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MRL Main Recruiting Members for its Friends Organization

10/17/2012

Looking for a way to give back to your community, yet socialize among Friends?

Massanutten Regional Library Main may have the answer for you. The main branch in downtown Harrisonburg is currently recruiting new members for its Friends organization, a support group which helps stimulate community interest in the library, supports the library and its staff through fundraising and advocacy efforts, and plans programs for children and adults. 
 
“Interested individuals can get together and decide their approach,” says Cheryl Griffith, Community Relations Manager for Massanutten Regional Library. “We already have a group which does a great job with bi-annual book sales, but if someone is more interested in other events and activities and would prefer not to participate in book sales, then we want them to consider joining and bringing new, innovative ideas to the Friends Organization.”
 
“Community service can be an enriching experience, and MRL is eager to provide you with this opportunity. More than likely you will discover the added value of manynew friend-ships in the process!” says Lois Jones, Massanutten Regional Library Director.
 
Harrisonburg Mayor Richard Baugh was on hand Wednesday at the downtown branch to sign an official proclamation declaring October 21-27 National Friends Week. The library used the event to kick off the campaign for new Friend recruitment. During National Friends Week, the library will exhibit a table displaying recruitment materials for Friend membership. 
 
Massanutten Regional Library has a questionnaire and a brochure for the Friends Organization and some creative projects a group might explore. These items can be filled out next week at the exhibit or at the main circulation desk. You may also contact Cheryl Griffith, 434.4475 ext. 121, or Kim Haines 434.4475 ext. 135 if you are interested in more information.

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