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Haslam proclaims Friends of Libraries Week

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM

To recognize the volunteer work and fundraising that citizens do to support their local public libraries, Gov. Bill Haslam proclaimed Oct. 16-22 as Friends of Libraries Week and encouraged all citizens to join in the observance.

“At a time when community libraries are being used more than ever, offering new technologies and formats, while budgets are shrinking, citizen Friends of Libraries are critical to the success of their libraries,” said Don Reynolds, president of the Friends of Tennessee Libraries. 

Residents in local communities join together as Friends of the Library to support, improve and promote their public libraries as an essential institution of a democratic society. Members volunteer in a variety of ways to help provide high-quality services by raising funds and stimulating the use of the library. 

The Friends of Tennessee Libraries is a volunteer organization of individuals and groups dedicated to supporting Tennessee libraries and local Friends of Library Groups. More information is available at friendstnlibraries.org.

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