Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Felix G. Woodward Library is celebrating the contributions of the Woodward Library Society, the friends of the library organization.
As part of National Friends of Libraries Week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a proclamation designating October 20th-26th, 2019, as Friends of Libraries Week in Tennessee.
The Woodward Library Society, founded in 2009, is an organization of library friends dedicated to the advancement of the Woodward Library of Austin Peay State University.
The purpose of the Woodward Library Society is to strengthen the resources of the Woodward Library and to increase awareness of those resources.
The Society seeks to maintain an association of persons interested in strengthening and advancing the library, providing and attracting financial support for the library, sponsoring events and activities consistent with the purpose and mission of the library, and promoting the library’s visibility by demonstrating its value as the center of a learning enterprise.
“The Woodward Library Society has made significant contributions to the APSU library during the past 10 years,” said Joe Weber, director of library services. “The Library Society raises more than $10,000 annually and sponsors three or four educational and entertaining events each year. Our members are always pleased by the high quality of the programs.”
Membership is open, upon payment of annual dues, to any person, business or organization that shares in the purpose of the Society. Membership dues range from $5.00 for students to $1,000 for corporations. Contact the library at 931.221.7618 or visit http://library.apsu.edu/society/ to find out how to become a member of the Society.
National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century.
For more information, visit www.ala.org/united.