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Friends of the McDonald County Library

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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to enhance and to promote the resources, facilities, and services of the library and to increase public awareness of the importance of the library in the community.

The members of The Friends of the McDonald County Library have a conviction that good library service is important to everyone.

Monthly Reading Group

     On the first Tuesday evening (unless otherwise posted) of each month at 6:30 p.m., the Reading Group gathers to discuss that month’s book and enjoy the bounty of refreshments and great conversation.  The Mid-Continent Public Library graciously sends numerous copies of each requested title, so there is never a need to purchase a book to participate.

     To become involved, simply check out a copy of the current title from the Pineville Library (ask for this month's book at the circulation desk), then join in the fun at the meeting!

Fund Raising & Book Sales

    Funds are raised for the library through membership dues and other activities. Book Sales are held twice a year at the Pineville Library and are comprised mainly of donations from library patrons.

    Recent expenditures :
     * supplied outdoor electricity and installed lampposts around the Library.
     * replaced chairs at computer stations.
     * purchased a display easel and brochure rack.
     * hosted refreshments for the 2nd Annual Senior Fair held in May.
     * are in the process of supplying two benches in front of the library for patron use.

  • Individual Annual Member - $10 annual dues
  • Family Annual Member - defined as a family unit of parents/guardians and children under 18 years of age - $20 annual dues
  • Individual Life Member - Upon the payment of $100, in advance, which payment shall relieve the Individual Life Member from any obligation to pay membership fees thereafter.

    All Friends will receive a newsletter keeping them abreast of library events.

    All Friends are invited to a special “Sneak Preview” of all Friends’ book sales on the Saturday before the sale begins.

The Friends of the Library meet at least twice during the year.

Friends of the Library Officers  2006-2007
     President - Janis Melton
     Vice President - Retha Mitchell
     Secretary - Maureen Leonard
     Treasurer - Anna Gibbs