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Library taking part in YFOP fundraiser, authors visiting

The Three Forks Community Library is taking part in a fundraiser for the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office Youth and Family Outreach Program (YFOP).

With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Library is one of several places in Gallatin County with yard signs available in coordination with the YFOP and Gallatin County CASA/GAL.

According to Librarian Fawn Venzor, the signs can be purchased at the library for $20 through cash, check, or PayPal and Venmo through the QR code on the sign. Pinwheels can also be purchased for $5 at the library through cash or check. The YFOP will use the funds raised through the sign campaign for youth suicide and sexual abuse prevention programming and the expansion of the Shop with a Cop program.

Pinwheels were also placed at the library to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month.

"We planted pinwheels to show we are participating and supporting this stand," Venzor said.


There are also plenty of events upcoming at the library.

Regarding upcoming programs, Venzor announced two authors would be visiting in the coming weeks and will also be having a bestselling author on Zoom for the next meeting of the Book Club.

Author Tracie Peterson, who has written over 110 books, will be taking part in the book club through Zoom on Tuesday, April 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Venzor said former resident H.R. Boyd would be at the Library on April 28th at 2 p.m. for a meet and greet and to discuss her new book "Painting the Grass." Well-known local author Peter Nealen will be at the Library on May 23rd at 6 p.m.

Venzor reminded residents the Lego Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m.