Friends of Evelyn Meador 2017 Holiday Reception a Big Success!

On December 18th, the Friends of Evelyn Meador Board of Directors hosted a Holiday Reception to recognize Friends and Library volunteers for their support throughout the year. It’s always a great time to see old friends, meet new ones and catch up on life’s happenings. We had a great turnout and lots of goodies to eat. Thanks to Kathy Viscariello and Angelo’s Restaurant for the wonderful Italian food!

We also presented the following Tree of Honor Awards:

2017 Company Donors

Maria Ludvig (Albermarle Corporation)

Jacquelyn Kleypas (ExxoMobil Corporation)

2017 Volunteer of the Year

Delores Blalock

Congratulations to this year’s winners!! Each recipient received a leaf that will hang on the Tree of Honor in the Library entryway.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that have provided throughout the year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here are more photos from the event!

Tree of Honor – Original Wood Carving by Local Artist James Phillips

Local artist James Phillips has a unique talent: he transforms fallen trees into original works of art. James generously donated the Tree of Honor that you see in the Evelyn Meador Library in Seabrook, Texas. The Friends use the Tree of Honor to recognize volunteers and members of the community that support the Library through donations and volunteering. It’s carved from a single piece of oak! It is a special, one of a kind piece and we are very proud to call it our own. Drop by the Library and take a look at this wonderful work of art! Click here to learn more about this wonderful artist.

National Friends of the Library Week! October 15-21, 2017

It’s good to be loved!

Oct. 15-21, 2017

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 15-21, 2017. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

Explore ideas and resources:

Free Webinar: Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week: Promoting Your Group and Library
Watch the webinar

Plan now for National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. This webinar will offer ideas on how to celebrate the week within your group, library, and community. Hear about National Friends of Libraries Week Award-winning projects. Learn about the ALA Store’s new customizable products designed specifically for Friends.

RSVP on Facebook

RSVP for National Friends of Libraries Week and share on your library and Friends Facebook pages.

National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

For more information, visit the National Friends of Libraries Week Award page.

Future dates for National Friends of Libraries Week

  • Oct. 21-27, 2018
  • Oct. 20-26, 2019
  • Oct. 18-24, 2020

Engraved Pavers – a Great Way to Commemorate and Contribute!

Engraved paver – 6″ X 12″
Engraved paver – 12″ X 12″

Serving as permanent commemorative icons, pavers in your name or for someone else will enhance the main walkway, front entrance or garden area. There are 2 sizes to choose from:

Engraved pavers – 6 x 12” – $100.00 each

Engraved pavers – 12 x 12” – $200.00 each

Inscriptions may contain up to 2 lines of 16 characters each, including spaces.

Purchase a personalized paver today! For more information contact Kathy Viscariello at