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Friends of the Library, Christian County MO
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Statement of Purpose
The Christian County Friends of the Library is an active, growing organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the Christian County Library. Our #1 priority is to provide additional funding for items and services not covered by the library's county budget. We acquire these funds through various fund raisers throughout the year. We invite you to participate in the activities of the Friends of the Library. It's FUN! It's great for meeting people! Get involved! Join us today!!!!!!

To join, sign up at the Christian County Library, 1005 North 4th Ave., Ozark, MO 65721 or at one of the two yearly booksales. Members are invited to the presale the night before the public sale. You may sign-up that night or anytime at the library. Dues are $5.00 per calendar year (January - December).

Volunteers Needed!
  • Setting up for book sales
  • Running the book sales
  • Book sale take down
  • Representing the library at business expos and other public functions

  • Book sales are held twice a year in April and October. See dates and times below. Questions? Call the Christian County Library at 581-2432 Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 8:00 or Friday and Saturday 8:30 - 5:00.

    Friends of the Library Meeting Schedule
    Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 - 10 a. m. in Netzer Room - Plan spring sale
    Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 - 10 a. m. in Netzer Room - Plan fall sale
    Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 - 10 a. m. in Netzer Room - Set 2014 schedule

    Upcoming Book sales
    Friends Night: Friday, Apr 12, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
    Public Booksale: Saturday, Apr 13 thru Saturday, Apr 20, 2012 Saturdays 8:30 - 5:00; Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 8:00; Friday 12:00 - 5:00.
    Friends Night: Friday, Apr 12, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
    Public Booksale: Saturday, Oct 12 thru Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 Saturdays 8:30 - 5:00; Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 8:00; Friday 12:00 - 5:00.

    Logo Book Bag and Tee Shirts! Buy at Library, Meeting or Sales
  • Small Book Bags - $5
  • Large Book Bags - $8
  • Adult's Tee Shirts - $10
  • Children's Tee Shirts - $8

  • Donations Accepted
    We accept book, magazine, or monetary donations for the Friends of the Library anytime during library business hours - not just near book sale times. Bring to entrance by the mailbox. Remember us when clearing your shelves! Thank you!

    Some Products and Services Provided to the Library By the Friends
  • Matching funds for Federal grant for enlarging building (1984/85)
  • Parking lot expansion, repair and resealing (1991)
  • Emergency lights, signs and ground fault interrupters for bathrooms and kitchen
  • Park benches, trash containers and material for wooden signs
  • Meeting room & adjoining kitchen furniture [1984/85]
  • Blinds, coat rack and bean bag chairs for children's area
  • Folding tables, card tables, chairs and the rolling racks to store them
  • Baby changing table and diaper pail
  • Carts, kick-step stools, book trucks, shopping baskets and storage rack
  • Desk dolly for moving furniture
  • Refrigerator for staff area
  • Literature racks for entryway and by magazine area
  • Printer and computer stand for office
  • Audio & video tape sets, encyclopedias
  • Volunteers for routine tasks when staffing insufficient
  • Slatwall and accessories for display area at circulation desk
  • Trash can for Sondhi Picnic Shelter
  • Computer and children's titles for Children's CD-ROM workstation
  • Lens for microfilm reader/printer
  • Annual flowers for the picnic shelter
  • Registration and supplies for Ozark and Nixa business expos
  • Books on CD; DVD's
  • Many sets of children's books - particularly on states and nations
  • Summer reading program supplies, performers and prizes
  • New chairs for children's room
  • Strong sunlight filtering blinds for west and south sides of library
  • Signs for library lot and building
  • Handouts, prizes, refreshments and decorations for 50th anniversary celebration
  • Annual movie public performance licenses
  • Support for annual gaming day
  • Refreshments
  • Bierley Mouse: USB computer magnifier of library and person print/graphic materials
  • Contributing to campaigns to improve library services

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