Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey

Last year, February’s weather was quite unkind to our Friend’s program on Murrays Mill. Hopefully, the weather this year will allow everyone to enjoy the local talent appearing in our Music Variety Show on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7PM! I am very excited to report that our event will include a variety of instruments, singers, soloists, and groups performing quite a selection of genres; classical, pop, jazz, ragtime and more. Please carpool to ensure parking for all.

Friends are interested in literacy and cultural opportunities. This fiscal year, we scheduled programs and business meetings on different evenings which gave more time to each. Attendance at the four programs so far has increased over last year, as has membership, indicating increased interest. Two of three full-business meetings remain this fiscal year, and we need you, yes, YOU.

It’s time to plan for next year! I invite everyone to participate in the planning process. What program or project opportunities would you like Friends to offer? What would the community like to see?

Our next full-business meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30, and will be devoted to assessing the programs and projects up to this point and brainstorming ideas for the next fiscal year. The April 18 business-only meeting will complete the program development process so a Program Committee can finalize the details. We will know more about the library’s Summer Reading Program’s needs, and we will be setting some financial goals.

Many heads and hands help us to fulfill our purpose . Let’s continue working to meet our community’s literacy and cultural needs!!

I thank all of you ahead of time, and look forward to seeing you at the Show and at the meeting on the 21st.


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