Summer Event Sponsored By The Friends Of The Chattanooga Public Library

Monday, July 21, 2014
William Sundquist, executive chair of the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library with Carol Green of the Eastgate Branch of the Chattanooga Public Library
William Sundquist, executive chair of the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library with Carol Green of the Eastgate Branch of the Chattanooga Public Library
The Chattanooga Public Library summer reading program concluded with a celebration day at each of its branches on last Saturday. Participants in the program were treated to games, crafts, several lessons about farming from Crabtree Farms staff, face painting, and a free book. This celebration is held every year and the program is a supported by the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library Council.
 
"This event is a big part of our budget ever year," said William Sundquist, executive chair of the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library Council.
  "We are proud to provide every child with a free book," said Mr. Sundquist.
 
The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library Council's mission is to give dynamic support to the Chattanooga Public Library System. "We could not do a lot of these events without the support of the Friends," said Corinne Hill, executive director, Chattanooga Public Library. "They make the magic happen," said Ms. Hill.


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