Helping Hands: Friends of the Library - Victoria Chapter
April 23, 2010 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated April 22, 2010 at 11:23 p.m.
Everyone needs friends, and the Victoria Public Library has them in the Friends of the Library. The group holds fundraisers to help the library cover expenses for such things as remodeling, furniture upgrades, reading programs, kids' summer programs and more.
Founded locally in 1970
City of Victoria
Raises money through book sales for library materials, i.e. books, videos, compact discs.
Supports library staff for continuing education opportunities and professional meetings.
Funds travel expenses to bring in job applicants.
Provides supplies and party favors for the Summer Reading Program.
Provides Victoria Public Library shirts for library staff.
Purchases software for library computers.
Funds special programs such as Victoria Reads! and the Thursday Film Series.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED ANNUALLY:
Patrons of the Victoria Public Library
Members, monetary donations, donations for the book sales and customers at the book sales.
All volunteer, no paid staff.
President: Doris Dickson
Vice President: Lee Roy Menning
Secretary: Korie Krohn
Treasurer: Pam Raley
15-member board of directors.
Friends of the Victoria Public Library
302 N. Main St.