What do the Friends of BHL do with the money that members contribute in dues and donations to the Give A Brick program?
Since BHL opened in 2003, the Friends of the Brandywine Hundred Library's Board have authorized expenditure of over $52,000 in support of library collections, programs, and equipment. Suggestions for library improvements come from Friends and library staff members. The Friends' Board works with library managers to best meet the needs of people using the library.
Why do we continue to ask for your support?
As New Castle County faces budget pressures, the Friends have put more money into the library for programs and features that would otherwise not be funded. Remember that your support and support from other friends makes improvements possible.
The Friends made funding available for:
New shelving for BHL's growing collections - $20000
Expanding the Large Print book collection - $7000
Expanding the DVD collection - $5000
Buying books on Librarians' "Wish Lists" not covered by county funds - $4000+
Purchasing the ClearView Magnifying Unit for visually handicapped - $2695
New board book display case for children's books - $550
Buying new magazine file boxes - $2000
Purchasing the electronic piano and its rolling dolly
Supporting Library plantings and their maintenance (about $1500 per year)
Purchasing the Library's folding wheelchair
Annual dues also support the cost of publishing and mailing printed copies of the newsletter and of maintaining this Web site to help keep members informed. If you have suggestions on how the Friends might help improve our library, send us an email or attend a board meeting.
The Friends of the BHL need your ideas and your support. Let's work together to make our Library better!
Print out a membership form and mail with your dues to:
Friends of the Brandywine Hundred Library