What is the Friends of Seward Library?

Light pole banner and stairs on the east entrance of the Seward Memorial Library The Friends of Seward Library is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that helps make the Seward Memorial Library one of the best libraries in Nebraska. Since 1987 the Friends have invested in the success of the Library by donating time and resources. The Friends encourage understanding and appreciation of the work of the Seward Memorial Library and the importance of the library to the future development of the community. The volunteer service and advocacy provided by this important organization is instrumental for the Library to reach even greater heights.

What do The Friends do?
Using membership fees, fundraising money and other contributions, Friends of Seward Library supplements library services and materials beyond the library's normal operating budget. They support the library in several areas including the Summer Reading Program, National Library Week, special author visits, Volunteer Week recognition, and more. Friends attend two meetings each year and are called upon at various times throughout the year to volunteer their time at fundraisers and provide refreshments at programs and events.

Friends Projects & Fundraisers

Used Book Table
 

Used Book Table

An ever-changing selection of used books is located next to the library circulation desk. Books can be taken home in exchange for a donation to the Friends.
Décor Days
 

Décor Days

A new annual fundraiser for the Friends allows people to leave a donation for holiday and other home decorations that have been dropped off at the library throughout the year.
Leading to Reading
 

Leading to Reading

The Leading to Reading postcard program, a partnership between the library and the Friends, promotes literacy to children from newborn to age 5.
Used Book Bash
 

Used Book Bash

Friends hold an annual used book sale on the morning of July 4th in the library's main level conference room.
Library of America Books
 

Library of America Books

The Library of America series of books highlighting major authors is a part of the library collection thanks to the Friends.
New Library Building
 

New Library Building

Friends made a significant donation to make the new Seward Memorial Library building and lower level renovation possible.
National Library Week
 

National Library Week

Many of the fun activities that take place each April during National Library Week are sponsored by the Friends.
Summer Reading
 

Summer Reading

Contributions from the Friends ensure that every participant receives prizes for all of the library's summer reading programs.
Program Refreshments
 

Program Refreshments

Members of the Friends provide tasty refreshments at many library programs including travelogues and author visits.

Donate to the Friends of Seward Library

It's easy to support programs, services, collections and improvements at the Seward Memorial Library by donating to Friends. Gifts of any size make a difference! The Friends of Seward Library accepts and appreciates monetary donations as well as non-cash gifts of books and other materials. Donate your gently used books, CDs or DVDs to the Friends for the on-going book sale table and annual July 4th used book sale or bring in holiday and home décor items for the Décor Days sale. To make a cash donation you can either mail a check or make an online donation via the PayPal button below.

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