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. 

Officers & Board Members

President: Diane Kendrick

Vice President: Joyce Morgan

Secretary: Mary Lou Gotwald

Treasurer: Lynn Goodwin

Allyson Frederick

Natalie Smith

Pat Thompson

JANUARY 11, 2021                                     



The Friends of the Carnegie Public Library Board met at 5:30 pm on January 11, 2021 at the library for their scheduled meeting.  Social distancing was maintained and masks worn due to the Corona virus.  

The minutes from the October 19, 2020 meeting were read and corrected.  

The Treasurer’s report was given.    A check for was given to author, James Longo, for his program.  Rick Chambon will be reimbursed for Mr. Longo’s accommodations. 

Membership: 75 units and 25 businesses.


President, Diane Kendrick, headed a discussion about reviewing and revising the By-laws as needed.  This will be put on the April 12, 2021 meeting agenda.


The officers will remain the same for the next year: President, Diane Kendrick; Vice-president, Joyce Morgan; Secretary, Marylou Gotwald; Treasurer. Lynn Goodwin and Board members at large: Allyson Frederick, Natalie Smith and Pat Thompson.

Rick Chambon, Library liaison, gave his report.  He requested FUNDS for Adult Winter Reading program.  There are 55 participants signed up for the Winter program.  The Fall Adult Reading program went well. In person program attendance was limited due to COVID restrictions but participants also attended via ZOOM.

Coffee and a Chat has continued to do well and meets on the first and third Fridays of the month.

Summer Reading Programs for adults and children are scheduled as normal but format may change depending on the state of COVID.  Chambon will bring his request for FOL assistance to the April meeting.

The next meeting of Friends of the Library will be on April 12, 2021. 

Anyone in the community that is interested in the library is welcome and encouraged to become a member of Friends of the Library.  Membership forms are available at the main desk at the library.


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