Heggan library friends
I appreciate the Friends of the Margaret Heggan Library because they make me feel good when it's time for me to let some books go. The funds that are raised for them are going to the local public library and that's a terrific plus.
The Friends of the Library have been very generous during the past twelve years! They regularly provide funds to the library for operating expenses. The members of the group are always advocating for the library. One year, we needed to replace at least one of our computers in the children’s area. These early learning station computers provide educational games for our youngest patrons—those under the age of seven who are learning all about the world! When I asked for one computer, but explained that we could really use two, Janet, the president, instantly suggested that the group just purchase two computers instead of one! These early stations make learning fun for children, and with two available, it’s double the fun!
We wanted to expand our board book collection and we asked the high school wood shop about a collaborative project. They went ahead and built us shelving for the children’s area, just to hold books for toddlers. The Friends of the Library agreed to collaborate on the project and provided us funding to purchase more books for the collection. Thanks to their generosity, young children in the township have exposure to excellent literature, just the right size and shape for them!
As part of our fiftieth anniversary celebration in 2016, we wanted to beautify our grounds with a statue. The Friends of the Library graciously paid for our eye-catching bench with two children reading. Everyone who visits the library can see this wonderful piece of artwork, thanks to the Friends!
Sheila Mikkelson, Director Margaret E. Heggan
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