L-R Friends of the Library Past Chair Alice Mills, Library Board Chair Brian Reid, Librarian Mary-Kate Laphen, Friends of the Library Chair Gyn Wylie, Mayor David Nash

The Merrickville-Wolford Library Board honoured the Friends of the Library last Friday for 25 years of dedication to the Merrickville Public Library. “Thank you, on behalf of the board, for all you have done for the organization over the past 25 years,” said Brian Read as he presented them with a plaque marking the 25 years. “This library does more for its community than libraries ten times its size.”

The Friends of the Library runs many fundraisers throughout the year to raise money that helps make the library the best it can be. Their book sales, chef dinners, garage sales, and plant sales help with children’s programs, funding the movie license to screen movies, and buying items like new furniture for the meeting room. The group has donated over $85,000 to the Library over the past 25 years.

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