(Orange, Texas)

April 1, 2013

Friends of the Orange Library seeking new members

Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — A new time is scheduled for the annual business meeting for the Friends of the Orange Library.

The meeting is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6 in the Ira Williamson meeting room in the library, 220 North 5th Street in Orange. The board changed the time in hopes that more members will be able to attend.

The program for the meeting will include Elizabeth Ludwig, of Orange, an award-winning author and speaker. Information concerning the annual book sale and the Scholastic Book Fair will also be discussed.

Ludwig recently published No Safe Harbor. The story unfolds as a young Irish woman travels the ocean to search for her twin brother in America during the late 1800s.

Annual memberships for Friends of the Orange Public Library (FOPL) will be available during the meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

FOPL is a non-profit organization established in 1953 for the purpose of helping the library.

The group sponsors the Summer Reading Program, Young Adult Program as well as the Annual Book Sale at the library and the Scholastic Book Fair.

It is through the volunteers of FOPL that the library has the Summer Reading statue in front of the main entrance. Through the requests of Friends, there are now street markers directing traffic to assist in locating the public library.

The organization is also responsible for the color copier inside the library for public use.

Residents interested in working with the organization are invited to attend the meeting or leave their contact information at the circulation desk of the library. One is not required to live within the city of Orange or have a library card to be a member.