Friends of the Library


Friends Logo

 

Our mission:

 "... to support, extend and enhance
the work of the Scott County Public Library" 

Who we are:  The Friends of the Scott County Public Library is a nonprofit organization which serves as a support group for the library. Since the founding in 1975 the Friends have provided much needed volunteer staffing, have purchased and donated materials, furnishings and equipment for the library and have provided a wide variety of programming, especially for the children's library.

What we do: Friends have worked with other libraries and with the State on legislative issues and have provided valuable public relations assistance to keep the public informed about new acquisitions and technology. Friends have also served as an extension into the community, spearheading many collaborative projects and partnerships.    

The Friends are active in a variety of ways:
  • Provide materials, furnishings and equipment for the library

  • Sponsor  programs, especially in the children's area

  • Lobby state legislators on library matters

  • Provide public relations for the library

  • Inform the public on library activities

  • Collaborate with other Kentucky libraries for the mutual good 

  • Collaborate with other local groups for the community good 

  • Promote public involvement in the library

  • Raise money through book sales and special projects.

  • Support the GED Graduation Project

  • Provide books to the Ed Davis Learning Center

  • Place children's books in Georgetown Hospital

Celebrate with Books application
Promoting literacy in our community is an ongoing priority. The Friend's "Celebrate with Books" project strives to put a book in the hands of every child, who might not have that opportunity. We believe every child should have a book to call his own and the chance to develop a lifelong love of reading. Through the Celebrate with Books program, books are placed in the hands of children who may never have the opportunity to own their own books. Help us reach these children by applying for assistance.

Joe Manfredo Scholarship
The Friends of the Scott County Public Library, Inc. will award one $500 scholarship for use in the Fall, 2015 academic term (or comparable educational or training period). The scholarship must be used for post high school education or training at a recognized college, university, business or vocational school, or other educational or training institution or program. Demonstrated or established potential for direct application of completed education / training to the benefit of libraries may be a factor in selecting the recipient of the Joe Manfredo Scholarship. Character and academic record will also be factors. Click here for an application and more information.

Friends support local activities
  • Sponsorship of "Staff Appreciation" day during the National Library Week

  • Summer Reading Program activities

Membership: Memberships in the Friends can be active, passive, or selective. A nine member governing Board is elected annually to conduct the executive functions of the organization and there is one general membership meeting per year. Friends may select projects which interest them or may simply elect to be "silent partners"
Membership Form
 

Communication: Members are kept informed by newsletters and a monthly library calendar. Friends Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Scott County Public Library.  These board meetings are open to the Friends Membership.  Your support is greatly appreciated and along with the Staff and Board of Trustees, help provide a state-of-the-art library for all citizens of Scott County.  Becoming a Friend helps a friend, your library, and the community.

Friends Board of Directors 2015-2016

Christie Robinson -- President
Judy Brown -- Vice President
Jerri Thomas -- Treasurer
Margaret Roberts -- Secretary
Anna Jo Wilhoite -- Member
Emily Porter -- Member
Macy Wyatt -- Member
Doris Cooper -- Member

 

For more information or to volunteer your time and talents, call the library or contact the Friends at Friends@scottpublib.org.  
Our phone number is (502) 863-3566