FRIENDS OF THE RED JACKET COMMUNITY LIBRARY
The Friends of RJCL raise funds for library programs and
equipment, and provide volunteer support for
programs and events. We
have been actively supporting our community library since its
founding in 1998. The Friends of the Red
Jacket Community Library is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.
CURRENT FUNDRAISING GOAL
We are currently working with the school and public library
staff and a library designer on a plan to replace some of
the library's heavy tables and chairs with lightweight,
stackable chairs and smaller, collapsible tables. This will
give us more flexibility to meet patron needs by letting us
easily reconfigure the rooms to suit different purposes.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to furnish the rooms that are
in most need of updating: the “Fish Bowl” (the small glass-enclosed
classroom located in the children’s section) and the larger Langton
Conference Room (near the Elementary School entrance). Any donation is welcome and
Meetings are usually the third Tuesday of the month at 7
p.m. in the library. Check the events
calendar for up-to-date information each month.
What we do
How we support the Red Jacket Community Library
The Friends of RJCL have raised $25,000 over 14 years to
support a wide range of programs and purchases.
Equipment and Supplies
We supplement the library budget with purchases of:
- ADA accessible door opener
- Cameras and a projector
- Computers and printers
- 3D printer
- Coffee maker for patrons
- Baby changing table
- Furniture purchases and refurbishing
- Folding chairs with storage rack
- Picnic tables
- Shelving for books and DVDs
- Signs for events and promotions
- Rolling book cart
We fund a range of programs and activities for patrons of
all ages, including:
- Concerts and music programs
- Storytellers, magicians and other activities
- License for public showing of movies
- Summer reading programs for children, teens and
- Transportation to the book fair
We provide matching funds for grants earned by the
- Libre Foundation grant - for books
- Gates Foundation grant - for computers
How we work
Here are our
Want to help a great cause?
Join the Friends!
We support the library by buying equipment such as this 3D printer
for patrons to use.
We support programs including visits from Sparks the Reading Dog, a
great listener helping young readers build
Proceeds from the sale of these sturdy canvas book bags help us fund library programs.