Membership in the Blount County Friends of the Library is worthwhile, interesting, and fun. We are definitely a lively group, currently logging over 12,000 volunteer hours annually!
Income from the quarterly book sales, dues, and donations support the library with equipment (and matching grants for equipment,) operating expenses, the Bookmark Café, and programs such as the Edible Book Contest, Hot Summer Nights, Shakespeare on the Lawn, reading programs, and workshops.
Volunteers spent thousands of hours working at the book sales, serving on the Friends Board, distributing books and programs to nursing homes (programs reaching over 10,000 people) and assisted living centers, boxing books for the Republic of Georgia, sending books to soldiers, attending library book clubs, writing newsletters, and arranging publicity and designing ads for the annual book sales.
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