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Letters to the Editor

Salute to Friends of the Princeton Public Library

Princeton Public Library would like to acknowledge and thank the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. Oct. 21-27 was National Friends of the Library Appreciation Week. According to the staff, board, and patrons of the library, a week was hardly enough time to express our gratitude for all of their time and effort.

The group most recently provided funding for the youth services area to purchase extra seating for craft time. This is in addition to the generous contribution they make to the youth services summer reading program.

They also have provided annual subscriptions to Lynda (job training database), ancestry.com and Book Page, the magazine available for free at the library. Without the Friends group, the library would not be able to circulate the popular Wi-Fi hotspots to our patrons.

Over the past 10 years, the Friends have donated more than $100,000 to the library. This is in addition to other special items, such as special marketing and programming not allocated for in the library’s budget.

The next project the Friends will be tackling is replacing the flooring under the public usage computers in the adult section. Please continue to support the wonderful work they do and visit the next Friends of the Princeton Public Library book sale Nov. 8-10.

Julie Wayland

Princeton

Note to readers: Julie Wayland, director of the Princeton Public Library, wrote this letter on behalf of the Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees.

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