Corning Friends of the Library

You too can be a Friend

Who are the Corning Friends of the Library?

We are a membership, non-profit corporation dedicated to helping the Corning Library.

We are citizens of Corning who believe that libraries are the main cultural centers of our communities.

We are a volunteer organization dedicated to strengthening our library’s resources.

We are the Corning Library’s good will ambassadors to the community.

We meet nine months a year on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 pm at the library to discuss the needs of the library and plan how, with the cooperation of the community, they can be met. In addition, programs of general interest are often scheduled.

What do the Friends do?

We raise money to provide funds for desirable extras the tax dollar does not cover (furniture, office equipment, book drop, tapes, display case, books, etc.)

As volunteers:

  • We sponsor and participate in a summer reading program for children in the community.
  • We receive donations of used books and prepare them for daily sale in the library and periodic all-day sales on the library lawn.
  • We assist the librarian with hospitality events.
  • We trim the Christmas tree and serve a holiday luncheon honoring library volunteers and organizations and individuals who have given the library their generous support.

We encourage donations of fine books, art, and valuable documents.

We encourage bequests, memorials, and contributions for the benefit of the library.

And we have fun doing it!

Why should you join?

  • First, because the library is one of Corning's greatest assets. Like all public libraries, it serves more people in all walks of life more than any other institution.
  • Second, because by joining the Corning Friends of the Library you can make a valuable contribution to the services the library can provide.
  • And third, because joining will give you an opportunity to become part of a friendly, warm group that enjoys what it is doing and will be very glad to welcome you to its ranks.

Invitation to Join

I (we) wish to enroll as member(s) of the Corning Friends of the Library. I enclose the following amount for the annual dues.

Name: ________________________
Address: ________________________
City and Zip: ________________________
Phone: ________________________

Corning Friends of the Library
740 3rd Street
Corning, CA 96021