Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Exeter Library Has Friends!

The Exeter Chamber of Commerce officially welcomes the Friends of the Library-Exeter group in a special ribbon cutting ceremony on October 22 at 11 am. This special event coincides with National Friends of Libraries week, held October 18-24.

Friends groups are invaluable resources for libraries and our Exeter Friends are an outstanding example of what can be accomplished. Created in 2014, the Exeter Friends have already been a major community presence in support of the Exeter Branch Library. Their most recent donations of volunteer time and money provided support for the highly successful Summer Reading program.

Friends of Libraries are non-profit groups that support libraries in their local communities. These organizations often are involved in fundraising, volunteerism, public awareness, advocacy, and literacy programs.  United for Libraries USA, a division of the American Library Association, supports Friends of Libraries groups throughout the United States.

The ribbon cutting ceremony takes place in front of the Exeter Branch of the Tulare County Library, located at 230 E. Chestnut Street in Exeter. Library hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 am to 8 pm, and Thursdays and Fridays, 9 am to 6 pm. For more information about the event or the library, call 559-592-5361 or stop by to visit!