Did you know that the library has Friends? No, I’m not talking about the kind you find on Facebook. (But yes, we have those too!) I’m talking about a group of library users who support the library, its collections and services through fundraising and advocacy activities.
Each branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (and most likely your local library too, wherever you might be) has a Friends group. Depending on which neighborhood library you visit, this group might be very active or it may have only a few loyal members. It might be in the process of revitalization, or, as in the case of the Main Library in Oakland, trying to get started almost from scratch.
The Friends of the Main Library in Oakland is seeking input from those who live and work in the Oakland area, those who use the Main Library as their branch, and anyone interested in supporting this grand old building and the services it provides to library customers. If that describes you and you have a minute to spare, please click on this link and fill out the Friends of the Main Library Interest Survey. I promise you that it’s quick and painless. We really need your input and guidance to make this burgeoning group a success. We, quite literally, can’t do it without you.
Do you value your library, want to make a difference that impacts your whole community, and have even a few hours to spare? I implore you to seek out your local library’s Friends group and join. I think you’ll be surprised at what you can contribute, what you’ll learn, and how enjoyable it will be.