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Friends of the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library

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Friends of the Library Groups are a special team of volunteers that enable Public Libraries to do great things. Seasonal booksales, programming, and extra "edu-tainment" events are just a few things that our friends promote and sponsor at The Culver-Union Twp. Public Library.

Bylaws of the Friends of the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library


Fall Fest Scarecrow


The Friends of the Library have created a scarecrow for the Culver Fall Fest.

New Officers Elected

CUTPL Friends Officers

Newly Elected Officers for 2013-2014 (left to right)

Treasurer - Charlotte Hahn

President - Judi Currens

Vice President - Denise Burnham



  • Provided ($300.00) to purchase hard cover books for the Culver High School Teen Book Club: Maximum Ride by James Patterson
  • Provided ($530.00) to Library toward computer upgrades
  • Supported Hero Tree Library program: member, Marge Keltner, made over 70 Patriotic cards
  • Free books made available to Veterans during Hero Tree Library program
  • Supported ($50.00) toward Operation Write Home Program for the Military
  • Town of Culver Proclamation made in recognition of Friends of the Library during Friends of the Library week
  • Held Children’s Book Sales
  • Supported ($100.00) children’s Summer Reading Program
  • Donated Friends of the Library Totes for Adult Reading Programs
  • Held annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon during National Library Week
  • Honored Library Staff at Appreciation Luncheon: Colleen McCarty, Director, for five (5) years of service
  • Supplied free Books for the Culver Public Beach
  • Held several successful Book Sales, including the annual October Bag Sale
  • Donated books to Veterans Hospital library
  • Donated books to Indiana Prison libraries
  • Donated books to Plymouth Heminger House library
  • Donated books to the Shipshewanna library
  • Purchased ($82.00) ten (10) books for the One Book, One County Library Reading Program: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  • Seasonal flowers and decorations supplied and maintained for the Library courtyard and front entrance
  • Decorated/undecorated Christmas tree and Library for Christmas season
  • Provided refreshments for the Library annual Holiday Open House
  • Membership includes 8 Lifetime members and 46 regular members
  • Library showcased collections of members: Rita Mason (baskets), Angie Nelligan (handmade cards), Cathy Emmons (turtle collection), Mary Ann Dutt (various collections) and Charlotte Hahn (needlework)
  • Member, Ginger Budzius, created pictoral history of Friends of the Library Accomplishments
  • Member, Angie Nelligan, handmade and sent greeting cards as needed
  • Participated in the Culver town Fall Scarecrow Contest display
  • Honored retiring Library Board members
  • Presented a Valentine candy bouquet for Library Staff
  • Volunteered to assist at the Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Library
  • Continued membership in Friends of Indiana Libraries (FOIL), a division of Indiana Library Federation
  • Funded building supplies for work donated to create the new bench for the Library entrance
  • Received a donated book sale sign from Plymouth Coca-Cola Bottling
  • Arranged for Marge Keltner handmade card classes at the Library
  • Held special reading for 4-6 graders (including Boys and Girls Club participants) with Marcia Adams reading from her book.
  • Donated Marcia Adams Glowing Fire books for young adult reading programs
  • Purchased ($100.00) blue plastic tote baskets for patron use in the Library
  • Purchased book in honor of Connie VanHorn
  • Purchased ($25.00) August subscription to Book Page for distribution to patrons

Membership Information

New members are always welcome, dues are listed below.

  • Individual $10 annually
  • Family $20 annually
  • Student (HS-college) $5 annually
  • 15-year membership $100
  • Lifetime membership $200
  • Additional donations are welcome.

To join, ask for a membership form at the front desk of the library or print one and bring the completed form to the library.

Upcoming Meetings (2014)

Meetings will take place at 1:00 P.M. at Culver-Union Twp. Public Library on the following dates:

  • January 6th
  • February - No Meetingth
  • March - No Meetingth
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July - No Meeting
  • August 4th
  • September 8th - Annual Meetingth
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st

Upcoming Book Sales (2014)

All book sales are held at the Culver-Union Township Public Library, in the Carnegie Room.

Donations of used books are always welcome - please drop them off at the circulation desk of the library.

  • April 25th & 26th - 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
  • June 21st - 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
  • July 25th & 26th - 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
  • September 26th & 27th - 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
  • October 17th & 18th - 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

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