NATIONAL FRIENDS OF LIBRARIES WEEK
updated: Oct 28, 2013, 7:19 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Public Library
In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider presented an
official Proclamation to the Santa Barbara Friends of the Library declaring the week of October 20-26 as
"Friends of the Library Week" in the City of Santa Barbara. This Proclamation was presented to Michele
Allyn, President of the Board of the Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library.
"We are deeply honored by this recognition and are grateful for the support of Mayor Schneider and the
Santa Barbara City Council," stated Ms Allyn. "The Friends have been advocates and fundraisers for the
Santa Barbara Public Library for over sixty years, and this public acknowledgement of these efforts goes
a long way in making the community aware of the glories of our library."
"The library would be much poorer without the Friends," said Library Director Irene Macias. "The funds
they raise definitely put the icing on the cake. I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how
many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported the Friends."
People can log on to the Friends website at Friends-sblibrary.org to learn how to become a Friend of the
Santa Barbara Public Library.
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