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Notes & News from
Friends of the Library

Letter from the President

Dear Friends of the Rockwall County Library,


I am pleased and honored to serve as President for 2023-2024. The Board of Directors and Standing Committees are excited to bring you a year of enriching programs featuring local authors and fundraisers that attract our local Rockwall vendors and community.

Last year, we saw increasing numbers at all our events. Along with the donation from the Book Alcove, grants received, membership donations and local business support, we presented the library with a contribution of $22,500.00! The summer programs, children, teens, and adults rely heavily on this funding, as does the Literacy Center, with classes taught by trained volunteers. Supporting the library and its staff in their endeavors is a great joy. Last year we began what will surely be a repeat event honoring the librarians for both Rockwall and Royse City ISDs.

FRIENDS is a dedicated group of volunteers passionate about literature and the library. Each of the board members has fond recollections of libraries from their youth. We know the library's importance and how it is multi-faceted, and we know that a voice is necessary, and that voice is yours.

We are excited to carry the torch that was lit FORTY years ago by dedicated individuals invested in the success and growth of the Rockwall County Library. There is always something happening at the library. See you there!

In FRIENDship,


Carrie Pickell

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