Welcome to the Friends of the Sherwood Public Library website. As our name implies we are in existence to provide support and funding for programs that will benefit the library and the community of Sherwood. The Friends are a private, Non-Profit 501c3 corporation.
A Bit of History
The minutes show that in the summer of 1936 Mr. Morris became the first officially elected president of the Library Association, taking the place of Margaret Adair, chairman pro tem, 1935, who then became the first librarian. Mr. Morris presided over three meetings. Was then followed by Kathryn Haines. The parents had been meeting informally for a little more than a year, beginning in 1935, and book shuttling between Sherwood and the State Library had been going on during that time to provide some of the needed reading for the older students.
- President - Jeannette Voss
- Vice President - Maryanne Azdine
- Secretary - Jennifer Bennett
- Treasurer - Linda Woodbury
- Historian - Carrie Richards
- Director at Large - Elizabeth Myers
Board Meeting dates for the Friends
"The Friends meet quarterly, please refer to the monthly
library newsletter for meeting dates."
Friends of the Sherwood Public Library was formally defined
and organized by librarian Lavern Will and the Sherwood
Public Library Board of Trustees on April 2, 1975. Friends
was founded to encourage voluntary service for the city
library, and to provide materials, equipment and services
for the library beyond the reach of the library's regular
These activities are funded from the sale of used books
through the book shelves located in the public library, by
donations, memorials, and Friends of the Sherwood Library
membership dues; and by the sale of library T-shirts and
We encourage all individuals who enjoy the facilities and
services offered by the Sherwood Library to join the Friends
of the Library.
Contributions Are Tax-Deductible
The Friends of the Sherwood Library is recognized by the
Internal Revenue Service as a section 501(c) (3) tax exempt
Donors can deduct contributions as provided in section 170
of the Internal Revenue Code. Bequests, legacies, transfers,
or gifts to the Friends, or for the organization's use are
deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes if they
meet the applicable provisions.