Meaford Library Award

Meaford Public Library's adult programs co-ordinator Lori Ledingham is shown downloading an e-book. Photo by James Armstrong

The Friends of Meaford Library are feeling justifiably proud because of a national award they received last week.

On Thursday, Mayor Francis Richardson presented the Friends’ directors with the Gabriele Schreiber Friends of the Year Award. This award is given each year by the Friends of Canadian Libraries.

The award goes to a Canadian Friends of the Library group for their outstanding support to their local library and for their outstanding volunteer involvement.

FOML director Paul Wehrle explains the Meaford Friends group won the award for raising $20 thousand for Meaford Public Library last year.

He says that was the most money raised by any Friends Group in its population category in one year.

Friends of Meaford Library’s executive received the award during Meaford’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Day, August 21, at the Rotary Pavilion.

Wehrle says during the past 20 years, Friends of Meaford Library’s volunteers have raised hundreds of thousand of dollars to buy books, furniture, computers and other equipment for the library.”