Friends of Rockford Public Library to host Annual Meeting
Annual meeting to feature award-winning photographer
September 6, 2006: Rockford, IL – The Friends of Rockford Public Library, founded in 1976 to support the Rockford Public Library, will host their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Main Library, 215 N. Wyman. The event, themed “30 Years and Still Chugging Along,” will feature award-winning train photographer, Jim Boeger.
“The Friends are an active group of volunteers in the community dedicated to supporting the diverse programs and services offered by Rockford Public Library,” said Debbie Hintzsche, Board President of the Friends of RPL. “Over the past 30 years, we have given the library funds for everything from software to landscaping, furniture, programs and shelving. Our Annual meeting is a chance to share those successes with the membership at large.”
The Friends receive a majority of their income from used book sales held throughout the year, but a certain amount is received through Friends memberships as well. Not all Friends members are active volunteers, but their membership fees support Friends grants for RPL. The Friends of Rockford Public Library Annual Meeting is open to the general public, but all Friends members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Emily Kicklighter, Community Relations Officer at Rockford Public Library at (815) 965-7606 x609.
About Rockford Public Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.