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December 07, 2011 - Dear Editor,

The Friends of Brandon Twp Library held our first two-day book sale in October. Thanks to you, members of the community, our sale was far more successful than we had expected. Our hopes of increasing our support for the Library's programs were satisfactorily realized.

We have not been able to forestall the unwelcome reductions in staff and hours of service that were made necessary by cuts in state funding over the last three years. What has occurred is the determination of remaining staff to provide as seamless a continuation of service as possible. Job descriptions have expanded as librarians and representatives of all departments have increased their efforts to improve customer service. And the Friends of the Library are delighted to be a part of that effort.

You, who have donated your used books, bought books from the Friends' rooms, attended programs sponsored by the Friends, become members of the Friends, and in many other ways made the Library an important part of your daily lives, have increased the Friends' strength as a support group for the Library.

We cannot thank you enough.

Judy Shirley, Secretary, Friends of Brandon Twp Library

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