A meeting of Friends at KYL

About 50 members and guests attended the annual meeting of the Friends of Kendall Young Library on Monday evening. The event discussed past and upcoming events hosted by the friends.

Currently, Friends members are preparing to host the semi-annual book sale on May 1 through 3. The Friends annual report said the book sales raised $6,379 in 2013. Money raised by the Friends is used to support library programming and events. The report said expenditures approved for 2014 included food and supplies for Family Game Night, an email newsletter program, the Heritage Quest online database, movie licensing and the Summer Reading program.

The Friends board said goodbye to several retiring members and welcomed new ones at their meeting. Gary Moenck, president of the Friends of the Kendall Young Library board, introduced Linda Moenck and Diane Bahrenfuss as members nominated to the board for a term lasting through 2017. Retiring members included Leora Brown and Dr. E. F. Brown.

Gary Moenck also discussed the Festival of Chocolate hosted in February. The event raised $800 and hosted about 100 people. He said the next festival will take place on Jan. 25, 2015.

The Digital Archives of Hamilton County project was also supported by the Friends. The project includes issues of The Daily Freeman-Journal from its inception through 1970.

The Friends of the Kendall Young Library consists of 106 annual members and 158 lifetime members as of 2013. Their board consists of nine members.

The meeting was capped off by presenter Mark Dohms who discussed his trip to Antarctica in December of 2013.