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National Friends of the Library Week Celebrated

Five Friends of East Atlanta Library President Mike Pousman with volunteer coordinator Heather Staniszewski. Photo by Marcy Meyers.
Five Friends of East Atlanta Library President Mike Pousman with volunteer coordinator Heather Staniszewski. Photo by Marcy Meyers.

By Heather Staniszewski

Last month, the East Atlanta Library hosted an event to celebrate National Friends of the Library Week.  This event honored twenty three Friends groups, from all over the Atlanta-Fulton Library System.

A special congratulation goes to the system’s Friends groups winning the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The GOLD Award for 1,000 + hours went to the Alpharetta, East Roswell, Milton, Northeast/Spruill Oaks, Northside, Roswell, and Sandy Springs branches. The SILVER Award for 500-999 hours went to the Dogwood, East Atlanta, Ocoee, and Palmetto.  And the BRONZE Award for 200-499 hours went to Adams Park, Metropolitan, Northwest, and Peachtree branches.

Library volunteers help every day, making libraries a passion and a priority in our city. Support your local public library by visiting often and supporting fundraising events and book sales.  The East Atlanta Branch is located at 400 Flat Shoals Avenue.