Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne congratulated the Friends of The Hills Library for their more than two decades of service and on-going commitment to adding and improving The Hills Shire Library Service during a special morning tea on Thursday, February 8.
Over the last 24 years, The Friends have raised more than $173,600 for The Hills Shire Library Service to purchase new books for library collections, Christmas gifts for housebound library customers, purchase new equipment such as digital cameras and display stands and fund special programs. The group of outstanding volunteers were to be commended for the work they do to continue The Hills’ reputation as a great place to live, grow, play and raise a family.
What began as a small group meeting of book lovers at Baulkham Hills in 1994 has now blossomed into an excellent group dedicated to promoting literature and positive reading habits throughout the Shire. They are passionate and their commitment to helping others is something that we should all aspire to do.
In her speech, Mayor Dr Michelle Bryne said “They are one of the most valuable resources we have and it’s thanks to them, we can build a stronger, more connected and inclusive Shire through our library service.
On behalf of Council, I want to thank the Friends of The Hills Library for their phenomenal contributions. We are so grateful to the members both past and present for their wonderful work.
To join the Friends, simply visit any one of The Hills Shire Library’s four branches and complete the registration form.
For an annual cost of $10, membership includes 12 free reservations per year and a discount at local businesses including; Chapters Café (Castle Hill Library) and Lyn’s Fine Needlework, Patchwork and Quilting (Baulkham Hills).