Friends elect di­rec­tors, hon­ors Such

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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.

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