Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library provides vital support for the library by bringing crucial library issues to the community and public officials for promoting public knowledge of the library regarding programs and raising much needed monies for the purchase of materials and supporting the programs.
Founded in 2003, the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library has been an organization dedicated to bringing attention to important library issues and raising money for materials and programs. The organization was founded when there was a danger of the PINES program, Georgia’s statewide lending program that allows libraries to share inventory, was going to be eliminated.
Message from past President, Dan Aldridge:
After receiving the 2013 Fabulous Friends! award (Best Friends Group in the State of Georgia) on April 25 at the Spring Business Meeting & Workshop of Friends of Georgia Libraries in Athens, the award was unveiled in Braselton at our Champagne Toast Event. This event took place on May 1 at Higher Grounds Coffee House where we honored our many members (lifetime and annual) and our dedicated and energetic volunteers, along with Piedmont Regional Library and our many local merchant supporters, all of who made winning this prestigious award possible. The evening began with a surprise announcement by JoAnne Santiago – owner of Higher Grounds Coffee House – that she was donating the tip money received during the month of April to Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library. It wasn’t until the bills and coins were counted that the amount was known – $432.40! This money will be used to fund the Lab Coat Science Program, which will be held on July 16 as part of the Braselton Library Summer Reading Program, and will provide one of the two Kindle Paper Whites that will be given away at the conclusion of the Summer Reading Program
How will we ever exceed our 2013 accomplishments? By continuing the momentum of our 2014 start! Check out our Summer2014 Newsletter to see what we have already accomplished in the two months since our 2014 Annual Meeting!
Thank you all for what you do!