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Letter from the President

Updated: Jan 9, 2023

Dear Fellow Friends of the Library and Supporters,

I hope this newsletter finds you well and in the fall spirit! First, let me thank you for your annual support of the Thibodaux library! With your generous donations the Friends of the Library (FOTL), Thibodaux Chapter has been able to support a variety of activities over the last few months. Additionally, as you read this issue of your newsletter you will notice we have lots of opportunities to support activities planned for the fall and winter season too.

Our Thibodaux librarians have been doing wonderful work over the last few months. The librarians recently submitted a “wish list” for materials and we were able to meet all of their requests. We do our best to support their efforts with your contributions and I hope that you will continue to actively use the library and the wonderful resources it has to offer.

We do want to let you know that we are planning to add a digital component to your Friends of the Library (FOTL) membership starting in January of 2023. Starting in January we will host a small website to keep you informed about Friends of the Library (FOTL) activities. We hope to also have an easy way for you to make your annual donations through this online platform.

We have had a few changes to our FOTL board recently too. Three of your longstanding dedicated members have now moved into advisory roles. During our March 2022 FOTL meeting Deb Cibelli resigned her position as the President of the Friends of the Library. We are so thankful for her ongoing leadership over the years and we are so lucky to have her for one more year as the Past President. She is providing outstanding guidance! Betty Kleen also resigned as the Treasurer of the board to move. She is providing support to our new treasurer, Joseph Holsapple, even though she has moved away. Jay Sevin has also stepped down from her role as secretary and membership coordinator but is providing assistance as well. Laura Lirette is now the acting secretary and Bonnie Le is the membership coordinator. You will meet your other new board members in the newsletter.

I hope to see you all at the library! Enjoy our newsletter!

With warmest regards,

Susan Testroet-Bergeron, President FOTL Thibodaux Chapter

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