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The purpose of the organization shall be:
to foster closer relations between the Jackson/Madison County Library and the citizens of Jackson and Madison County and environs; to promote knowledge, the functions, resources, services, and needs of the Library; to lead in the development of a program for the extension and improvement of the library services and resources; and to aid in the provision of adequate housing and other facilities for the Library.
We have a 12 member board that needs new members every year, so consider serving on the board to further our goals.
Our memberships and our annual Book Sale in June are the sources for most of our funding, supplemented by the occasional grant and support from media friends. A grant from the Jackson Arts Council will help us bring Benjamin Saenz from El Passo to share his work with us. We use our funds to foster the Summer Reading Program for Our Youth, to bring authors to Jackson, and to have local members share books of significance with you.
This year we are establishing a volunteer core, an e-mail and phone tree, and are looking for ways to reach out and let you know about us and our work. Please join us by asking for a membership cards and mailing it to us with your membership. The cards are available at the desks at the Main and North Libraries.
To contact the Friends of the Library:
please email:Perry Burrows- Friends President