Friends elect directors, honors Such
CENTREVILLE — The Friends of Queen Anne County Library held their annual meeting on Monday, March 6. Almost 40 members and supporters of the Friends met to review the accomplishments of the organization, to discuss plans moving forward and enjoy a presentation about the history of Kent Island by local author Brent Lewis.
According to the Friends of the Library report, in 2016, fundraising efforts allowed the group to contribute more than $16,000 to the Queen Anne’s County Librar y branches. Friends’ support allowed expansion of the library’s popular Saturday Arts Program for elementary aged kids and the vibrant Summer Reading Program. Friends funding also bolstered staff’s professional development by funding travel to and participation in national library conferences.
When the renovations of the Centreville library are complete this spring, there will be more evidence of Friends support — stateof-the-art technology in a new conference room, a self check-out station, and digital signage at the circulation desk to keep all library users informed of the range of programs and resources
Outgoing Board of Directors president Mary E. Jackson, left, awards Janet Such the 2016 Friends of the Library Volunteer of the Year.