Greetings From The President


Ellen Dewey

Guess what? It has occurred to us that the
Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library
has passed its first decade!! And what a
decade it was! Amazing changes have
occurred in the world and here in our
community. The SF-T population has increased and will continue to do so. Our Library’s usage has greatly increased. Technological advancements have changed how we live and how we access information, and they have driven many of the changes in general education. What does it now mean to be literate in our current society? How has the public library’s role in the community changed? The following link provides some ideas on these topics.

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/ content/five-ways-libraries-are-changing-in-the-digital- ag/

The Catawba County Library System has been evolving to meet the changing needs of our residents. And the SFT Friends of the Library needs to evolve as well, to better meet the needs of our diverse and growing local community. Therefore, our April 18th SFTFOL meeting is a very important one. We will be suggesting some changes to our Mission Statement and Bylaws for discussion and vote. The SFT Library has submitted its annual funding request to us for the Summer Reading Program. This program is one of our two signature sponsorships. Specific details of the SRP will be presented for discussion and vote. If there is only one meeting you can attend this year, this is the one! Hope to
see you soon.

Thank you, Ellen

ejdewey@gmail.com

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