News of the Friends

Spring 2024


The Friends have had a year filled with challenges and triumphs, and we are grateful for your continued support in our mission to enhance our community through literacy, education, and access to resources. Here are some of the highlights of the fall and winter:

Annual Meeting:

The Friends held our annual meeting on September 26, 2024. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a community, reflect on our achievements over the past year, discuss and approve our new by-laws, elect officers and plan for the future. We were also fortunate to have Attorney Bill Newman (Director of the Western Regional Law Office of the American Civil Liberties Union) with us sharing his thoughts on “Libraries and Liberty”.   We hope to see you at a future Annual Meeting!

Indigenous People's Day Book Sale:

Our Annual Booksale, held in October on Indigenous People’s Day weekend, was a rousing success – bringing the community out to replenish their book stashes before the winter set in.

Book Collection Day and Valentine’s Day:

We kept busy in January with a used book collection event on the 27th.  If you have used volumes in good condition that you’d like to donate to the Friends for future booksales keep your eyes open for another collection date in the late Spring.  We were also so happy to collaborate with the KMIT Librarian Makayla Skubel at our annual Valentine’s celebration.  The public was welcome to try an origami project, make valentines and decorate cookies – in fact a large number of beautiful cards were made and delivered to the Williamsburg Senior Center and Linda Manor.

Check back as we move into Spring to learn about more news from the Friends - your participation and support are invaluable to us as we strive to foster a love of reading and learning in Williamsburg and beyond. Thank you for being a part of the Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries community.