“… to support, extend and enhance
the work of the Scott County Public Library”
Who we are: The Friends of the Scott County Public Library is a nonprofit organization which serves as a support group for the library. Since the founding in 1975 the Friends have provided much needed volunteer staffing, have purchased and donated materials, furnishings and equipment for the library and have provided a wide variety of programming, especially for children.
What we do: Friends have worked with other libraries and with the State on legislative issues and have provided valuable public relations assistance to keep the public informed about new acquisitions and technology. Friends have also served as an extension into the community, spearheading many collaborative projects and partnerships.
The Friends have been and are active in a variety of ways:
- Provide materials, furnishings and equipment for the library
- Sponsor programs, especially in the children’s area
- Lobby state legislators on library matters
- Provide public relations for the library
- Inform the public on library activities
- Collaborate with other Kentucky libraries for the mutual good
- Collaborate with other local groups for the community good
- Promote public involvement in the library
- Sponsor book sales and special projects
- Support the GED Graduation Project
- Provide books to the Ed Davis Learning Center
- Place children’s books in Georgetown Hospital
- Award an Academic Scholarship
- Sponsor and manage a bookstore inside the library
Promoting literacy in our community is an ongoing priority. The Friend’s “Celebrate with Books” project strives to put a book in the hands of as many children as possible. We believe every child should have a book to call his own and the chance to develop a lifelong love of reading. Through the Celebrate with Books program, books are given to children who may never have the opportunity to own their own books. Help us reach these children by applying for assistance.
Joe Manfredo Scholarship
The Friends of the Scott County Public Library, Inc. will award one $500 scholarship each year if applicants meet the criteria. The Joe Manfredo Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals intending to pursue or continue a professional career in a library field or a library related field such as Technology, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Media. The scholarship is available to Scott County high school graduates or individuals currently employed in a recognized library in Scott County, Kentucky, who wish to continue their professional education and training.
The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Board of the Friends of Scott County Public Library on the basis of scholarship, character, demonstrated interest in library support and/or advocacy, and participation in school and community activities
Click here for an application and more information.
Friends support local activities
Sponsorship of “Staff Appreciation” day during the National Library Week
Summer Reading Program activities
Membership: We encourage anyone interested in supporting the library to become a member of the Friends of the Library. A governing Board is elected annually to conduct the executive functions of the organization and there is one general membership meeting per year. Friends are encouraged to select projects which interest them and/or be active in other ways in the Friends Organization.
Communication: Members are kept informed by newsletters and a monthly library calendar. Friends Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Scott County Public Library. These board meetings are open to the Friends Membership. Your support is greatly appreciated and along with the Staff and Board of Trustees, help provide a state-of-the-art library for all citizens of Scott County. Becoming a Friend helps a friend, your library, and the community.
Friends Board of Directors 2016-2017
Christie Robinson — President
Doris Cooper– Vice President
Jeri Thomas — Treasurer
Darla Botkin — Secretary
Anna Jo Wilhoite — Member
Macy Wyatt — Member
Doris Francis — Member
Margaret Roberts — Member
Terri Maxwell — Member
For more information or to volunteer your time and talents, call the library or contact the Friends at Friends@scottpublib.org.
Our phone number is (502) 863-3566.