Friends’ Accomplishments 2014

Airway Heights Library

  • Run an ongoing weekend book sale
  • Facilitated an in-library Book Sale
  • Provided organization support to help formally organize West Plains Yarner’s Club
  • Provided funding for the following:
    • Refreshments for Adult Summer Reading Book Club and Community Conversations
    • AH Kiwanis Club (thank you for helping with Book Sale)
    • SCLD Summer Reading
    • Gift cards to thank teachers for library art displays
    • Spokane Is Reading
    • Staff holiday party

Argonne Library

  • Provided funding for Spokane is Reading
  • Provided funding for children’s bookmarks.
  • Participated in Millwood Daze with a book giveaway and promoted the library and their fall book sale.
  • Held a successful fall book sale.

Cheney Library

  • Applied and received a grant from Safeway designated to be spent on interactive STEM activities for the older grade school children and two furniture items for the teen and adult areas.
  • Purchased books for the Cheney Book Discussion Group
  • Held three successful book sales
  • Provided funding for Spokane is Reading
  • Provided funding for summer youth and adult programming
  • Provided funds for educational toys for Toddler Play & Learn and Baby Play & Learn
  • Provided funds for 4 folding tables for the meeting room.
  • Provided funds for a digital camera.
  • Provided funds for light strings for Winter/Mayfest.
  • Sponsored and participated in both Winterfest and Mayfest 2014.
  • Provided funds for poinsettias to decorate the library for the Christmas Holidays.
  • Sponsored local authors Margaret Verhoef and Rita Seedorf to provide a Meet the Author program

Deer Park Library

  • Provided funding for Spokane is Reading
  • Decorated the library for the winter holidays
  • Purchased book bags to be given to local fair royalty.
  • Sponsored the library so that we could participate in the Pumpkin Lane event in Deer Park
  • Purchased treats for use in adult programs
  • Purchased mad scientist costumes for teens who participated in the Settler’s Day parade
  • Provided funds for craft materials for children’s programs
  • Provided funds for our summer reading program presenters
  • Provided support for the Margaret Irving program fund for adult summer reading programs
  • Held 6 successful book sales throughout the year
  • Provided refreshments for our summer reading adult programs
  • Provided funds so that the District could purchase Legos for Lego Build Days
  • Provided funds to help pay for treats for the SCLD holiday party
  • Sponsored local authors Margaret Verhoef and Rita Seedorf to provide a Meet the Author program
  • Sponsored an Local Artist Event that coincided with the Deer Park Library’s anniversary
  • Provided funds for the eBlast service advertising book sale events.
  • Purchased a memorial stain glass window in Ron Aubrey’s honor
  • Volunteered funds and donated time to help with the “Clean Up the Woods” project
  • Sponsored local author Stewart Mackey for a Meet the Author presentation

Fairfield Library

  • Provided coffee and tea for members
  • Supported Spokane is Reading
  • Provided welcome tea with refreshment for Kathy and Friends meeting
  • Provided a “Goodbye Tea” for Bev

Medical Lake Library

  • Donated money to purchase some fun themed bookmarks from the ALA store
  • Donated money for the purchase of new books for the Medical Lake High School Tennis-a-thon and the proceeds from the event go to the Food Bank, Outreach, and the school tennis team
  • Hosted local author and retired Medical Lake veterinarian, Dr. Jim Roloff to discuss his book “Mending God’s Creatures”
  • Friends’ President Mary Seagrave attended the Friends meeting Friends event.
  • Held 2 successful book sales
  • Purchased several new puppets and Play & Learn toys for our storytimes
  • Purchased a leaf for the Tree of Knowledge for retiring Library Supervisor Laura Baird
  • Provided funds for Spokane is Reading
  • Provided funds for the Love Your Lake program
  • Provided funds for the Summer Reading programs

Moran Prairie

  • Supported Spokane Is Reading
  • Held two successful book sales
  • Provided refreshments and sound equipment for authors visit to Moran Prairie Book Club
  • Provided refreshments for adult Summer Reading program
  • Provided funding for Summer Reading presenters and crafts

North Spokane Library

  • Held 2 successful book sales
  • Provided funding for the purchase of a digital camera for North Spokane
  • Provided funding for Hope in Hard Times, including paying for Timothy Egan
  • Donated money to purchase prizes for Late Night at the Library
  • Provided funding for staff coffee and supplies throughout the year
  • Gave money for the staff holiday party
  • Donated money for the purchase of Pokémon cards and supplies
  • Provided funding for Spokane Is Reading
  • Provided funding for various youth programs throughout the year
  • Provided funding for the Big Read

Otis Orchards Library

  • Provided funds for 500 magnets
  • Contributed to Spokane is Reading
  • Held a successful fall book sale
  • Provided funds for craft supplies
  • Purchased poinsettia for circulation area
  • Treated staff to breakfast at the Otis Grill
  • Purchased Christmas pencils and treats for member giveaway
  • Purchased 2015 calendars for office
  • Purchased Easter and Valentine’s Day pencils

Spokane Valley Library

  • Provided money to support the library bond
  • Held two successful book sales
  • Provided funding for Spokane Is Reading
  • Supported the Teen Anime Club through ongoing donations
  • Provided funding for Lego Build Days
  • Served meals to families attending the Prime Time Family Reading series