Do you ever wonder where all the books in libraries come from? Did you ever stop to think where does the money derive from? One would have to thank the friends of the library. Who are these friends? These friends are the people, who help fund their local libraries with their generous donations. We are celebrating the National Friends of the Libraries week on October 18th-24th. We dedicate this week to the wonderful people who donate to their local library.
The renovations of the library would not have been possible without these kind donors. Students of Morningside College thank these generous people, who are dedicated in helping create spaces where future leaders can learn and grow.
If you are interested in knowing more about what a friend of the library is or would like to become a friend to your local library, here are some references to check out!
ALA's Libraries Need Friends
Morningside College HJF Building History
Give back to Morningside
Sioux City Public Library - Friends of the Library
Dolnick, Sandy. The Essential Friends Of Libraries : Fast Facts, Forms, And Tips. Chicago: ALA Editions of the American Library Association, 2005. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 19 Oct. 2015.
Stauffer, Suzanne M. "In Their Own Image: The Public Library Collection As A Reflection Of Its Donors."Libraries And The Cultural Record 4 (2007): 387. Literature Resource Center. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.
Rutland, Meredith. "Friends of libraries make difference; Volunteers raise funds,file books, label CDs - and help guinea pigs." The Florida Times Union 2014: Business Insights: Essentials. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.