Gifts from the "Friends of the Library" to the Lake Hiawatha Library. They were put to good use as you can see.
The Library's Summer Reading Program will be enriched by March's $5,000 contribution. The Friends also contributed $500 for an upcoming Tea for Three program.
In December of 2017, the Friends presented the Library with a check in the amount of $11,300.
Among the many services and programs funded by the Friends, the Library was able to purchase playaways and launchpads for children. The playaways help develop listening and vocabulary skills while launchpads are self-contained i-Pad like devices.
This check combined with the two checks previously given to the Library earlier in the year and including some miscellaneous purchases brought the total raised by the FOL for the Library in 2017 to just under $20,000.
Pictured below with 2 happy customers are Chris Liparini, President of the volunteer Friends organization and Corinne Markey, STEM expert and Makerspace Coordinator.