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The Friends of Brown Library is a volunteer organization that supports the programs and operations of George H. and Laura E. Brown Library, an award-winning municipal library in historic Washington, North Carolina. Brown's dedicated professional and volunteer staff serves the information needs of residents and visitors of Washington and surrounding Beaufort County.

Annual FONCPL Awards Luncheon

In Picture: Alice Spuller, Ginny Warren, and Frannie Ashburn

The Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries (FONCPL) recognized Virginia Warren as a first place winner in their annual Volunteer of the Year Award Program for the North East district. This award is presented to outstanding volunteers in public libraries statewide. The recognition certificate and cash award was presented at the Annual FONCPL Awards Luncheon at the High Point Public Library October 2, 2014.

Ginny won the Frannie Ashburn award for work she has done for Friends of the Brown Library in Washington. Her work organizing and sorting used books for our annual sale has reduced our sale set up time from three days to a day and a half. We welcome anyone to help us set up on January 20, 2015 for this year's book sales on January 25-28.

The annual competition is open to local Friends of the Library members across North Carolina. Members of all Friends of the Library groups, both local and at the state level, are volunteers who work together to help support the North Carolina Public Library System. More information on this nonprofit can be found at

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