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Friends of the Armstrong Library

What We Have Accomplished


What We Accomplished in 2014-2015

  • Held the Annual Membership Gathering in the Armstrong Library to dedicate the Susan Cassagne Community Room in honor of former Library Director Susan Cassagne
  • Completed renovation of the Community Room with the purchase of state of the art AV equipment and additional shelving
  • Honored several long term members with a plaque in the Community Room
  • Hosted the Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration lecture series on the Natchez influence on certain authors
  • Renamed the geneology room in honor of long-time member and supporter of geneology research, Ella McCaleb Young
  • Renewed memberships and enrolled new members
  • Continued membership in Friends of Mississippi Libraries
  • Continued sales of our cookbook In the Company of Friends
  • Donated books in memory/honor of members and family members
  • Continued successful twice monthly Used Book Sales
  • Purchased ebooks and DVDs for the Library
  • Donated books to local nursing homes
  • Renewed subscription to online genealogy database Ancestry Library Edition
  • Prepared and mailed Membership Directory to members
  • Promoted ongoing excellence by giving monetary awards to Library staff
  • Held another successful Christmas Tour of Natchez Homes  

What We Accomplished in 2013-2014

  • Entertained in the gardens of Greenlea, home of Stella and Phillip Carby, for the Annual Membership Gathering
  • Held a reception to honor Susan Cassagne for her years of service as the Armstrong Library Director and to congratulate her on her new position as Executive Director of the Mississippi Library Commission
  • Honored Susan Cassagne by remodeling the Meeting Room and renaming it the Susan Cassagne Community Room
  • Honored several long term members with a memorial plaque in the Community Room
  • Hosted the Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration lecture series on the Natchez influence on certain authors
  • Renewed memberships and enrolled new members
  • Continued membership in Friends of  Mississippi Libraries
  • Continued sales of our cookbook In the Company of Friends
  • Donated books in memory/honor of  members and family members
  • Continued successful twice monthly Used Book Sales
  • Purchased ebooks and DVDs for the Library
  • Donated books to local nursing homes
  • Renewed subscription to online genealogy database Ancestry Library Edition
  • Mailed Membership Directory to members
  • Promoted ongoing excellence by giving monetary awards to Library staff
  • Held another successful Christmas Tour of Natchez Homes  

What We Accomplished in 2012–2013:

  • Entertained at the Judge George W Armstrong Library for the Annual Membership Gathering
  • Raised money for the exterior Library painting and for all new shutters
  • Purchased an iPad for the Library
  • Bought staff T shirts for Summer Library Program
  • Purchased an additional Early Literary Station and obtained upgrades & warranties for the two existing stations, plus purchased new stands
  • Renewed memberships & enrolled new members
  • Continued membership in Friends of Mississippi Libraries
  • Purchased ebooks and DVDs for the Library
  • Continued sales of our cookbook In the Company of Friends
  • Donated books in memory/honor of members
  • Continued successful twice monthly Used Book Sales
  • Renewed subscription to online genealogy database Ancestry Library Edition
  • Donated books to local nursing homes and shelters
  • Mailed Membership Directory to members
  • Promoted ongoing excellence by giving monetary contributions to Library staff
  • Held another successful Christmas Tour of Homes

What We Accomplished in 2011–2012

  • Entertained at the home of Genny, Bradley & Christi Harrison for the Annual Gathering
  • Renewed memberships & enrolled new members
  • Continued membership in Friends of Mississippi Libraries
  • Continued sales of our cookbook In the Company of Friends
  • Continued the successful twice monthly Used Book Sale
  • Bought staff T shirts for Summer Library Program
  • Purchased an iPad for the Library
  • Purchased an additional Early Literacy Station (ELS) and paid for the extended warranties & upgrades for the two existing ELS computers
  • Renewed the annual subscription to online genealogy database Ancestry Library Edition
  •  Donated books in honor/memory of FOL members and family
  • Donated books to local nursing homes and shelters
  • Mailed Membership Directory to members
  • Participated in an Open House to celebrate our new central HVAC system
  • Supported the Adopt a Needy Shutter /Paint the Library drive
  • Provided refreshments for the Little Theater performance of Hair Spray to benefit the Library
  • Promoted ongoing excellence by monetary contribution to Library staff
  • Held another successful Christmas Tour of Homes
  • Supported Library staff in their participation in the Natchez Christmas Parade