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.

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Current Officers

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 budget.

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 book bags.

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 organization.

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.

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