The Riverside Friends of the Library's 2013 Fundraising Drive began on a very appropriate day, February 14th! By making a donation to the Friends, you allow them the ability to make donations to the Riverside Public Library. The Library, in turn, uses these donations to provide special services, programs and equipment which benefit all patrons. The Friends annually support the Summer Reading Program at the Library. Friends help friends and everyone wins! This year the Friends are introducing new premiums that have never been available previously - Aprons, towels, and oven mitts! Emblazoned with the new EAT. READ. LOVE THE RIVERSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY Logo, these items not only show support for the Library, but can help in the kitchen too! With an $150 + membership, donors will have their choice of a navy or forest green apron, in addition to the dish towel and oven mitt. Memberships in the $100 - $149 range offers you an apron in your choice of colors. Donations in the $50 - $99 range gives you a choice of one of the dish towels or the oven mitt. Basic membership is only $10, but with any donation $20 and up, you may purchase the premiums: aprons are $15 and towels or mitts are $5. As a member of the Friends of the Library, you are also entitled to $10 savings on our Riverside Afghan! All contributions to the Friends are tax deductible. Donations can be made with major credit cards or electronic checking through E-Pay
. The current Friends of the Library Officers are: Ruth Julian, President; Kimberly Keldermans, Treasurer; Diane Harris, Secretary; and Sarah Nielsen, Fundraising Chairperson. In 2012 over $8,000 was raised by the Friends. Thank you for your continued support of the Friends of the Riverside Public Library!