Every library needs friends, and patrons of Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw will be holding a meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the library to determine if there is enough interest in re-organizing a Friends of the Library group for the Sallisaw library. Carrol Copeland, president of the library's advisory board, said friends groups help libraries in many ways and with many chores. He said library friends help with fundraising, even visiting the state legislature to ask for funding. They also help with library programs, help straighten books in the stacks, and can even help with landscaping. The Muldrow Friends of the Library conduct a golf tournament to raise money for buying books. The Sallisaw library, Copeland said, is in need of new furniture.
Copeland said, "There's always something to do, and there are a number of chores that volunteers can do. The chores are not usually big, and there are lots of jobs that are not all work. It could be fun. We hope to have a float in next year's Christmas parade." Copeland said he hopes that a good group of volunteers can be organized so that the various chores can be shared and no one person is required to do all the work. He concluded, "The main purpose is to raise funds and promote the library." By Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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