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Dalton Friends of the Library seeks new members, renewals

PHOTO PROVIDED BY MELODY SNURE

From among all members who join or renew membership to Dalton Friends of the Library by April 30, one person will be chosen in a drawing to receive a $100 Dalton shopping spree, according to a news release from FOL President Melody Snure. A “money tree” at the library, 127 S Church St., Dalton, displays replicas of gift certificates that will be awarded to the winner.

 

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DALTON  Dalton Friends of the Wayne County Public Library hopes to attract new members with a special promotion during April. From among all members who join or renew membership by April 30, one person will be chosen in a drawing to receive a $100 Dalton shopping spree, according to a news release from FOL President Melody Snure.

A “money tree” at the library, 127 S Church St., Dalton, displays replicas of gift certificates that will be awarded to the winner. The certificates include Dalton Dari-Ette, Bell Stores, Pioneer Coffee Roasters, Dalton Greenhouse, Dalton Hardware, Los Tios and Kraus’ Pizza. Under the tree are 2023 membership brochures for library patrons who didn’t receive one in a recent FOL mailing. The brochures include an overview of how FOL funds have been used at the library as well as a membership application and details for mailing it.

President Melody Snure said the Dalton group’s two-year meeting pause due to COVID resulted in fewer members. The core of long-time active members is limited in being able to plan and execute special events to help support the FOL mission of aiding the library with programs and purchases. The group hopes the homegrown promotion can attract new members and encourage residents to shop local at Dalton businesses.

Sale of shred bags at the library in cooperation with Wooster Shredding has maintained a modest revenue stream. Paid memberships and donations are the group’s other sources of revenue. Snure said April is a great time to purchase shred bags to safely dispose of no-longer-needed tax information and other personal records. Each bag holds up to two bankers’ boxes of paper. Sold for $9 each at the library desk, the bags can be returned during weekday business hours to Wooster Shredding at 2730 Akron Road, Wooster, for shredding. A portion of each bag sale goes toward FOL library support, which ranges from replacing toys in the children’s room to enabling new holiday decorations and underwriting occasional programs.

More information about FOL is available from Melody Snure at jgrad72@yahoo.com.

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