I have a library card. Doesn't that make me a Friend?
Having a library card is a great start, but the commitment of the Friends of Brandywine Hundred Library goes beyond tax dollars and library cards.
Who Are We?
As stated in our Bylaws, the purpose of the Friends of the Brandywine Hundred Library (BHL) "shall be to promote knowledge of the function, resources, services, plans, and needs of the library; to encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library; to stimulate public support and cooperation with the library in developing library services and facilities; to increase the value of the library to the community served."
To clarify its support for good library practices in our community, the Friends' board voted to endorse the Library Bill of Rights on May 9, 2006. The Library Bill of Rights was originally adopted by the American Library Association's Council on June 19, 1939 and has been revised several times since to reflect mainstream library values.
The Friends' board
holds an open meeting in the library on the second Tuesday
of each month at 7:00 PM, to plan fund raising, membership
and support programs for the library. The library manager's report
is a regular part of these meetings.
The Brandywine Hundred Library is the largest branch in the New Castle County library system. The building, which opened in April 2003, provides space for new programs and collections to serve community needs. The Friends look forward to providing new outreach programs and additional volunteer opportunities. Help us make our library a vital resource for our community.
How Can You Join Us?
Print out a membership form and mail with your dues to:
Friends of Brandywine Hundred Library