Some examples of support the Friends provide by raising money and volunteering:

Book Store:

  • Book cases and book ends
  • Book donation bin
  • Notification to customers we have a book for them
  • "Ben's Books" sign

Children's area:

  • Five computers in Children's area
  • Child sized double computer table
  • One AWE station
  • Furniture

Technology Area:

  • Nine computers
  • One single station computer table

Living Room:

  • "Comfy" stuffed chairs and sofas
  • Reading lamps with outlets for computers

Pat Redjou Literacy Area:

  • Fund the training for new group leaders
  • Provide teaching supplies and materials for students and group leaders
  • Storage unit for literacy materials
  • Table and chairs

Library Programs:

  • Support for the summer reading program
  • Library programs for children and teens
  • Books for teen book discussion group
  • Movie license so library can show movies
  • Special events

Miscellaneous:

  • Defibrillator medical equipment
  • Locks for the employee's personal lockers
  • Donor wall plaques
  • Quilt racks and sign holders for quilt display
  • Sliding panels to close off kitchen area when not in use

In addition individual Friends members have donated funds for specific areas such as:

  • A study room
  • The Literacy Area
  • Books for the children's area, etc.

Gifts have also been given in memory or in honor of former members.