Greetings From The President

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer so far.
I have just stepped on board as the new President of the Friends, and I couldn’t be more excited! Thanks to the hard work of Ellen Dewey and the many dedicated volunteers who supported her during her four-year tenure, I am joining the organization as it is thriving and poised for continued success.

By way of background – – my husband Joe and I bought a home in
Sherrills Ford in August, 2016. We didn’t know anybody in the area, and the
very first place we visited after we moved in was the library, where we
immediately joined the Friends. It quickly became apparent that this is more than your typical town library; it serves a much broader role as a meeting place for the Sherrills Ford-Terrell community. By attending various programs, we have met many wonderful people who share our love for learning. I look forward to meeting and working with many more of you as I take on my new responsibilities.

The Program Committee is working on many exciting programs for our upcoming 2018-19 season and we will be announcing them as they are confirmed. Planning is already underway for another Meet the Candidates Event on October 8th and the 3rd Annual Music Variety Show next February.

Our Annual Social in June was well-attended, as always, and the food and fun were as upbeat as ever. A few shots from the social are on Page 2, with results of the annual election on Page 3..

Note too that the IMMENSELY SUCCESSFUL Sherrills Ford-Terrell History Program is available to be viewed in its entirety on YouTube. The links, and a few screenshots from the videos, are on Page 4.

Of particular importance to the Friends is the Summer Learning Program (for children and adults), and the Ice Cream Party that we provide for the participants who reach their reading goals. Our Party this year will be held on August 3rd and the volunteers and contributors are thanked for their continuing dedication to the Summer Learning Program.

Looking forward to working with all of you, Jeanne Leben