Friends of Library holding annual meeting April 16

Pulaski County Friends of the Library Inc. (FOL) will hold its annual Dinner Membership Meeting Tuesday, April 16, in the conference room of Pulaski Library.

Keynote speaker for the 6 p.m. meeting is local author Jay Turner, whose presentation, “Fading Memories,” includes his collection of Pulaski County history. A lifetime resident of Pulaski, Turner began his collection in October 1990 and has been collecting memorabilia and the history of the town of Pulaski and Pulaski County since that time.

Items in Turner’s collection date back to the late 1800s and include items from Maple Shade Inn.

An important business session will follow dinner, catered by Lindy Mann. Mann will be serving dishes on a Maple Shade Inn menu from around 1903-1910.

All FOL members are encouraged to attend. New members or those interested in membership can make reservations for the dinner meeting by calling FOL president Nancy Hudson at 639-1950, no later than April 12. Membership dues and contributions are tax deductible.

FOL is a volunteer nonprofit association that supports Pulaski County Library System to enhance its collections, services, technologies and programs. Some of its more recent events and services include:

•Monthly book sales in the lower floor of the apartment building across Third Street from Pulaski Library.

•Quarterly newsletters highlighting staff and volunteer activities.

•Staff appreciation and continuing education.

•Local author presentations and book signings.

•Support of children’s programming, and

•The Southwest Times and Pulaski High School yearbook digitization projects.

This year’s dinner meeting coincides with National Library Week, April 14-20, which is sponsored by American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the nation.  The first observance was held March 6-12, 1966.

For more information on FOL, visit Pulaski County Library website,, and select the “Friends” link.


















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