Lincolnshire, Ill. — July 10, 2014 — The Friends of the Vernon Area Library, a not-for-profit organization supporting the Vernon Area Public Library District, has an urgent need of leaders to continue its work.
A special meeting will take place to determine the future of the group at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Anyone interested and able to donate his or her time to the continuation of the Friends is asked to attend.
Officers, board members and committee chairpersons are needed to develop programs and continue the work of the Friends. This includes being an advocate for the Vernon Area Public Library, membership recruitment and retention, fund raising and special programs such as the annual selection of a scholarship recipient.
Significant contributions were made by the Friends including remodeling enhancements, artwork, a grand piano, computer lab equipment, special programs for children and adults, and scholarships given to high school seniors in the district.
The Friends was formed to promote a closer relationship between the library and citizens, schools and businesses of the district, to raise funds for materials, programs and services and to encourage further interest in the library. During recent years, volunteer leadership has not grown, and without renewed interest and commitment, the future of the Friends group is in question.
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