Looking for a gift for someone who has nearly everything they need?
Members of The Eureka Project worked hard behind-the-scenes this year to help get a spotlight on the need for a larger library to service this area. Great strides were made when the vacated Blockbuster building was able to be transformed into a new location.
An interesting gift for book worms would be to line up a yearly membership with the Friend of the St. Louis County Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. The goal of the foundation is to help sustain bookmobiles, pre-school reading programs and teen centers, as well as the award-winning author series held at locations such as as the Eureka Hills Branch Library.
Friend Foundation members include community leaders such as artist Mary Engelbreit, author Julius Hunter, author Ridley Pearson and author Karen Glines.
Friends' membership earns reserved seating at author events and priority line tickets at author signing events. Members also receive exclusive invitations to private author receptions and advance notice of upcoming events. They also receive a quartely newsletter, a book store gift certificate, a Foundation bookmark, a gold library card and a discount on collectible Mary Engelbreit tote bags.
Editor's Note: See form attached to this article for prices of membership categories. You can print the form and mail it to the address shown on it to process membership. Be sure to designate that you would like membership to be associated with the Eureka Hills Branch.
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