Saturday, January 26, 2019

Thanks to everyone who braved the elements and participated in the Friends' coffee hour on Saturday 26th January. It was nice to see some new faces and hear some new ideas.

BOOK SALE! The Friends will be holding a book sale on Thursday 7th Feb thru Sunday 10th Feb 2019. It's a good time to pick up some summer reading at $5 per bag.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

SPEARFISH - The Friends of the Grace Balloch Memorial Library in Spearfish will be holding a used booksale at the library on Thursday November 29th thru Sunday December 2nd, during normal Library hours. Come and browse, Christmas is coming soon. Sales will be by the bagful. Proceeds go toward supporting the library.

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Friends of the Library annual meeting will be at 5:30 pm on October 17th at the library.

Friends of Library Meeting Agenda
October 17, 2018

Call meeting to order
Additions or corrections to Agenda
Approval of minutes for October 26, 2017 meeting
Treasurer’s report
Old Business:
  • State of the Library Report 
  • Endowment Fund Report 
  • Committees 
  • Friends Logo Update 
  • Facebook Update
New Business:
  • Discussion & Approval of New Projects for 2019 
  • Election of Officers for 2019 
  • Election of Endowment Committee Members 
  • Business from the Floor

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Well, the Summer book sale on 8-12 August went well. We generated $465 to assist the library with their cultural and youth activities. The Friends helped the library staff set out the books beforehand and put them away afterwards, the regular staff collected the money at the normal checkout counter. Thanks to all concerned, including those that purchased books, tapes and CDs. As happened after the last book sale, boxes of unsold books (50 this time) were recycled through “Better World Books”, an online for-profit bookseller of used and new books, where they will hopefully go to new readers. Unfortunately they don't take cassettes, videotapes or music CDs so these will eventually go to the landfill if no recycling method can be found.

Friday, June 22, 2018

 2018 July 17th  90's Night Trivia & Costume Contest @6:00 at the
Spearfish Creek Wine Bar (hosted by the Friends of the Library)

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Feb/Mar book sale went well. The Friends deposited $730 in book sale proceeds, and that includes everything sold from the ongoing sale wall after January 26 as well as everything from the actual sale at the beginning of March. Thanks to everyone who participated, especially the Teen Friends who performed the sorting  and boxing up for recycling.

A new event is being introduced on 14th April at Spearfish City Park, beginning at 9 am. This is the first Annual 5k and Family Fun Day. Registration can be done from the Library site noted below.