Friends of Polk County Public Libraries to hold annual meeting

Published 3:07 pm Friday, January 5, 2018

Cappy Hall Rearick to be featured speaker

The Friends of Polk County Public Libraries will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Columbus Library. Members of the Friends as well as the general public are invited.

Cappy Hall Rearick – short story writer, syndicated humor columnist, and the award-winning author of 15 published books – will be the featured speaker. The meeting will also feature refreshments, the induction of new directors and officers to the Friends board, and news from Libraries Director Rishara Finsel (including exciting updates about NC Cardinal).

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Polk County Public Libraries is joining NC Cardinal, a growing consortium of public libraries in 40 North Carolina counties, later this month. NC Cardinal is dedicated to sharing resources and expanding opportunities through the use of a single online catalog. It expands items available to PCPL patrons from about 50,000 to over 6.4 million!

The Friends of Polk County Public Libraries support the library through projects such as contributing to the children’s Summer Reading Program and other events, sponsoring development opportunities for the library staff, holding appreciation events for the library volunteers, and planning free programs and speakers of general interest for the community.

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– submitted by Jen Pace Dickenson