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Official roll-out of Colfax Friends of the Library scheduled in January

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  The official roll-out of the Colfax Friends of the Library is expected to be in January.

The Colfax Friends of the Library met at the Colfax Public Library July 21 for the group’s second meeting.

The draft mission statement of the Colfax Friends of the Library explains why the group is being formed: The Friends of the Colfax Public Library exists to stimulate public use of the Colfax Public Library’s facilities, programs, resources and services; to cooperate with the board and staff of the Colfax Public Library in developing, maintaining and enhancing facilities, services and resources for public benefit; to encourage and facilitate gifts, endowments and bequests to further the mission of the Colfax Public Library.

The group discussed dues of $5 for students and senior citizens; $10 for individuals; $20 for a family membership; $50 for a business membership; $200 for a lifetime membership; and $500 to be a founding member and a lifetime member.

The group also discussed bylaws, including the composition of the board of directors (president; vice president; secretary/treasurer), two-year terms for directors, to meet not less than quarterly, to hold an annual membership meeting in the spring, and to distribute the group’s agenda seven days before the next meeting.

The first order of business for the Colfax Friends of the Library will be to submit an application to the state for becoming a non-stock corporation.

The next meeting of the Colfax Friends of the Library will be held September 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Colfax Public Library.

Anyone who would like to be a member of the group is encouraged to come to the next meeting.

For more information about the Colfax Friends of the Library, contact Nancy Odom, acting president, at 715-962-2007.