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LEADERSHIP OF THE FRIENDS OF THE GEORGETOWN LIBRARY

 

OFFICERS

(Elected biennially)

       President:  Bob Willey

       Vice President:  Linda Bradley

       Treasurer:  George Geer

        Secretary:  Nathalie Humphreys

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

      Friends Officers:  Linda Bradley, George Geer, Nathalie Humphreys, Bob Willey

      Community Representatives:  Joy Bond, Harriett Bromell

      Technology Consultant: Nick Robinson 

      Library Representative:  Trudy Bazemore

      Ex officio Members:  Dwight McInvaill, Shelia Sullivan

PURPOSES OF FRIENDS OF THE GEORGETOWN LIBRARY

 

The purposes of the Friends of the Georgetown Library are to

  • Promote the use of the Georgetown Library resources and services.      

  • Sponsor programs of community interest.     

  • Support the Children’s Reading Programs at the Library.

  • Raise funds supporting library services and programs.

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HISTORY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE GEORGETOWN LIBRARY

 

The Friends of the Georgetown Library was formed in the 1980s under the leadership of Joyce and David Lemmond.  They had been active in their library’s Friends group while living in Charlotte, South Carolina.  When they relocated to Georgetown, they sought to start a similar initiative to support the Library here.

When the Lemmonds returned to Charlotte, the Friends of the Georgetown Library group waned until John Bracken reactivated the Senior Scholars presentations under the auspices of the Friends in the 1990s.  John and his wife Nancy were also involved in the Friends of the Waccamaw Library.  When John passed away in 2012, the Friends group struggled again. 

Then in 2016, Bob Willey took the helm as President and resurrected the organization.  Bob and his wife Carol rejuvenated membership; instituted a monthly lecture series, Tuesdays With…; expanded the Community Yard Sales; increased participation in the Yuletide Home Tour; and integrated the Friends Book Sale into the community’s weekly Farmers Market.

Annual Meeting
The Friends hold an Annual Meeting on a weekday afternoon/early evening in late February/early March at which the officers and the Board provide a review of the past year, submit an annual financial report, and share their vision for the coming year.  In addition, a special program is provided along with light snacks.

"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, nor office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” (Andrew Carnegie)

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