FRIENDS

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avail­able. Sim­i­lar sig­nage will be in­stalled at Kent Is­land, where Friends-funded fur­ni­ture and a mo­bilede­vice charg­ing sta­tion are al­ready in use.

Kris­ten Piro­nis, pres­i­dent of the Li­brary’s Board of Trus­tees, re­marked that the Friends’ work has helped the county’s li­brary trans­form from great to ex­cep­tional — a sen­ti­ment echoed by Li­brary Direc­tor John Walden.

The meet­ing in­cluded the se­lec­tion of the Friends Board of Di­rec­tors and the elec­tion of of­fi­cers: Kathie Smar­ick, pres­i­dent; Carol Franks-Ran­dall, vice pres­i­dent; Con­nie Zil­lig, trea­surer; DeAnn Cheyne, sec­re­tary; and Sue Had­dox, Penny Lins and Beth Maier, all di­rec­tors.

Spe­cial recog­ni­tion was given to Mary Jack­son, who served as the pres­i­dent of the Friends Board of Di­rec­tors from the group’s found­ing in 2014 un­til this year. Her de­ter­mined work helped make the Friends of the Li­brary an in­te­gral part of the com­mu­nity. In ad­di­tion, the Friends rec­og­nized Janet Such of Cen­tre­ville as the Friends Vol­un­teer of the Year, ac­knowl­edg­ing the hours Such com­mit­ted to mak­ing the Friends’ an­nual used book sale a suc­cess.

The Friends have sev­eral com­mu­nity fund-ais­ing events sched­uled for the com­ing year, in­clud­ing a used book sale on Satur­day, Aug. 26, and a sec­ond an­nual Adult Spelling Bee planned for Thurs­day, Oct. 19. The Friends will also host a “din­ner out” at Rams Head Shore House on Tues­day, March 28, dur­ing which Rams Head will do­nate back 20 percewnt of all food pro­ceeds to the Friends of the Li­brar y.

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the county’s li­brary. New mem­bers are wel­come at any time, and in­for­ma­tion on the or­ga­ni­za­tion and on mem­ber­ship can be found at Friend­sOfQACLi­brar y.org.

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