Dianne

Daniels

President

After 21 years of service, Navy Commander Dianne Daniels and her husband fell in love with Gold Beach, built their forever home, and retired here in 1999. A lifelong reader, Dianne loved managing the Hospice Rummage Market’s “Book Nook” for thirteen years. She appeared bi-weekly on KURY radio’s Voices, and also volunteered in Curry County Fair’s Fiber Arts Department. Dianne joined Friends of the Library and became secretary in 2020. She stepped up to the plate to take on the labor-intensive role as President in 2023. Dianne is an incredible baker, and has co-chaired six Friends’ bake sales…personally baking all sorts of delicious treats for the events. When not baking, reading, or knitting, Dianne can be found playing dominoes with friends or roaming her 10 acres.

Sandy

Grummon

Vice President

Sandy found her “tribe” at Curry Public Library soon after she and her husband, Bryan, retired to Gold Beach in 2004. She has been on the library’s Board of Directors since 2005, and served as chairman of the Board 2016-2023. She also joined the Friends of the Library in 2005, and personally participated in fifty-seven fundraisers during a three-year capital campaign to build our new library on 3rd Street. Her entire social life during that time was tax deductible! Over the years, she has served as treasurer, secretary and president of the FOCPL, but she primarily likes designing flyers and bookmarks to publicize Friends’ events. She has chaired the “Month-Long Silent Auction since its’ inception in 2010, and she and Bryan co-chaired the book side of the last three “Great Book & Bake Sales.”

Michelle

Valentino

Secretary

Michelle moved to Gold Beach in 2020 during the pandemic shutdown. She was delighted to find an outstanding library facility and thrilled to learn that she could get a library card and check out books through the library’s online/no-contact lobby kiosk system. She has been a huge fan of Curry Public Library ever since. She fulfilled a lifelong dream of working around books and book lovers (and getting first dibs on new acquisitions!) when she joined the Library’s volunteer staff in 2021. You’ll find her at the circulation desk on Friday mornings, when she is also available to notarize documents for library users. She joined the Friends in 2022, co-administers the Friends Facebook page, and often plays photographer at Friends events.

Jeanie

Knowles

Treasurer

Jeanie, and her husband of 40+ years, moved to Gold Beach in 2016, and she joined the Friends of the Library soon after. She is a super-energetic, take charge member of the Friends, actively participates in meetings, and volunteers for every one of our group events. She originated the fundraising idea of writing personalized letters from Santa mailed from the North Pole, and has chaired the effort for four years. She is a member the Red Cross, and has been tasked with a variety of assignments when deployed to Kentucky, Texas, Iowa, California, and North Carolina after natural disasters occurred in those areas. She is also treasurer of our local Community Center, and volunteers there two days a week. Busy woman!

Terry

Shannon

Member at Large

Terry and her husband, Craig, moved to Gold Beach in 1991 and have spent 32 years transforming their 3-acre property into a garden paradise. After working as a respiratory therapist for twenty years, Terry began a writing career, and was published in a variety of genres. Being an author makes her a unique and invaluable member of the Friends organization. Her passion for reading and her unbridled (and generous) support and advocacy of our library epitomizes the Friends’ mission statement to “promote public awareness of our library and all its offerings.” Besides reading, Terry and Craig walk the beach every day, and they spend a serious amount of time gardening, researching plants, and spending their children’s inheritance at Dragonfly Nursery.