The Friends of the Gilmer Library is an organization of like-minded volunteers who love to read and appreciate libraries. Dedicated to supporting the library in Ellijay, they provide time and funding that enable the library to purchase additional materials and assist with the library’s programs. The Friends of the Gilmer Library encourage members of the community to join them as there are many volunteer opportunities that allow Friends to engage in meaningful, purposeful, and valuable activities that strengthen our library in Ellijay.
A popular spot to volunteer is The Bookshelf. Housed within the library, The Bookshelf is where you’ll find used books, magazines, and other gently used reading materials for sale. Volunteers can help out on a regular basis or substitute when needed. Donations of gently used hardback books, paperback books, comic books, movies on DVD, music CDs, current magazines, and jigsaw puzzles are all appreciated, with fiction being one of the most popular genres.
The Friends provide snacks for one or more of the library monthly programs. Prewrapped contributions are welcome, as well as hands-on participation in set up, serving, and clean up.
The Library presents a Festival of Trees each December, and the Friends decorate and display a themed tree. This year the Friends’ theme is “Be a Super Friend of the Library.”
As a member of The Friends, not only will you participate in library events, but you’ll have the opportunity to work with the community. One of many examples was providing candy for Ellijay’s Trick or Treat event at Harrison Park. Other valuable benefits of being a Friend are camaraderie, making new friends, and the feeling of joy that comes with giving back.
If you’re interested in joining the Friends of the Gilmer Library, volunteering in the Bookshelf, donating items to the Bookshelf or participating in one or more of the events listed above, they would love to have you! ACLM
For more information please contact
Nan Flickinger, President of Friends of Gilmer County Library, Inc.