RENO — During a joint meeting of the Washoe County Board of Commissioners and the Washoe County Library Board of Trustees on Jan. 24, the Friends of Washoe County Library (FWCL) presented a check for $100,000 to the Washoe County Library System, representing the organization’s donation for year ending 2011.
“Year after year the Friends of Washoe County Library System work tirelessly in support of a strong library system,” Library Director Arnie Maurins said. “This dynamic group of volunteers shows so much dedication from day to day and we are grateful to receive this donation.”
“The library system has been hit extremely hard by county budget reductions the past few years, and we are truly happy that we can make this donation at this time,” FWCL President Lucina Lea Moses said. “We know the money will be put to good use to continue library programs, purchase new materials and help with technical upgrades.”
FWCL’s first allocation to the library system was for $4,000 in 1991. Since that time, FWCL has allocated over $1.4 million to Washoe County libraries, with some funds going directly to individual branches and other funds supporting system wide projects. This year’s allocation will be directed to necessary materials, technology upgrades and providing funding for all the free programs offered by the library system.
FWCL is a non-profit organization with over 700 members, dedicated to advocating, fundraising and providing support for the Washoe County Library System. For more information, visit www.washoelibraryfriends.org.