It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of long time Friends Board Member Anna Dewald on August 11, 2017. Anna was born in Quinlan, Texas on November 22, 1926 to Annie Lois Smalley Kent and Bartis William Kent. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and her Masters and Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Houston. She served as Dean of the College of Education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston for over 27 years. At her retirement she received the title of Dean Emeritus. Anna was an active member of Seabrook United Methodist Church and she served on the Board of the Evelyn Meador Library in Seabrook. Anna was a proud member of Lakewood Yacht Club, the Women Who Wine charitable organization, and the Ladies Association at Lakewood, of which she was a past president. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Dr. Anna K. Dewald Scholarship Fund sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi honor society in education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
We were blessed to celebrate her 90th Birthday with many Board members on May 22, 2017. It was a wonderful opportunity to honor her. She will truly be missed.
Just in time for school!! The Friends Bookstore is currently having a BIG textbook sale; every textbook is only $1 and can easily supplement other learning materials that you may have. An incredible value! Please stop in to our bookstore and explore our collection.
The Rotary Club of Seabrookwas organized in October 1991. The charter ceremony was held at Lakewood Yacht Club on January 31, 1992. The Rotary International motto is “Service Above Self”. The focus of the Seabrook Rotary Club is to “promote prosperity through education and initiatives that engender self-sufficiency.” Meetings are held every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas.
For almost two decades, the Seabrook Rotary has made a generous grant annually to the Friends of Meador Library to help underwrite their summer reading program. Elton Porter, a founding member of the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library and a proud Rotarian approached the club and asked them if he could start an initiative to benefit kids at the library during the summer. Thus, “the white hat” was born.
Each Thursday morning, a white hat is passed at the breakfast meeting and members are asked to show their support for the library by donating a dollar or more each week. The total raised by “the white hat” is then given to the Friends to pay for programs and activities at the library for youth during the summer months. Last year’s grant was $2500.
Over the years, the Seabrook community has greatly benefited from these programs which promote literacy and providing learning opportunities and fun for people of all ages. Here are a few photos showing program events over the years. Thank you Rotarians for making it possible for the Evelyn Meador library to offer so many amazing summer programs!
Stop by the Friends Bookstore this summer (it’s just inside the main entrance to Evelyn Meador Library, immediately to your left) and check out our amazing book collections. We have something for everyone in your family! Hurry before they’re all gone.
Evelyn Meador Library will celebrate their 6th Birthday on Thursday, June 29th! There will be cake along with an awesome children’s book sale. Please celebrate with us and help support your beautiful neighborhood library!
On May 22, 2017, the Friends of Evelyn Meador became the proud recipients of a $500 grant from the Dow Deer Park Dollars for Doers Program. The Friends received this grant in recognition of the commitment to volunteerism made by Dow Deer Park employee, Betty Heverly. Community volunteer efforts are truly appreciated and are a great example of contributing to the long-term success of the communities that Dow Chemical operates in. This donation will be used to purchase furnishings, materials and equipment that enhances the overall quality of the Evelyn Meador Library, as well as contribute to community success through improved program offerings. Congratulations!
Micah is the May winner of our Friends Bookstore Gift Certificate!
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On May 22, 2017, The Friends of Evelyn Meador gathered at Angelo’s Restaurant to celebrate the 90th birthdays of longtime board members Anna DeWald, Murray Epstein, and Martha Daniel. All three were recognized for their passion, dedication and support of Evelyn Meador Library through the years. Congratulations to Anna, Murray and Martha! We look forward to making more memories in the years to come.
Mayor Glenn Royal’s last order of business as the Mayor of Seabrook was to present a proclamation to the Evelyn Meador Branch Library recognizing “Evelyn Meador Library Days” in Seabrook. Several members of the Friends were present for this special occasion.