Library Foundation seeks support

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The Alexander Mitchell Public Library Foundation is looking for people to become members of its Friends Society.

Members provide annual financial support to the Aberdeen library.

Troy McQuillen, president of the foundation, said a similar group existed years ago, but was not active.

The Friends Society is a group of annual monetary supporters who favor the activities of the library and who would like to see a new, modern facility built in Aberdeen, according to a news release.

“The foundation feels as though new facilities are vital to the success of Aberdeen’s public library. With the growing population and changing culture, the current library has become inadequate for community’s needs,” according to the release.

The library foundation has provided support toward the library over the years and is responsible for sponsoring events, such as All Aberdeen Reads, providing funds for technology training, marketing library events, compiling a study to determine the needs of an expanded library, sponsoring community listening sessions for the new library and buying land for the future building site of the library.

In addition to McQuillen, foundation members are Linda Van De Rostyne, Terry Flamboe, LaVonne Miller, Elizabeth Bollinger and Ken Krause.

For more information regarding the Friends Society, call McQuillen at 605-226-3481 or pick up a membership brochure at the library.

To follow conversations about the foundation’s efforts, like the Alexander Mitchell Public Library Foundation on Facebook.