The Library District thanks its Friends of the Library, an all-volunteer organization, for 63 years of service and its significant contributions to our libraries and community. Join us in celebrating National Friends of the Libraries Week: October 15-21, by saying "Thank You" for -
- Contributing $4.7 million to the Library District (since 1986)
- Funding additional adult and children’s programming, $2.8 million
- Helping us enrich and expand our materials collection
- Providing educational scholarships for library staff, $312,000
- Purchasing books for the Snuggle Up and Read Program for area Head Start children
- Funding quiet reading rooms at Cone Park, Headquarters, High Springs, Millhopper, Library Partnership and Newberry Branches
- And, so much more.
The Alachua, High Springs and Micanopy Branches also have Friends of the Library organizations actively involved with their libraries. These groups have also enhanced library services in their communities.