The Friends of the Fairview Public Library are excited to announce they are launching a membership initiative called the “Merry Month of May.”
Albert Einstein once said, “The only thing that you absolutely need to know is the location of the library.” The Friends of the Fairview Public Library tend to agree and have been working behind the scenes over these past months to keep supporting our local branch.
While the pandemic prevented some of the library’s favorite in-person activities, the Friends have continued to fund children’s programs, collect books and make plans for the future.
With the Merry Month of May initiative, their goal is simple, “We promote, advocate, enhance and provide for our local treasure in any way we can.”
The group has continued to support Fairview children by funding Crafts 2 Go. The Friends are especially grateful to Linda Orr at the Fairview Public Library who prepared the crafts kits to celebrate all the holidays during the past year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day and Easter. Orr even prepared kits for Dr. Seuss Day which is always a favorite with younger library patrons.
More recently, as COVID restrictions have eased, the Friends of the Fairview Library sponsored a St. Patrick’s Day music program with Dennis O’Rourke and a magic show with Magician Bruce Amato for kids of all ages at the Fairview Public Library.
“There are so many great children’s programs that are funded by the Friends and that is why membership is so important to us,” said FOFL President Karen Hazelrigg.
She added, “We know it’s been a rough year for everyone and we are hoping to get back to ‘normal’ as soon as possible. We are missing the children at the library as much as they miss the programs.”
The Friends of the Fairview Public Library Book Sales have also been impacted by COVID and the group is eager to host the next sale. Last year, the FOFL hosted two book donation days that were so successful their storage unit is overflowing. With more than 7,000 books now in storage, the next book sale will be bigger and better than ever. They are looking at a date toward late summer or fall, and hope to announce it soon.
As activities open back up, it’s a great time to join the Friends of the Fairview Public Library. They are a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers. We recognize the importance of having a strong and vibrant library in our community. If you feel the same, now is a great time to join them.
There are several ways to join.
You can pick up an application at the Fairview Public Library.
You can email email@example.com.
There is a link available on the Williamson County Public Library website under the “Support the Library” tab, click on Fairview Friends.
You can also keep an eye out for upcoming programs and events during their May membership drive on the Friends of the Fairview Public Library Facebook page.
The Friends meet at the library on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call the Fairview Public Library at 615-224-6087.