The Rawlins Library Board of Trustees has unanimously passed a resolution to encourage the establishment of a Friends of the Library group in the community.
The Friends of the Library will help support Rawlins Library’s mission to maintain and improve the quality of life for all citizens in the community. Robin Schrupp, Director of Rawlins Municipal Library says that Friends of Library groups are common in communities all throughout the state.
“They provide a vital link between libraries and communities,” said Schrupp. “They provide the capacity for fundraising, library promotion and marketing, library advocacy, grant opportunities and the organization of volunteers.”
Through Library Board action, a steering committee of local citizens will be organized to create a Friends of the Library group. The Friends group will work with Rawlins Library staff and the Rawlins Library Board of Trustees to further the mission of the library.
“We’re looking for a core group of people who are passionate about libraries and understand the service libraries provide to the community,” said Schrupp.
Please contact Rawlins Library at 773.7421, if you would like to help launch a Friends of the Library group in Pierre.