Library reception will honor the late Liz Johnson |

Library reception will honor the late Liz Johnson

Staff reports

In honor of the woman who brought us the original Douglas County Public Library, the Library Foundation Champagne and Chocolate Reception fund-raiser will be held Feb. 11 at David Walley’s Resort in Genoa.

The money will help pay for renovations of the library’s meeting room. The room will be dedicated to Liz Johnson, who died last year.

“Liz Johnson was the person that spearheaded the drive in 1967 to get the first library in Douglas County,” said Mike Coleman, who is president of both the library board of trustees and the foundation. “In addition to what she did here for us, she was also instrumental in getting libraries in the state prison system. She was a real friend of the library. That’s the reason we are honoring her. The funds will be for the renovation for the meeting room. It’s going to be nice when we get through.”

The room will have new carpet, a new ceiling and new closets.

Tickets for the reception are $15. A raffle will also be held at the fund-raiser. The grand prize is a one-night stay at the Imperial Hotel Bed and Breakfast in Amador City, Calif. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10.

The reception will be Feb. 11 from 2-4:30 p.m.

For more information, call the foundation at 782-9841.