Garber Buick | Township View TownshipView Elvis Machul Finance Director YOU YOU YOU FOR FOR FOR 110 110 110 YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS THANK THANK THANK THANK THANK GARBER BUICK OF SAGINAW 5925 State Street, Saginaw 989.267.1419 | www.garberbuick.com SAGINAW COMMUNITY F CUS PRESENTED BY GARBER BUICK BUY YOUR BUICK FROM THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW BUICK BEST! SAGINAW – Friends of Libraries are non-profit, charitable groups formed to support libraries in their communities. They benefit area libraries by helping expand its resources to serve the public. Friend groups extend a library’s capacity through dollar gifts, volunteer and program support, and through advocacy. Additionally, any library that seeks grant funding will find itself in a much more competitive position for those grants if they can show that they receive tangible support from the very people who use and benefit from the library. Friends of the Library groups also serve as advocates by default. Friends wouldn’t be giving their time, energy and financial support to an entity they’re not willing to fight for – that entity is the library. Every day across America, Friends are making a difference for the libraries they serve, including in our own back yard. According to Friends of the Library liaison Kim White, the Friends of the Public Libraries of Saginaw are a group of people who care about the library and work to support its services. “They are wonderful, supportive, helpful, and altogether indispensable. They are dedicated to Daniel Laatsch Sales Consultant Matthew Reece Sales Consultant Al Rohde Sales Consultant John Wright Sales Consultant Julio Rodriguez Sales Consultant Shane Stikeleather Sales Consultant Rob Roehrs Asst. Pre-Owned Manager Thomas Ward Pre-Owned Manager Nate Breznau Sales Consultant Tyler Webster Sales Consultant Charles Allen Sales Consultant ‘Friends’ groups help libraries prosper Terry Christopher Sales Consultant Rich Perdue General Manager Brent Goik Sales Consultant Thomas Auernhammer New Car Asst. Manager Joe Rau Sales Consultant Heather Klopf Sales Consultant Aubrey Adams Sales Consultant Erica Fritzler New Car Sales Manager Breanna Agnew Internet Specialist promoting the continued growth of our public library and its services throughout our community. Membership funds are used for services and programs that enrich and educate the community and offer a source of enjoyment for all,” she said. The Friends are major financial supporters of the library summer reading program. The combined groups donate over $10,000 each year to that cause. Additionally, the Friends are ambassadors for the libraries in the community. They support the library, share information about the library, and campaign for library millages when necessary. The PLOS Friends consist of an umbrella organization and two sub-chapters, The Friends of Zauel Library and the Friends of Butman Fish Library. The umbrella organization supports all four of the Public Libraries of Saginaw branches while the sub-chapters support specific needs at their own branch. Each group holds book sales to raise money for library support. The Public Libraries of Saginaw encompasses four library branches including the Zauel Memorial Library, located directly within the View’s coverage area. The Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road, in Saginaw Township, had a humble start, as its beginnings were formed in the basement of the Saginaw Township Hall. The township opened the library’s doors over 50 years ago, in October, 1967. The west end of the new Township Hall was designated as a branch of the Public Libraries of Saginaw. The township contracted with the Public Libraries of Saginaw to run the library, an agreement which still stands today. According to Zauel’s history at www.saginawlibrary.org, in 1975, plans were drawn up to begin construction of a separate facility. The 8,285 square foot facility opened to the public June 1, 1976 and offered story times, service to shut-ins, lunch programs, and reference service by telephone (a new concept at the time.) In 1980, voters approved a .5-mil levy to fund a library addition that doubled the building’s size and added new meeting rooms, a separate children’s room, typing rooms, and a quiet study room. Zauel Friends of the Library is hosting a book sale now until Saturday, Oct. 20. Butman-Fish Friends of the Library will host its next sale from Wednesday, Nov. 7 until Saturday, Nov. 10. Recently, the PLOS Friends hosted several book sales at the Downtown Saginaw Farmer’s Market to raise proceeds to support early literacy by purchasing books for newborns at the Covenant Birthing Center, White said. In addition to the books, the Friends supply information to the parents about the local libraries and the importance of reading to babies along with a flyer encouraging enrollment in the Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. If you would like to become a Friend of the Library, membership applications are available at all library branches and online at https://www.saginawlibrary.org/about/friends-library. The other branches located within the Public Libraries of Saginaw are the Butman-Fish Library, 1716 Hancock St.; the Hoyt Library, 505 Janes Ave.; and Wickes Library, 1713 Hess Ave. The Thomas Township Library, 8207 Shields Drive, is also in the View’s coverage area. For more details visit https://thomastownshiplibrary.org. Andrea Brandel Internet Manager Jessica Behrens Sales Assistant John Weiss Sales & Finance Consultant This past summer, Friends of the Public Libraries of Saginaw hosted several book sales at the Downtown Saginaw Farmer’s Market. Sales from the farmer’s market helped raise proceeds in order to support early literacy, by purchasing books for newborns at the Covenant Birthing Center.