Focus on Friends - The Friends of the Hallandale Beach Branch Library The Friends of the Hallandale Beach Branch Library, Inc. provides funding for library programs, generated by an ongoing book fair of donated materials.
The Friends accomplish these aims by sponsoring exhibits, speakers and other programs as well as assisting in the acquisition of materials beyond the provisions of the operating budget.
The Friends of the Hallandale Beach Branch Library was organized in 1969, with Dr. Sidney Rachlin serving as the first president. They supported, and solicited additional support for, each expansion and move of the Hallandale Beach Branch Library.
The organization was established for the purpose of aiding the library. Their objectives are to promote understanding of the library -- its problems, its resources, and its needs. They aim to foster a favorable climate for support of the library -- its services, its physical facilities, and its resources.
During 2013, the Friends of the Hallandale Beach Library donated several equipment purchases: (1) 15.6 inch/I-3 Samsung Windows 8 Laptop, (1) 39-inch Samsung LCD, (2) 32-inch Samsung LCDs, (1) WII Game Console and several pieces of peripheral gaming equipment worth $2,408.46 for the Hallandale Beach Library to utilize for library programming.
They have purchased shelving for the Friends of the Hallandale Beach Library book retention closet. Also, a LCD projector, a digital camera, and a projector screen for the Hallandale Beach Branch Library multi-purpose room.
The Friends sponsored classical music recitals and Calligraphy Guild meetings which are held yearly at the library. The wide variety of events the group supports includes: all Youth Services programs in addition to Books and Bites Book Club, Gulfstream Writers Group, Raja Yoga Meditation, U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation Class Review, and English and Spanish classes are held monthly at the library.
For more information about The Friends of the Hallandale Beach Branch Library, call 954-357-6380.
Opportunities for involvement in Friends groups exist at most Broward County Library branches. For information about other Friends groups, contact Friends of Broward County Libraries, Inc. at 954-357-7771.
Remember: Good Friends make Great Libraries!