Friends of the Library to host 50th-anniversary celebration

Each day throughout the week, visitors can dress up to show their support
Friends of the Library to host 50th-anniversary celebration

Library visitors browse the shelves during a book sale hosted in May. Proceeds from the book sales support library event programming for children and adults.

VICTORIA, Texas – The Friends of the Library plan to celebrate 50 years of advocacy and fundraising in support of the Victoria Public Library throughout the week.

On Oct. 21, the Friends of the Library and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce will host a reception at 9:30 a.m. The reception will take place in front of the Victoria Public Library, located at 302 N. Main Street. City staff and Friends of the Victoria Public Library representatives will be in attendance at the event.

“The Friends of the Library are the reason we’re able to offer all of our events for free,” said Jessica Berger, assistant director of the Victoria Public Library. “Libraries in other communities have to charge for some of their activities, but we don’t have to do that because the Friends absorb our costs.”

You are invited to attend and show your support by dressing up for Spirit Week. Each day will have its own there.

Friends of the Library themes include:

  • Tuesday: Crazy Hat Day
  • Wednesday: Crazy Sock Day
  • Thursday: VPL Gear Day
  • Friday: Book Character day

“From the days of the Bronte Library in the building that is now the Nave Museum to the wonderful Victoria Public Library on Main Street, our community has been blessed with a great library,” said Friends of the Library President Diana Sneed. “In recent years, we have watched the library transform into a community center for learning and expanding literacy and interests for all ages. The members of the Friends of the Victoria Public Library are proud to be part of that transformation.”

You can become a member or purchase a book bag by visiting the Victoria Public Library front desk. Each year, membership fees are $10. Additionally, book bags cost $5. You can also become a sponsor for $100. Sponsors are recognized in the Friends of the Library newsletter.

All proceeds support library event programming for children and adults.

You can find updates about Victoria Public Library events by visiting www.victoriatx.gov/library. You can also follow Victoria Public Library on Facebook.