CROWN POINT | Since 1983, the Friends of the Crown Point Community Library have supported special programs and help to purchase items not generally covered in the library’s regular operating budget.
The Friends raise funds by collecting membership fees, along with the sales from their book sales, basket raffles and other fundraisers like the Literary Luncheon. Over the last three years, the Friends have donated over $11,000 to the Crown Point Community Library. The funds cover the costs of special programs like the Teen Volunteer Program, storytellers events such as Grant Fitch’s Not So Spooky Ghost Stories, or Gary Morrison’s “Hi, I’m Ernie Pyle," the recent Grand Opening activities and the popular summer reading program just to name a few. They also purchase items such as materials for story time crafts, refreshments for events and more recently the orange plastic carrying baskets for the Children’s Library and a digital camera for the Communications Department.
Membership is open to all individuals and families who want involvement in the library. Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and to actively participate in the book sales, and other events and projects. The membership year begins on Jan. 1 and ends on Dec. 31. All dues are paid annually. The 2013 membership dues are as follows: Life Membership - $100; Senior Membership - $2; Family Membership - $10; Individual Membership - $5. To join simply fill out the form located on the back of the library’s month newsletter “Check It Out” or forms are available at the Circulation desk.
The new officers were elected at the December 2012 meeting; they are Erma Anderson as Treasurer and Bonnie St. John as Secretary. John Cotton was retained as President, as well as, Judy Baran as Vice President. Noretta and Jerry Emerson were also elected as the book sale directors.