German-Masontown Public Library is indeed
fortunate to have civic-minded individuals who
work unselfishly to support the efforts of the Board
of Directors and Library Staff.
Interested community members are always
welcome to join our support organizations and are
encouraged to participate in their activities.
Friends of the Library
The members of this group support the operation of the German-Masontown Public Library. The Friends of the
Library have held numerous activities to generate community involvement and have sponsored fund raisers to
provide much-needed materials and equipment for the library.
The Friends of the Library have organized various fund raising activities--including bake sales and book
sales--to support the operation of the library. The group also produced "Cooking With Friends," a highly
popular cookbook featuring favorite recipes from local residents. A number of successful raffles enabled the
group to donate a substantial amount to the Building Fund. Because of their fund raising efforts, the Friends
of the Library have been able to donate money for the Children's Story Hour and for the purchase of recent
best sellers. Their hard work is greatly appreciated by the library's patrons and Board of Directors.
In addition to fund raising activities, the Friends of the Library organized a Book Discussion group and have
hosted several programs featuring local authors who discussed their publications and shared their ideas with
library patrons. These programs have enabled community members to enjoy fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with
a local flavor. The Friends have also hosted several informal presentations of general interest to the local
residents. Friends members have been responsible for decorating the library for each season and for updating
the library's scrapbook.
The Friends of the Library have also enjoyed a wide range of social activities including holiday parties and
other gatherings. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in helping to support the library and its
programs. Applications and further information are available at the main desk.
Following are the officers of the Friends of the Library for 2013:
President : Aretta Ansel
Vice-President: Stacey Pulley
Secretary: Donna Parish
Treasurer: Judy Bogozi
Community Service Groups
Special appreciation is expressed to our local community service organizations which have generously and
unselfishly supported the German-Masontown Public Library through the years. Masontown BPW has
partnered with the library since its opening. A highlight of BPW's efforts was the establishment of a Career
Corner offering materials to help patrons research educational interests and develop career plans.
Masontown Exchange Club has provided financial support for computer software upgrades as well as for
necessary operating expenses. In addition, members of the Exchange Club have volunteered their time and
services to improve the library building and grounds.
Members of these groups can be rightfully proud of their support of the library and the community.