WHO ARE WE? The Mt. Pleasant Friends are dedicated to the support of our branch library and its patrons. Established in 1981, the group is one of the oldest Friends groups of the nine library branches. Our members come from all areas of the community. Some, who are unable to participate in activities, support us with their membership dues and contributions. Others are active group members who attend monthly meetings. We are now a part of the Providence Community Library.
WHAT DO WE DO? We raise funds that provide support for the many various needs that were not previously funded by Providence Public Library or that our new administration at Providence Community Library (PCL) is at present unable to provide. PCL is currently raising money to keep the nine branches afloat and operating. Thus, the Friends’ support of Mt.Pleasant is now especially important, as we all struggle to survive. Our funds have helped to buy books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books. We have also provided money for children’s programs, various events and performances, museum and zoo passes, and miscellaneous necessities such as DVD racks, and other supplies.
HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY? Our membership dues and contributions are a large part of our funding. We have a variety of ways that we also raise money. Our biggest fundraiser is our annual Valentine Bazaar and Book Sale in February. Most of our energy goes into that. We have our December Holiday Sale and an occasional mid-year or sidewalk book sale. We also handle the Friends’ book sale section in the library, which brings in money throughout the year. Other fundraising projects vary annually.
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP INVOLVE? As a member of the Mt. Pleasant Friends, you will receive newsletters and notices of special events. You can support us by your membership dues only, or become an active member as well. There are various ways to participate. It can be as an ongoing effort, or you can help out at one of our events. In order to become a voting member, you must first attend three meetings. We meet monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, with the exception of July and August when we are on vacation. Meetings are held at Mt. Pleasant Library.
To become a Friend, you can pick up a form at Mt. Pleasant Library and fill it out there with your donation. If you prefer, you can take it home and either send it to us with a check or drop it off the next time you visit the library. We look forward to having you join us.