Are you an Orwell Library Friend?  You should be!

friendsIs your head full of good ideas for the library?  Do you like to help out at events? Are you always telling your friends about the programs you attend at the library?  Do you encourage them to come next time? Would you like to meet other people who share your interest in the library? Can you bake, dig up plants, or set up tables and chairs?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then you should be a Library Friend!

The Orwell Library Friends is a group of loosely organized volunteers working to support, promote and improve our local library.  We help with library events, and sometimes take on projects of our own. To be added to the electronic mailing list, email orwell.library.friends@gmail.com.  Watch for meetings each April and September, and occasionally  in between. There’s no commitment. Friends do what they can, when they can.  Anyone and everyone can be a Library Friend.

Our current project:

More people than ever are using the library and attending library programs.  In response, the library is making some changes to optimize the use of space in our small building.

This summer we will replace the outdated metal shelving unit in the main room with a system of movable bookcases and built-in oak shelves.  The resulting flexible space will accommodate more seating for programs and provide open and inviting access to our books.

The Orwell Library Friends successfully raised $5000 through a letter campaign in May and June of 2018.  The $5000 was matched, 2 to 1, by George and Jill Helmer and Hamilton and Lalia Helmer.

The project is well underway.  Thank you to the community members who supported the project.