C.P. Library: 'You Got a Friend in Me'

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December 27, 2010 11:08 am  • 

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Library is looking for friends and hosting a special meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at the library, 214 S. Court Street, intended for a special membership open house.

Friends of the Crown Point Library (FOCPL) is a private non-profit organization established to provide financial and political support for the Crown Point Community Library.

The Friends’ are looking for more active members to support the growth of our new library! The Friends’ support is needed in many areas including: planning events, fundraising activities and more!

"If you are interested in becoming involved and volunteering please join us," said Laura Clemons, Crown Point Community Library communications specialist.  "We also want to hear about what kind of programming you would like the Friends’ to offer in the new year."

How does FOCPL help the library?

The Friends’  fund projects and programs not included in the library system’s operating budget, such as educational and cultural programs, and are advocates for the library within the community.


How is FOCPL organization funded?

Since FOCPL is not part of the county government or the library system, it raises its own operating funds. FOCPL raises money through book sales, membership dues, donations, bequests, and special events.


How is FOCPL organized?

The FOCPL meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 10:00 at the Crown Point Library. Beginning in 2011 some of their monthly meetings will be scheduled in the evenings to accommodate all of the members.


How can I join FOCPL or make a donation?

To join the FOCPL, simply fill out the membership form located at the Crown Point Library. Monetary donations should be made out to the Friends of the Crown Point library. Membership forms and donations can be mailed to the FOCPL at the Crown Point Library, 214 S. Court Street, Crown Point, IN 46307.


What benefits do I get for my membership?

Members receive the Friends’ monthly newsletter by mail, invitations to library and Friends’ events, and special previews to book sales. Membership dues also provide additional funding for children’s library programs such as Summer Reading, Teen Volunteer program, and much more.


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