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Friends of Iuka Library Celebrate 30 Years

27 Nov 2018 10:35 AM | Anonymous

The Friends of Iuka Library (Tishomingo County) celebrate their 30th birthday this year! Formed in 1988, the group has over 300 members on the roll with some of the original members still active in library events.

Accomplishments of the Friends of Iuka Library include:

  • Instrumental in getting a library addition built in 1994-1995 plus an outbuilding to hold excess used book inventory and yard sale items
  • Primary sponsor of annual Summer Reading Programs and National Library Week 
  • Bi-monthly Lunch Break programs that are free to the community with an optional $2 sack lunch prepared by the Friends
  • Fund raising activities such as used book sales, yard sales, beans & cornbread lunches, and other merchandise sales such as the Friends of the Library Cookbook, “I love books” tote bags and similar items. A steady monthly income stream is generated from the Friends’ Book Store book sales inside the branch thanks to an incredibly dedicated volunteer (retired public school librarian) who single-handedly manages the Book Store.  
  • Bi-monthly newsletter mailed to all active members as well as complimentary copies to legislators, local elected officials, key businesspeople, etc.
  • Sponsors of the Children’s Christmas Party and Easter Egg Hunt for 30 years
  • Hosts of the Northeast Regional Library System annual staff meeting once every five years, providing breakfast and lunch (meetings rotate among the largest branches)
  • Replaced all ten of the 20-year-old chairs at the public computer stations with comfortable new office chairs

Iuka Public Library

2018 Summer Reading Program 

Submitted by

Gwen Spain


Iuka Public Library



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