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Elaine Caplan,

Joy Fishkind

Betty Grinnan

Joan Iler

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About the Friends

Since its incorporation in 1990, the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library have striven to assist the Library to broaden and enrich library-based services. In its first year, the Friends raised $5,000 for the Library; the Friends average donation to the Library now is $50,000 to $60,000 per year, with an additional $250,000 gift bequeathed for the building of the new Downtown Library in 2011.

The Friends is a membership organization. We invite members of our community to join us to support and advocate for the Boca Raton Public Library. Our Board members are dedicated members of our organization who oversee and vote on the distribution of funding in support of Library programming and equipment, plan and present Friends cultural programs at the Library, provide special educational events to our members, promote community outreach and advocacy, engage volunteers for Friends activities, prepare email newsletters to subscribers, and consult on the management and operation of our bookstore.

How to apply to become a board member

Fill out and return the application. Applications may be turned in any time of year. The Nominating Committee submits a slate of nominees to be voted on by the Friends membership at the Annual Meeting in October or November. Occasionally vacancies are available to be filled mid-year. The Nominating Committee will contact applicants to interview and answer questions.