Santa Claus is coming to town – Evelyn Meador Library, to be exact!
What a beautiful day it was! The Friends shared a booth with Harris County Public Library, hosted by Evelyn Meador Library in Seabrook. The Friends hosted a children’s book sale to raise funds for library programs. Enjoy the photos!
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:
- Friends Groups
- State Friends
- PR and Marketing Materials (including a sample press release that can be customized for your library/Friends group
- RSVP to National Friends of Libraries Week on Facebook
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
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 email@example.com.
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 Seabrook was 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!
Click here to read about our Dow Chemical Deer Park Grant in the Clear Lake Connection!
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.