The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library unveiled a new award at their Annual Meeting on February 8. The Heart of the Library award recognizes volunteers who have gone the extra mile in support of the Friends and the Santa Fe Public Library.
The Friends Co-President, Susanna Orzech, presented the first annual award to Pilar Faulkner, Lisa Bemis and Andrea Gross, citing their leadership in serving as the Friends’ Legislative Committee since 2002. Orzech pointed out that, “This team of volunteers raised Legislative funds for the new Southside Branch Library. Without their dedication, no branch would have been constructed.” Opening in 2007, the new Southside Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library serves not only the southwest quadrant, but the entire City and County.
The Legislative Committee continued its successful efforts in raising funds for the La Farge Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library in 2006 and 2007.
Orzech noted, “The commitment and dedication of this team of volunteers has made a difference in the lives of everyone in Santa Fe.”