Event Calendar

Feb 09 2016
Library Board Meeting: County
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Feb 10 2016
Preschool Story Time: County
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Feb 11 2016
Books and Babies: County
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Feb 11 2016
Fiber night: County
05:30PM - 07:30PM
Feb 11 2016
Chocolate Festival: County
06:00PM - 07:30PM

The Friends of the County Library is a tax-exempt 501C(3) Public Corporation.  It is one of over 3,000 Friends groups throughout the country.  The County Library's Friends group was formed in April of 1997 "to create closer relations between the Shenandoah County Library System and the people it serves; to promote informed interest in its functions, resources, services, and needs; to raise funds for the support of certain library activities; and to support the development of a program for the extension and improvement of the library's services and resources."

The Friends is a membership organization with $5 annual dues.  The members primary function has been to run the semi-annual and daily Book Sales at the County Library.  They also help out in numerous other ways, particularly supporting activities associated with the Shenandoah Room.  Individual interested in joining should contact Cathy Stuter at the County Library (984-8200) or simply fill out the membership form.

The Friends sell canvas library bags.  Ask to see one at the Circulation Desk of the County Library!

The current officers are: Treasurer: Karen Staudinger; Secretary: Cathy Stuter

What's a Friend for? The "caring core" of our nation's libraries, Friends groups support libraries through a vast array of effective volunteer activities, from fund raising to community outreach.  Friends are a necessary part of life, for institutions as well as people.  Support and organization are an important part of any friendship.  The basic assumption is that Friends of the Library can and should supply these necessities while they represent the library to the community.  The potential effectiveness of a group of citizens, volunteering with no vested interest, cannot be overestimated. (Adopted from the Sourcebook published by the Friends of the Libraries, USA)

Friends provide SERVICES - volunteering time.
Friends provide a NETWORK - a resource for library programs.
Friends promote PUBLIC RELATIONS - Each Friend is a walking advocate for libraries.

[Click Here to Download An Application For Membership]

It's tax time again!

Follow the links below to download tax forms and to learn more about free tax preparation help. 

Internal Revenue Service, Forms and Publications

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Taxation, Forms

Shenandoah County Treasurer's Office, Taxes

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and older - at more than 5,000 locations nationwide.

Please note: Unfortunately, the County Library will NOT be hosting AARP tax preparers this year.

Amazon Smile

If you shop on Amazon.com it's easier than ever to support your Library! Just head over to Amazon Smile and search for "Friends of the Shenandoah County Library." Select them as your supported group, and that's it! Thanks for your support!

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