If you love the Library and aren’t yet part of the Friends group, now is a good time to consider joining. The Friends of the Library, made up of volunteers, raise money and increase public awareness of the Library. The money raised supports important library services like summer reading programs, author events, special collections, and new technologies.
2016 Library Friend of the Year
2016 Marks the 25th anniversary of recognizing a “Friend of the Year” and there is no one better to represent this 25-year milestone than this year’s recipient – Mary Budzinski. Mary has served on the library board of trustees as a representative from Lyndon Township, and worked tirelessly in helping the library achieve “District” status. She was also involved in the capital campaign for millage to build the new library.
She is invaluable when it comes to managing all the donations for the Friends’ monthly book sales. With Mary’s help, no donation goes unused! She coordinates all the groups who “glean” from the culled books donations for schools, non-profits, and prisons. On a weekly basis, sometime more often, she then boxes the remaining culled books for Goodwill and Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority, and coordinates the pickup of these books.
Mary is dedicated, talented, and generous. But even more, she truly has a heart of gold. Without a doubt, she places the needs and welfare of others above her own. She always has time to listen. She is always prepared to help and she will do it all with a smile on her face.