During the first few months of 2008, a small group of library supporters discussed the need for a State Friends group in order to support our public libraries. A resolution was signed by representatives of five Friends Groups throughout the state, calling for the formation of Friends of Nevada Libraries. From that resolution, came the original Board and Membership. A Mission Statement that included goals and objectives was agreed upon, Articles of Incorporation developed, and a set of bylaws adopted.
The Friends of Nevada Libraries (FNL) is an organization consisting of local Friends groups, organizations and individual members who believe that libraries are an essential resource for the citizens of our State. FNL supports activities of local Friends groups, thereby stimulating good library service state-wide and enriching the cultural opportunities available to the people of Nevada. FNL is an organization of advocates that supports libraries throughout Nevada. Membership is open to anyone who wants to see strong and well-funded libraries, and the best possible library service for all Nevada citizens. That includes librarians, trustees of libraries, government officials, and Friends of libraries, as well as the lay citizen-user of libraries.
Members are kept up to date on legislative information and actions as they pertain to Nevada libraries; have opportunities to attend library advocacy and library fund-raising workshops; and receive informative newsletters about events, programs, and issues of interest to library advocates.
Friends of Nevada Libraries - Executive Board for 2009
Ed Sepuveda - President President@NevadaFriends.org
Ellen Spiegel - Vice President VPresident@NevadaFriends.org
Paula Petruso - Secretary Secretary@NevadaFriends.org
Ron Hughes - Treasurer and Membership Chair Treasurer@NevadaFriends.org