Newsletter, February 2023

Dear Williamsburg Friends of the Libraries members and supporters,

It has been an active winter for the Friends. We have been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work – revising our by-laws, working to make our processes more stream-lined and efficient and focused and welcoming many new officers and members to our Board of Directors – as well as continuing our work in the library community. This hard work isn’t glamorous but is so important to the long-term health of the Friends’ organization.

Jason Heffner has taken on the role of President, and we are confident that his leadership and passion for libraries will guide us in new and exciting directions. Holly Hendricks and Anne Haxo have joined the board as Members-at-Large, and their skills and enthusiasm will be a great asset to the organization. Lastly, Nikki Gardner will be stepping in as our new Treasurer, and we are eager to see her bring her expertise to the table.

As we move forward, we also want to take a moment to recognize and thank Anne Bussler for her many years of service as Treasurer. Her contributions to the organization have been invaluable, and we are grateful for all that she has done for us and would like to congratulate her on her new post as our Corresponding Secretary.

Recently, we have been busy with a number of activities, including a successful book collection in late January – thank you to all who donated and look out for another date in the early Summer. We were so happy to be able to celebrate Valentine's Day in person again. Our event welcomed many kids and adults to create cards and decorate delicious cookies! We have also been hard at work planning for the future, and there are a lot of exciting things in the works for the Spring and Summer.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Williamsburg Friends of the Libraries, we encourage you to attend our monthly meetings. They are held on the second Monday of each month at Meekins, and this is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn about what we are working on, and get involved in our efforts to support libraries in our community.

We hope to see you soon!