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April 11, 2022                                     



Friends of the Washington Carnegie Public Library met at the library on April 11, 2022. After not being able to have their book sale for two years due to COVID, The Friends of the Library have made plans for a Spring sale. The date for the book sale will be April 22 and 23. On Friday, April 22 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon the sale is open for Friends of the Library members. Anyone in the community is welcome to become a member of Friends during this designated time. Starting on Friday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm the sale is open to the entire community. In addition to books for all ages, there will be used library tables for sale to the public. The Master Gardener group, The Guardians of the Gardens, will dedicate the sign for the pollinator garden at the library in June. They would like a group of FOL to participate since we donated the permanent signage. The president of FOL will contact the Board when the date and time is set and an email will be sent to members. On April 5, local artist and Friends of the Library member, Kevin Brundage, presented a program on water color painting at the library. His original painting was donated and a silent auction held, the proceeds of which were donated to FOL. Rick Chambon, library liaison, reported that Adult Winter Reading went well in spite of the weather. Films that were unable to be shown can be checked out for viewing. Friends of the library approved donations to the library to assist with the Adult Summer Reading Program and to assist with the purchase of new tables for the community meeting room. On May 10, the library will be sponsoring a concert by a string quartet from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The quartet’s program will be selections from movie themes and pop music. The program is free and open to the community. Registration for Adult Summer Reading Program will begin April 27. The theme for the program is AMERICAN JOURNEYS. Three books will be offered: “Tip of the Iceberg” by Mark Adams. The book recounts railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman’s 1899 summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska. “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles tells the story of eighteen year old Emmett Watson, his eight year old brother and two of Emmett’s friends and their trip from Nebraska to New York City across the first highway across the United States. “The Code Talker” by Chester Nez and Judith Avila is the story of the last living Navajo code talker from WWII. There will be twenty-one programs offered beginning June 3 and ending on July 22 with the elegant closing tea. Interested community members can register at the main desk of the library. Friends of the Library is an organization that supports the library. It is open to the entire community. Those Interested in becoming a member can do so by filling out a membership form at the library’s main desk. Dues are $10/year for an individual and $15/year for a family. The group’s next meeting will be July 11, 2022 at 5:30 at the library.

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Washington Carnegie Public Library work to provide extra resources for the programs and materials for the library and to focus the attention of the community on its most valuable asset, its library. Membership is open to all who share these goals. 


The purpose of this association shall be: to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries, to focus public attention on the library system, to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services, and to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and grants to the library system. 

To Join the Friends of the Washington Carnegie Public Library, fill out an application at the circulation desk. 

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Officers & Board Members

President: Diane Kendrick

Vice President: Joyce Morgan

Secretary: Mary Lou Gotwald

Treasurer: Lynn Goodwin

Allyson Frederick

Natalie Smith

Pat Thompson

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