Formed in April of 2009, the initial purpose of the Friends of the Greene Public Library was to help organize a 25th anniversary celebration of the new library building. In three short months, the Friends organized an event that took place on July 11, 2009 and included refreshments, clowns, Bookmark the Cow, raffles, displays, face painting and a program.
The following are projects accomplished by the Friends: selling t-shirts, River Days refreshments and commemorative Red Wing pottery, sponsoring adult summer reading programs, poetry, Christmas cookie decorating, and Valentine contests, sponsoring a Cake Pop Class, hosting Christmas Open Houses, yard sales, book sales, and six book signings, hauling recyclables to the Butler County Transfer Station and sponsoring a Greene Food Bank drive.
Proceeds have gone towards the purchase of library book bags, supplies for children’s programming and holiday library decorating, and the digitization of the library’s Greene Recorder microfilm. Future goals include donating toward the electronic brick library sign project, financing the purchase of more microfilm and making other library improvements.
The Friends group has been a driving force in providing additional library activities and financial support. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room and new members are always welcome!