Castlegar book friends hold AGM

The Castlegar and District Friends of the Library held it's annual general meeting on May 17.

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The Castlegar and District Friends of the Library held it’s annual general meeting on May 17.

“The meeting went well,” said chair Darlene Kalawsky. “We discussed some of our initiatives for this coming year which are going to be increased book sales. We’re also going to be supporting more author visits this year and we’re going to be supporting more arts/socials in the library.”

The Friends of the Library board is waiting the library’s new strategic plan. “Once the friends are aware of what’s coming out of that – basically we work with the library board to advocate for the library.”

Last year was a very successful year for the friends, says Kalawsky. “We were able to put $500 into the new children’s furniture,” she said. “We’re encouraging people if they want to join us, the membership is very low – it’s $5. We do small events with the library.”

The Friends of the Library welcomes Jean Borsa on board as secretary. Remaining in their positions are Kalawsky as chair, Helen Moore as vice-chair, and Gloria Currie as treasurer.

The friends are having a book sale at the library during Sunfest from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

“We’re encouraging everyone to come out and grab some books for summer,” said Kalawsky.