In the summer of 2004 a group of Fairmount citizens gathered together at the Fairmount Public Library to discuss community support for the Library. They decided that the time was right to organize for support of their community library.
From that meeting was formed the Friends of the Fairmount Public Library to support and encourage our community library and its benefits. This simple page is maintained by Andy West, who has served as the Friends' president and secretary, for the benefit of the general public.
Although the Friends of the Library never lacked in enthusiasm or in contributions of time and fees, after ten years of service there were simply too few members to fill the offices required to keep it an official organization. For that reason, the Friends disbanded on 3 December 2014.
Among the goals of the Friends were
The Friends met at the Fairmount Public Library on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The Friends held their Annual Meeting every first Saturday of December. Formerly held at the Fairmount Lions Club, the Annual Meeting was then at the new Fairmount Public Library. During this event new officers were elected and a guest author gave a presentation.
Individuals, families and businesses who support the goals of our community library were welcome to join the Friends. When the Friends was active, support was welcomed through membership fees, time and talents to aiding our library, especially during these difficult times.
For other forms of contribution please consult our by-laws.