Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey

Summer is just around the corner! High-school and
college graduates are thankful for supportive
parents and teachers, vacation locales are thankful
for beautiful summer weather, and larger-than-
normal populations of little bothersome creatures such as ticks, gnats and rodents are thankful for the past mild winter.

I am thankful for the support of wonderful SFTFOL fellow officers, members, committee members, and directors that made our year a success. A special shout-out goes to newsletter editor Joyce O’Neal. I am also thankful for community members that attended our programs. Our experiment to separate business meetings from program events seemed to allow for more in- depth and satisfying programs.

Using suggestions from members at our April meeting and after numerous committee revisions, we will present our final updated Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library Mission Statement to be voted on at our Annual Social on June 20:

OUR MISSION: Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library, a not-for- profit organization, is dedicated to supporting the mission of the Catawba County Library System, encouraging reading, expanding literacy, providing cultural opportunities, and inspiring a passion for life-long learning in our community.


– Support Library programs
– Assist the library with volunteer services
– Provide learning opportunities for all ages
– Serve as advocates for the Library
– Raise funds to supplement library-enhancing initiatives

Thank you,


We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford Branch Library.  Please join us.