June 2016 Fiscal Budget Meeting Minutes

The next regular Friends Meeting is scheduled for July 7, Thursday at 12:30 in the Library.

Fiscal Budget Meeting 16/17

Attending:  Jean Ackerly, Erin Tuomi, Maureen Haley, Tammy Cotter, Pam Myers Kinney, Belen Wieler-Hawes, and Pat Olson.

The Friends had their Fiscal Budget Meeting and are pleased to report that we are again able to sponsor important Programs, technology and services in the coming year in order to help the library and community.  Approx. $9,500.00  was raised during the 2015/2016 fiscal year and the Fiscal Budget 16/17 approved:  $2,000.00 Children’s Programs, $2,000.00 Adult Programs and renewal of Museum passes for Peabody Essex, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science.  We look forward to another successful year of fundraising and that will be our topic for the next meeting.

The Summer Reading Kick-off was held on Tuesday, June 28th from 12-4 and was a huge success!  It’s going to be a summer of sports and fitness, for kids and teens including workshops by Great Bay Tai Chi, Roots to Wings Yoga, Tokyo Joe’s and Parkour Generation Boston. There will be weekly raffles of prizes such as a 1 yr membership to Planet Fitness, 4 tickets to Canobie Lake Park, and a Fitbit! See the full schedule on the Youth section of the Library website.  Some programs and workshops funded by Friends of the Newbury Town Library.  There is an Adult Summer Reading Program as well – stop by and sign up, a Grand Prize of a Fitbit will be awarded at the end.

Please join us at our next regular Friends Meeting scheduled for July 7, 2016 at 12:30 in the Library.

Maureen Haley, President