National Friends of the Library Week

National Friends of the Library Week

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library will be spending the week of October 20-26, 2019, celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the 13th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends of the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library assists in funding for library programming. Friends fundraising efforts include the annual Arts Gala fundraiser, local restaurant fundraisers, and book sales throughout the year.

“We are very thankful for our Friends,” said Library Director Montie Manning. “The funds they raise definitely put the icing on the cake. I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends.”

Funds raised by the Friends help support children’s, teen, and adult programming such as the annual Summer Reading Club, storytimes, craft programs, book clubs, and more.

Please visit to learn more about how to become a member of the Friends.

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

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