FRIENDS 2014-15 Summary
This year the FRIENDS awarded $3,750 in scholarship grants to Peggy Hull, Angelina Bair and James Porter toward their library school tuition. We voted this year to increase semester scholarships to $750 each and expanded our grants to include the summer session.
This spring, art teachers and students from Heights High created a decorative wall on the eastern wall of Harvey & FRIENDS bookshop. The amazing three dimensional mural depicts the Cleveland skyline, the city of Cleveland Heights and the Heights Libraries. We are very appreciative of their donated skill and labor. Funding for the materials for this project came from the Rachel Nelson Art Fund, maintained by the FRIENDS. Combined with new shelving, the bookshop is looking great.
We also hosted or participated in the following events:
Last November we supported the successful passage of the levy that continues critical public support for our five star Heights Libraries.
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FRIENDS' 2013-2014 Summary
The FRIENDS concluded the 2013-14 year on September 30 and held our Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 12. Highlights of the past year included two successful Mega Book Sales, monthly First Friday sales, and summer sales at each of the branches. We raised $27,705 from our book sales and a total of $46,162, including special events, sales of merchandise, memberships and donations. Expenses of $11,568 left us with a net income of $34,594. The FRIENDS granted $21,460 to the Heights Libraries to support programming, a recurring donation to support the levy campaign and special projects
This year, the FRIENDS paid for a mural in the children's room at the Coventry branch which is currently being designed to resemble the Hobbit’s shire from J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit which developed into The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The room will be in the back, and the wing that includes the fireplace will hold the entire adult collection.
Other highlights of the year included updating our website, donating books to a variety of community organizations in need of books for their clients, and volunteering a total of 4,432 hours to support our five star libraries!
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FRIENDS' 2012-2013 Summary