• Volunteers who have Pierce County Library System branches at heart got

some special thanks Oct. 14-20 during National Friends of Libraries Week.

In Pierce County, Friends of the Libraries last year contributed more

than $100,800 to the branches in proceeds from book sales while also

volunteering their time and resources to raise public awareness of

libraries and their services, according to Pierce County Library System


“Our friends groups love their libraries and their communities, and we

love our friends,” said PCLS executive director Georgia Lomax. “They

volunteer their time and ideas to our libraries and are a voice to and

for their communities.”

People can find out more about Friends of the Libraries and join a group

piercelibrary.org. They can also support fund-raising book sales by

donating new or used books, movies and magazines at any library branch.


• Richard Thurston has been appointed to Frederickson Advisory

Commission, which advises Pierce County officials on land-use issues

involving the Frederickson area.

Thurston was nominated by County Executive Bruce Dammeier and confirmed

by the County Council on Oct. 10.