Held at the new Five Forks Library in Simpsonville, SC , the FOSCL annual meeting was well attended and productive. Outgoing president, Elaine Kjellquist opened the meeting, and president of the Dell Webb LIbrary, Doreen Grant shared the inspiring story of her friends group partnering with local businesses. Inspiring speakers shared ideas and and success stories behind the Del Webb Friends group's partnership with local businesses and the Friends of the York County Library's book Store. Virginia Alexander Cononie followed up with a South Carolina Librarians Association advocacy talk and award winning author, Susan Boyer, closed out the morning session with a lively discussion on books her her love for libraries.
Lunch and tours of the new Five Forks facility were followed by the business meeting, which opened with good news. FOSCL is growing and is financially healthy. We want to continue to grow, and we are committed to finding ways to help your local friends group thrive. Awards were given out and outgoing president, Elaine Klellquist installed her successor, Marlena White.
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to check out Sarah McMaster’s article for the American Library Association.