Board of Trustees Tanya Patton and Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library Pearl Dennis
Photo by Sylvia Beuhler

The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library (FOL) group is pleased to announce the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which is now installed at the library.  This purchase was funded in part by a grant received by the FOL from Broughton Land Company, along with proceeds from recent FOL book sales.  The AED unit is installed in the Delany room to ensure availability to all building users, even when the library is closed.
The FOL initially proposed the purchase to the Library Board early in 2019.  The Board delayed the decision to accept the proposed gift while various concerns were researched.  During that review it was recognized that the Library had no requirement for staff to be first-aid or AED trained.   In preparation for receiving the AED unit, Dayton Memorial Library staff completed first-aid and AED training.
The library AED is the latest unit to be placed within the community; others are located primarily in county and school buildings.  These units can be effectively used by non-trained individuals, prior to the arrival of emergency responders, by following the audio instructions provided by the machine.  Contact the local fire district for information on First-aid and AED training.

According to the Red Cross, “An AED … is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.”  

Contact us at: contact@friendsdml.org

This stitched fiber collage quilt by Marion Coleman entitled Trail Blazers, is part of her Blacks in the West series. Photo by Mark Matson ( 7/8/2019)
This is the artwork chosen for Cowboy Poetry 2020
handsome young cowboys on beautiful horses with a blue sky and puffy clouds and wild, wild country
Cowboy Poetry Night and DINNER!
Library Staff Appreciation Luncheons
Travel boxes with videos and snacks
Guilty Pleasures

Current and on-going include projects

Support for Library Accessibility

Summer Reading Program signup effort and program supplies

Binge Box supplies

Kindles for Banned Book Week prizes

After school snacksMaterials for Senior Center Outreach

Fair Booth

Grant writing to support other programs and supplies (e.g., magazines/subscriptions)

Magazine Subscriptions Supported by the Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library
Games and food and outside fun
Games and Food and Live Performances with Random Clowns

Cowboy Poetry Night (coordinate the program and provide the dinner)

ADA ramp to the Main Library

Delany enhancements, including painting and carpetingBook shelves

Computers and/or monitors


In the past, FOL has funded supplies for holiday parties for the kids


And, of course..BOOK SALES.. because that’s the source of funds for much of these activites.

Barn painted like a flag
Columbia County Fair!

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