OCTOBER 18, 2021                                     



The Friends of the Carnegie Public Library Board met on October 18, 2021 at the library in the large meeting room.  

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.  

The Treasurer gave her report. Thank you notes were read from Azeris Ackerman thanking FOL for sponsoring the 4-H Creative Writing Champion and from Erin Maley thanking FOL for the purchase of Legos for the Youth Department.

There are 66 memberships and 31 business memberships. The addendum to the By-Laws that was presented at the July 12, 2021 meeting was voted on and approved. The treasurer reported that the deposit for the informational sign to be placed in the pollinator garden had been sent. 

The FOL purchased three books on birds by Sharon Sorensen. They are “Planting Native to Attract Birds”, “How Birds Behave”, and “Birds in the Yard Month by Month.” The books have been donated to the library. 

FOL voted to help sponsor the Winter Adult Reading Program. The theme will be Mexico. The non-fiction book is “Conquistador” by Buddy Levy about the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire. The conquest occurred 500 years ago in August. The fiction book is “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver. This is a life story of a man born around 1920 of mixed American and Mexican heritage. The events unfold in both countries and involve some of the most famous and infamous people of the 20th century. There will be travelogue programs, films, book discussions, guest speakers, and treats from “Chef Jeff”. The program will run in January and February 2022. 

FOL did not have any book sales in 2021 due to COVID. Plans were discussed about a sale on May 6 & 7 of 2022. We will try to have a book drive to replenish the stock. 

New officers will be installed in January 2022. FOL is in need of a treasurer. 

The next meeting will be January 10, 2022. Anyone in the community who would like to support the library is welcome to become a member. Forms are available at the main desk in 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