The Clark County Public Library’s Friends of the Library fundraising group has disbanded as an official non-profit organization.
According to library director Julie Maruskin, the Friends formed to host the annual library book sales, which raise money for the children’s Summer Reading Program. However, the library switched the format of the book sale to an ongoing sale in the library foyer, making a separate organization unnecessary.
The organization’s numbers had dwindled, and the responsibility of organizing the book sale had fallen on a few core members, Maruskin said.
“It was becoming a bigger and bigger job. That’s why we switched to the ongoing book sale, as a way to process our donations,”¿Maruskin said.
Although the Friends of the Library had 22 official members, less than a dozen regularly volunteered at the book sales, according to Maruskin.
“They were processing as many as 3,000 books,” Maruskin said.
Anyone wishing to volunteer at the library is still welcome to do, Maruskin said.
“We have tons of human resource opportunities for people that are interested,”¿Maruskin said.
Upcoming fundraising projects include a local Farmer's Almanac calendar, featuring pictures and advice from local gardeners. The calendar will go on sale in November, and Maruskin volunteers are needed to help with the project.
For more information on the Clark County Public Library, visit www.clarkpublib.org, or call 744-5661.