New officers elected for Maui Friends of the Library

Estate attorney and bookstore volunteer Beth Ivey is the new president of the Maui Friends of the Library, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that celebrated its 100th birthday last year and operates three bookstores on Maui.

Ivey, whose mother, Mary Helen, held the presidency in its early years, succeeds librarian Dorothy Tolliver, who remains on the board.

Other officers elected include Ed Heller, vice president, a retired computer engineer and bookstore volunteer; Rick Woodford, treasurer, bookstore volunteer; and John Tryggestad, secretary, a bookstore volunteer who was named one of the “People Who Made a Difference” by The Maui News in 2012.

Also serving on the board are Kate Acks, Richard Buckley, Jo Ann Carroll, John Clark, Jeanne Dusseau, Sara Foley, Diane Logsdon, Barbara Trecker and Sharon Woodall.

Maui Friends of the Library stores operate in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, the Wharf Cinema Center, and behind the HC&S Sugar Mill in Puunene. Volunteers also sell books periodically in front of Whole Foods Market in Kahului. Book sales support a variety of programs at the public libraries in Maui County including many programs that are part of this year’s summer reading program. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is welcome to help at any one of the stores.


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