Getting Started: Creating and Supporting a Friends Group for Your Library


North Country Library System
22072 County Route 190
Watertown, NY 13601
United States
43° 59' 37.6476" N, 75° 55' 49.35" W
New York US

This presentation focuses on the benefits of gathering community volunteers to support a library’s programs and services.  The workshop uses a checklist to develop a Friends of the Library group:  recruiting helpers for a steering committee, determining the Friends’ mission, expanding their membership, and growing the leadership to sustain an active organization.  Libraries with existing Friends groups have also found this workshop helpful as a review of their current practices and to glean ideas for growing their membership base.  To allow for further networking, NCLS is offering a lunch following the workshop.



Event Date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Event Time: 

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Guest Speakers: Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee, Friends of the Library Section of NYLA