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Meeting Dates and Times

The Friends meet the first Wednesday of the month, except January, at 9:00 am in the annex of the library.  New members are always welcome.

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Mission

The mission of the CMPL Friends is to supplement the financial needs of the library which are not met by the contract with the taxing district, to increase the public awareness and use of library services, and to aid the library staff in the development and implementation of quality library service and programming.

History

CMPL Friends was incorporated in March of 2009 to provide support to the library.  The group assists the library with funds for materials and projects that may fall outside the regular library budget.  In addition, the group supports and participates in events sponsored by the library including providing refreshments for library activities, volunteering to help with the summer reading program, and landscaping the library’s yard.

In November 2011, the Friends group received  501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service.  This status allows contributions to the CMPL Friends to be tax-deductible under section 170 of the IRS code.

A major fund drive as organized in 2010 which included a dinner theatre and raffle.  The Friends have an annual used book sale in December and often one during the summer. Other sources of income include dues and donations.  A major fundraiser in being planned for the summer of 2012.

December 2016

Directors and officers have been elected by the Clearwater Memorial Public Library Friends.  Directors are  Kitty Geidl, Donna Leach, Shelley Long, Lane Mayer, Jo Moore, and Patty Reggear.  The officers are:  Co-Presidents, Kitty Geidl, Patty Reggear; Vice President, Donna Leach:  Secretary, Shelley Long ; and Treasurer, Lane Mayer.  The Board set the December meeting as the annual meeting for the group.  At the annual meeting officers and directors will be elected.