Sunday, July 14, 2024

Leavenworth Public Library to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week


LEAVENWORTH – Leavenworth Public Library, along with all library branches within the NCW Libraries district, is celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week to honor the contributions and support from the many Friends of the Library groups across North Central Washington.

In Leavenworth, the non-profit Friends of the Library is an incredible group of volunteers who are committed to promoting literacy in their community, raising funds to provide extra support to their community libraries, helping at events, and supporting and informing the future of the library.

Their mission is to promote, support and enhance the resources of the public library and to enrich the educational and cultural life of the community. They do this by encouraging appreciation and use of the Leavenworth Public Library, building a greater awareness of the library facilities and expanding the role of the library.

The Friends just completed another successful Annual Book Sale. Thanks goes out to the community for supporting the book sale, donating books and shopping at the sale. Thank you to all the community partners who help with the book sale including the Leavenworth Lions Club, Cascade High School AVID students, the Cascade High School Football Team, the City of Leavenworth, and especially the many volunteers who work at the sale.

The Friends promote literacy with an annual “Third Grade Book Project” in which every 3rd grader gets a free book during a field trip to the library and A Book For All Seasons. Additionally, Peshastin Dryden Elementary students get to select a free book and learn about the public libraries. The Friends provide enticing prizes for the Summer Library Program, and so much more.

The Friends welcome new members to their monthly meetings, to volunteer with them for Friends library events and get involved in promoting literacy! See library staff for more information.



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