FRIENDS OF THE
AVOYELLES PUBLIC LIBRARIES
The purpose of the Friends organization is to be of support to the
Avoyelles Parish Library system and its patrons in several different
ways. Friends produce and promote activities in and on behalf of the
library, raise funds for special projects, and promote interest in and
support of the library and its mission to the public. A full copy of
the library's bylaws can be found here.
The schedule of dues
is as follows and all dues are tax deductible. The level of membership
as well as the level of participation in the Friends is voluntary. A membership form in Word format can be found here for your convenience.
Friends meet once a month, usually at the library headquarters on the
first Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM and meetings last one hour.
Attendance by all members is welcomed but is not mandatory.
Individual $10.00 Silver $100.00 Platinum $500.00
Family $15.00 Gold $200.00 Other $_____
Friends are an active organization and have participated in many
library and community activities. They sponsor an annual book sale in
the spring which is the group's main fundraiser for the year. They
have a booth at the annual Halloween on the Square. They provide
assistance and refreshments at many of the library programs during the
year such as the LEH programs and the Summer Reading Program for
children throughout the parish. They also sponsor an art display
quarterly in the library. In addition they have provided the library
with shelving in the Moreauville Branch, a desk in the Cottonport and
Simmesport branches, and other items throughout the parish.
more information, contact one of the Friends members or pick up a
membership form, or print out a membership form and send it in.
You may also call 253-7559 to ask for further information about the
Friends. We encourage everyone with an interest in the library to sign
up for the Friends. At present the group is predominately based at the
library's headquarters, but projects and services are provided
throughout the parish for all branches. However, Friends would be
pleased to have chapters started in the various branch locations
throughout the Avoyelles Parish Library system. If anyone is
interested in having a branch of the Friends located in an area, please
let us know. There should be at least 10 members willing to be active
in that location.
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