Open house at FHSU's Forsyth Library will launch new organization of 'library friends'


HAYS, KS -- A "welcome back" open house scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library will help kick off the new Friends of Forsyth Library support group.

The open house will begin at 11 a.m. with recognition of long-time library supporter and College of Education faculty member Donna Harsh. From 11 to noon, Dr. Elinor Freer and Maureen Hurd will offer a classical piano/clarinet duet. Calamity Jane will ride into Forsyth Library at 1 p.m. to provide an hour-long living history lesson about the Old West. The Library will serve refreshments during the open house.

Friends of Forsyth Library will work to enrich the university library and strengthen it as a vital center for scholarly life. Moreover, the group will have an enthusiasm for books and learning as well as an appreciation of the library's importance to the university and the community. The Friends of Forsyth Library will sponsor and underwrite programs not included in the library's budget either by volunteering or through monetary gifts. In addition, the group will:

* Foster closer relations between the library and the local and regional communities;
* Support and cooperate with the library in developing library services;
* Heighten public awareness of the library;
* Promote library services and resources;
* Enable the library to enhance services, expand programs and add new dimensions that maximize the library's role and usefulness for the university and the local and regional communities;
* Assist in the identification of library needs.

To learn more about the open house at Forsyth Library or the new Friends of Forsyth Library support group, please call (785) 628-4431.

Everyone is welcome to attend the open house.

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