The Allen Library Endowment Fund hosted a luncheon to express appreciation for the work and dedication of the Allen Public Library’s staff. President Jeanie Schulmeister spoke about ALEF’s commitment to provide financial support and its unique role in the  Allen community, noting that some nearby cities, including Plano and McKinney, don’t have the benefit of a library foundation.

We believe we are in a special position to have an important impact,” she said. Jeanie also solicited ideas from the staff about ways to expand the foundation’s work. “You are in a great position to provide us input,” she told them. “We welcome your ideas.

ALEF President Jeanie Schulmeister (standing).  Seated left to right are Kimber Harlan, Adult Services Manager; Claudia Wayland, Assistant Director; and Jenny Manca, Senior Librarian.