ALBION—The Friends of Albion District Library (ADL) have made the library more welcoming with the donation of new outdoor seating.
Adjacent to the library’s front entrance is a wheelchair-accessible picnic table available for use by library patrons and for library staff to host arts and crafts. In addition to the new table, the Friends have also donated benches to provide comfortable seating along the north side of the building in view of Ash Street.
“Library patrons are absolutely enjoying the benches and picnic table,” said Sylvia Dulaney, Friends of ADL president. "They can sit outside in the fresh air, eat their lunch, read a book, and use the library’s wireless internet in comfort—even when the library is closed.”
“We love when patrons visit the library and see all that we’re offering, but patron’s schedules vary. It’s great that we can provide a welcome place to rest and work, inside and outdoors now, too,” says Cindy Stanczak, Library Director.
“Funds for the new outdoor welcome center came from several sources,” said Syd Dulaney. “The Friends of the Library wish to acknowledge our members' donations as well as all who participate in the used book sale during Festival of the Forks. We are especially thankful for a donation in memory of Ralph and Mary Cram.”
The Friends of Albion District Library is a volunteer organization that helps promote the library, raise funds for the enhancement of services and events, and volunteer for various library functions. The Friends’ major fundraiser is an annual “Non-Ball.” The Friends host an annual Festival Book Sale that takes place along with Albion’s Festival of the Forks in September.
To become a Friend, please visit the library with questions or to fill out a membership form.
The Albion District Library is located in downtown Albion at 501 S. Superior St. on the corner of Superior and Ash. For more information, contact the library at 517-629-3993 or send an email to email@example.com