills Public Library highlights the work of volunteers during
National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 18-24
(ROCHESTER – Oct. 2, 2020) Rochester Hills Public Library highlights the work and dedication of the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library in celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 18-24, 2020. Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library was established in 1961. Today the group has nearly 800 members and has raised over $1 million in the past ten years for the library. Friends of RHPL actively support the library through used book sales, an annual gala, a holiday home tour, and other fun and engaging activities. This year, due to COVID-19, Friends events have been put on hold. However, the group has begun finding creative ways to provide used books sales with a library car near the Friends Gift Shop.
“The Friends' dedication to the library is incomparable. Their annual donations provide programs and services that would not be possible within the library’s regular budget," said Juliane Morian, Library Director. "Friends of RHPL is instrumental in making the library a wonderful asset to the community."
Officers of the Friends of RHPL are Ron Meegan, president; Bill Kroger, vice-president; John Coombs, treasurer; Jac Caldwell, assistant treasurer; Sandy Tabacchi, secretary; Tom Asmus; Kim Whitney; Kimber Matis; and Marcia Decker.
"National Friends of the Library week was set up to promote the Friends in our communities, to raise awareness of what Friends groups do, and to encourage Friends membership, said Ron Meegan, president of Friends of RHPL. “Our primary purpose is to raise funds for use by the library, but we also provide a service to the community and an opportunity for volunteers to get involved in a worthwhile cause. We thank the Rochester Hills Public Library for recognizing us in the press and on social media."
The Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library is an organization that is dedicated to building a close relationship between the library and its patrons. We achieve our goals primarily through membership dues and fundraising. To join Friends membership, visit rhpl.org/connect/visit-the-friends-of-rhpl.
National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations in a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the twenty-first century. For more information, visit www.ala.org/united.
The Rochester Hills Public Library, located at 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, MI, provides lifelong learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information. The library serves as a community town square where over 45,000 monthly visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs, including Sunday concerts, a summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, and weekly lectures. The library’s expansive and user-friendly database allows its 70,000 cardholders to use eBooks, movies, and music downloads, language and genealogy services, and consumer reports at no cost. For more information about the Rochester Hills Public Library’s unique offerings, visit rhpl.org.
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