Spring Newsletter

Thanks to the efforts of Friends’ heroine, Susan Schubothe, our spring newsletter is here.
Get updates on Friends programs, volunteers and fundraising, an introduction to a new LIbrary staff member and an invitation to our Annual Meeting, April 10 at 5:30 in the Library.
Thanks, again, Susan!

Friends Cultural Programs in March

These programs and sponsored by Friends of the Forest Grove Library are held in the Rogers Room of the Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue.  Admission is free.

Friends of the Library Cultural Series Presents
Chayag en Familia: Andean Music & Dance
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30pm

Experience the roots of Latino-American folk music through song, traditional instruments,  and colorful interpretive and traditional dance with the Chayag Family!

Where Friends’ Money Goes

As you can see, below, Friends of the Forest Grove Library has many activities to raise funds.  The Forest Grove Library Foundation’s Capital Campaign is one obvious recipient.  On what else does Friends’ spend their hard earned money?

Cultural programs
Friends have scheduled and sponsored a series of cultural programs, which include lectures and music, each winter and spring, for decades.  They have made Forest Grove’s contribution to the countywide Hearing Voices program and they fund the Adult Summer Reading Program.   

Forest Grove Conversations
Friends have financed and organized this annual topical program featuring panelists and a town hall discussion.

Teen programs including the Teen Summer Reading Program

Children’s programs
Since Friends started in 1973, they have been the major contributor to the Library’s children’s programs.  These include the annual B.E.A.R. Month, Dia de los Ninos and Summer Reading Program.

Volunteer recognition events, Wassail Party and equipment for the Library.

Capital campaigns
Friends of the Forest Grove Library was a major contributor to the Forest Grove Library Foundation’s million dollar capital campaign that remodeled the west end of the Library and will be an important contributor to the Foundation’s current $500,000 campaign for library furniture and equipment.