What Are the Friends of the Library?

Now is the time to join the Friends of Belleville Library for 2009! If you renew your membership or join for the first time before January 25 you will be eligible to win the gorgeous Reader's Gift Basket currently on display in the library. Dues are very reasonable, ranging from $2.00 for seniors and students to $8.00 for a family.

Why should you join?

The FOBL has raised more than $30,000 in the past ten years to purchase equipment, furnishings and materials that aren't within the library's budget.

The Friends sponsor free programs ~ book discussions, storytellers, speakers, reenactments, and musical performances.

Friends members represent the library in our community by acting as hosts for receptions and tours, advocating for the library, and keeping their representatives informed of the library's needs.

Friends members provide a valuable pool of talent to assist the library in offering more to the community. Many members volunteer to do special library tasks or to help with FOBL functions.

Support the library ~ be a Friend!