Friends of the Library News

From the Friends of the Calloway County Public LIbrary

December 2015 Edition

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New book sale schedule set for 2016

The Friends of the Library's semiannual book sales will shift to January and July in 2016.


The winter book sale is set for Jan. 7-9, while the summer sale will be July 14-16.

Friends of the Library members will get first crack at combing through the hundreds of titles available for sale. The exclusive early access for Friends members will be Thursday, Jan. 7, from 5-7 p.m. in the library’s community room.


The sale will be open to the public Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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Get ready for a new year of Community Read events

If the lineup for the first half of 2016 is any indication, this will be a big year for the Calloway County Public Library's Community Read patrons. And early birds can even get a head start a few days before ringing in the new year.


Starting Dec. 28, library patrons can register for January's Community Read Event and pick up copies of the featured book: "Forty Acres and No Mule" by Janice Holt Giles.


It is the first Community Read event of 2016. In addition to the book by Giles, who died in 1979, the Community Read program by April will bring to Murray authors Sharon Draper and Bill Cunningham, the Kentucky Supreme Court justice.


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'Tis the season of giving: A message from the president

By Ann Landini

‘Tis the season of giving, and I encourage you to make a small (or large) donation to the endowment fund set up for the Friends of the Calloway County Public Library through the Murray-Calloway County Community Foundation, Inc.


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If you haven't renewed yet, deadline for dues is Dec. 31

Just a reminder that anyone who hasn't renewed dues for the next year of membership to Friends of the Library, please do so before Dec. 31.

That's the deadline for anyone who joined before September 2014 and has not yet paid the $10 annual membership fee should turn that in at the Calloway County Public Library front desk.


Each member must pay dues in September after being a part of the group for at least a year, and the grace period for paying renewal dues extends through December of each year before membership is cancelled.


Also, any Friends members looking to get more involved in the organization, please contact membership chairperson Debbie Drane at debbiedrane6249@gmail.com to join the membership committee and help recruit members and retain them for the important work of the Friends of the Library.

Upcoming Winter Events

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