Focus on Friends - Weston Friends of the Library
The Weston Friends of the Library was founded in 1993 and continues today to support library projects and serve as a catalyst for library advocacy.
Ongoing services they provide include book fairs, volunteer recognition dinners, holiday celebrations for library staff, and financial support for Broward County Library staff development such as attendance at Florida Library Association conferences.
The Friends participate in special events including Weston's Fall Harvest Festival, the Halloween Safety Expo and Broward County Pioneer Days.
The summer-long Florida Library Youth Program and several other public library programs for young people are supported by the Friends.
In their efforts toward library advocacy, Weston Friends of the Library members attend the City of Weston Commission meetings and serve as liaisons to other community groups such as the Circle of Friends, a library support group for the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center at Nova University.
At the 2005 Friends of the Library Luncheon and Awards, the group won an award for "Support of Youth Programming."
For more information about the Weston Friends of the Library, call 954-357-5420.
Opportunities for involvement in Friends groups exist at most Broward County Library branches. For information about other Friends groups, contact the Friends of the Broward County Library at 954-357-7771.
Remember: Good Friends make Great Libraries!