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Friends of the Library- Next meeting is second Tuesday in January at 5:30 in the library.

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The Friends of the Library met at 5:30 pm in the library for their regular scheduled meeting.

Minutes from the July 10, 2018 meeting were read and an updated treasurer’s report was given.

A note was read from Hannah Skomp thanking FOL for the 4 H Grand Champion trophy in Creative Writing. Also a note was read from Rick Chambon and Jeff Gumbel thanking FOL for their financial support for the Adult Summer Reading Program.

There was a report from the Fall Book Sale. A profit of $380.50 was made. The next book sale will be in the spring. A discussion was held about where the money we make goes. Mainly, it is used for any needed projects and staff training the library needs that can not be covered by their budget.

Business memberships will be offered again in 2019. A discussion was held about using envelopes instead of just a folded mailing. It would be more expensive, but it might generate a better response.

Jodi Parsons will talk to the Rotary Club in January 2019 about Friends of the Library and what we do for the library. This will be prior to the business membership forms being mailed.

Rick Chambon, library liaison, reported that he is in the final stages of the Winter Reading Program for 2019. The event will run the last part of January and then, following a break, the last part of February.

The book title is “The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness” by Sy Montgomery. The book was a National Book Award finalist in the past. The focus for Winter Reading will be on the oceans and the need to care for them and the creatures that live in them. There will also be a program on the diversity and beauty of the islands of the Caribbean. Books are now available for check out at the main desk. Anyone interested in participating can register at the main desk or call 812-254-4586.

Rick requested funds to cover the cost of books, DVDs and food for the Adult Winter Reading program.

The library’s Youth Holiday Open House will be Tuesday, December 4. FOL will have a membership table at the open house. Members will be contacted to work at the table.

The next meeting will be the annual business meeting on the second Tuesday in January at 5:30 in the library. Persons interested in becoming a member of Friends of the Library can fill out a membership form at the main desk of the library. Anyone in the community is welcome to join.

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