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Friends Of The Mabee-Simpson Library



The mission of the Friends is to provide support, service and recognition to the Mabee-Simpson Library of Lyon College. To this end, our goals are to bring together persons interested in libraries; to assist the library in meeting the educational and individual needs of the Lyon College community; to establish a relationship between the library and the surrounding communities; to foster awareness of the library’s resources, services and needs; to enrich library resources through memberships, gifts, and fundraisers; and to foster a cooperative spirit in campus-wide projects.

Newsletters of FOL

December 2010

March 2011

December 2011

October 2012

Friends of the Library 2011-12 Executive Committee

    • President: Kenton Adler
    • Vice-president: Nikki Yonts
    • Treasurer: Marilynn Chlebak
    • Secretary: Nicole Stroud
    • Tharanga Wijetunge
    • Gina Garrett
    • Polly Livingston
    • Kathy Clements
    • Helen Robbins, past president
    • Katheryn Clemmons, student representative

Let's Stay Friends: 2014 Memberships


The holidays are a time for friendship and camaraderie! In the spirit of the season, we invite you to renew your membership with the Friends of the Library.   Friends of the Library members have access to the library’s rich assortment of resources, including online databases that can be accessed from your home computer.  The Friends of the Library is a robust group with approximately 70 current members. While we are a separate entity from the library with a separate budget, our sole purpose is to support the Lyon College Mabee-Simpson Library. In the past year, the Friends of the Library provided $1,500 towards the library’s renovated Tornado Cross courtyard garden, along with $2,000 for books, DVDs and other materials. We also help organize events in the library, such as the spring book sale. Your friendship helps make these efforts possible!  Memberships are good for one year, and the fees are as follows:
  • $10 high school students

  • $15 alumni / faculty / staff of Lyon College

  • $25 for individuals

  • $40 for families

Lifetime memberships are available for $300.

 Application Form



What Have the Friends Provided?

The Friends have raised over ten thousand dollars for the library.  Following is a list of what these dollars have funded.

  • Books and DVDS

  • Creation of the Japanese Meditation Garden

  • the annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction

  • Lectures and Book Signings

  • The annual Book Fair

  • Furniture for the front lobby



The Mabee-Simpson Library, Lyon College
2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR  72501

Front desk (870) 307-7205
Interlibrary Loan (870) 307-7505
Last Maintenance:  Nov 14
,  2013