Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week

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The Greenwich Library will be celebrating its Friends of the Library groups during the week of October 18 to 24.

The Friends of Greenwich Library is among the largest and most active Friends organizations in the country. The Friday Films, Cole Concerts and Flinn Gallery exhibits are three of the oldest cultural series the Friends offer to the community, dating back to the 1950s. Funds raised by the Friends also support popular programs and services such as the Oral History Project, children's concerts and outreach, day trips, Selective Eye book discussion and the Book Brigade. The Friends groups of the Byram and Cos Cob branches host monthly events that include children's and adult programs, open houses, book sales, art shows and author visits.

"Our libraries' Friends groups have always lent us the support needed to make the Greenwich Library System a jewel in our community," Library Director Carol Mahoney said. "I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends. This support has enabled our Library to become a five-star library."

For more information about the Friends and how to join, please contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.

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