Ringing in the New Year!

12/31/2016 By: Marian Brown

I hope you all had a great 2016 and are looking forward to a wonderful new year. It was a terrific year for the Friends of Henderson Libraries.

Book sales continued at a brisk pace for Amazon Bevy of Books, the book stores and book sales at all branches. And Library Tree Lane was a huge success. We will have the final figures in February but we did surpass 2015. For Julie Buckley, who chaired the event, and all the volunteers who assisted her, we are so grateful. To our donors, sponsors, and attendees - a special thanks, as well. We are closing the doors on LTL after 13 years and hope you will support and participate in our future fundraising events.

This year we had a delightful addition the night before the gala when the famous and much acclaimed author, William Kent Krueger, joined us for a chat and book signing. More than 120 fans attended and we profited from the sales of his books. A special thanks to HDPL’s Marcie, Michelle and Lisa for their support. To all the library staff at Gibson, Green Valley and Paseo Verde branches, a special thanks for your help and cooperation throughout the year.

We participated in many events in 2016. Early in 2016 The Henderson Chamber of Commerce selected Friends of Henderson Libraries as one of three finalists for Non-Profit of the Year. Even though we were not the winner, it was an honor to be in the final group of three as there are more than 60 non-profit members of the Chamber.

Friends are anticipating a busy year ahead. We are going to be looking into new and exciting programs, particularly in the fundraising area. We welcome your suggestions. I encourage you to renew your membership and to encourage friends to become members. Membership dues help realize our goal which is to keep our libraries filled with all the new and exciting materials that are available. And to support our local youth in reaching their goals through the programs arranged by the library staff.

I wish you all a HEATHY and JOYOUS 2017

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