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Thursday, April 18 - 7:00pm - Woodmen Hall
Join us for a volunteer appreciation program, installation of new officers for 2013, refreshments, and meet our guest speaker, author Molly Gloss. Find out what the friends are doing to support library efforts. You'll be amazed!
@ Woodmen Hall, April 18 - 7:00 pm
Miss Gloss will speak after the Friends of Lopez Library's Annual meeting. She is an author of five novels and numerous short stories. Her most recent novel is The Hearts of Horses. Visit Molly Gloss' website. Co-hosted by the Shark Reef Literary Magazine. The public is warmly welcomed.
Co- Presidents - Nancy Butte, Barbara Carver
Secretary - Anne Behan (Merchandise Coordinator)
Treasurer - John Butte
The purpose of the Friends of the Lopez Island Library is to provide support to the Library's facility and staff, as well as to promote library awareness.
The Friends host the very popular used book sales, held July 4th and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Other events include the sale of used books at the ferry landing and in the library, concerts, and writer's reading events. Inside the Library one may purchase items benefiting the Friends, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, note cards, book totes and mugs.
The Friends work hard to raise money for events, programs, and special equipment purchases that benefit the library and its patrons.
What does becoming a "friend" mean? Simply stated, it means that you will receive about one or two mailings a year, mostly to let you know about the book sales and also to let you know what the friends are doing to support library efforts.
Beyond that, it is strictly up to the individual patron. Some feel very strongly about supporting our unique library by sending in a small donation and others find that volunteering their time is a good way to keep their fingers on the pulse of the community.
Coming into the library and using our many services is yet another way to show support.
For more information, stop by the library or write to the Friends at:
Friends of the Lopez Library
P.O. Box 44
Lopez Island, WA 98261
The twice-yearly book sales simply can't happen without a robust volunteer effort. If you have free time in your life, and especially if you're new to Lopez, please consider finding a niche for yourself with the Friends. All levels of participation are appreciated. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Lopez Island Library is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. EIN 51-0161499. One of the benefits of supporting this worthwhile cause is the ability to take a federal income tax deduction in most cases.*
*Please refer to IRS Publication 78. You will need to itemize your tax deductions in order to claim any charity.
Triptych Pastel purchased for the library's new reading room painted by Christa Malay (1993)
New book shelving
Architects fees for the new "reading room"
Author Deb Caletti, keynote speaker at 2011 Lopez School Graduation Ceremony
2011 Summer Reading Program "Book Bucks" and reading incentive prizes.
31st Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
3-tier large-print book display
Reading room tables & chairs
Reading room architects' fees
2011 Book-It performance of Henry's Freedom Box
2011 Joe Reilly children's performance
The Hawkeye Herman blues guitar and blues history talk in October 2010
Library 2010 building addition architect's professional fees
2010 Summer Reading Program
Yoga for Children
Parasol Puppets performance on April 28, 2010. "Chickens & Pigs & Bears...Oh My!"
Purchased video-conferencing equipment and monitor for the community meeting room
Supporting the upcoming Adult Winter Reading Program
Pays for advertisements for Art in the Library
Purchases refreshments for literary salon
Purchase of books and furniture for the library
A Charlie Thweatt Oct 14, 2009 concert
Support of summer teen intern
Donation to Music literacy programs
2009 Summer Reading Program
Purchased CD/DVD cleaning equipment
Sponsored the Parasol Puppets performance on May 3rd, 2008
Sponsored a program to honor the library volunteers by purchasing a book on their behalf and inserting a bookplate with the volunteer's name as a donation to the library's collection (March-April 2008)
Paid the the Acoustical Study in 2006 to reduce the noise level in the library and for half of the actual installation which occurred on April 24-25, 2008
Sponsored a reading with Samuel Green, Washington State's First Poet Laureate, on Saturday April 5, 2008
Purchased a laptop for the library
Purchased a digital projector enabling the library to show movies and presentations in the community meeting room
Paid for the current music CD display cabinet
Purchased furniture for the 2000 library expansion
Provided funds for landscaping and parking lot maintenance
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