Monthly Update

I’m writing to give you a few important updates. Last week, we (along with the trustees and Amy Sadkin) met with a consultant to learn about how she set up an endowment for her town’s library.  It was an informative meeting and we look forward to learning more in the coming months.

We are taking the month of July off from meeting.

We will meet again on August 14th at 6PM at the library. All are welcome to attend.

Though it seems a long way off, I wanted to let you know that our annual book sale is scheduled for October 12th from 10AM-2PM.

In other news, our membership is growing! Currently, we have 84 members on the list. Wouldn’t it be great if we had 100 (or more!) by the end of the year? With that said, I hope you’ll consider passing on this link to our web site and encouraging your friends to join:

Remember: you don’t have to live in the town of Newbury to be a member! Lots of folks from surrounding towns use our library because it is such a wonderful community center and offers such great programs. Speaking of programs: please mark your calendars for June 21st at 2:30PM for the Summer Reading Kickoff, featuring children’s author, Jef Czekaj.

Thank you and enjoy your summer!


News from the April Friend’s Meeting

In this post you will find highlights from our April Monthly Meeting.

Please join me in welcoming our new board members who were all in attendance at our meeting yesterday: Julie Maneikis, Membership Director; Renee Toth, Secretary; Jennifer Myette, Treasurer

We were excited to learn that the Origami workshop was attended by 75 people and that Miss Olivia’s Do Drop Ins continue to be at full capacity. What an exciting time for the library! As a friends organization we are thrilled to raise funds to support these wonderful programs!

In other news…

We will have a membership drive presence at the PTA Casino night at the library on May 10th.

We are also extremely excited about the Library Lantern Festival on May 11th and will be there with our table. Please stop by, say hi, and learn more about what we do as an organization.

Our Plant and Bake Sale fundraiser is on track for May 18th, 10AM-2PM. We are actively seeking donations of plants, baked goods, and empty garden pots.

If you have pots to donate: please  kindly leave your pots in the lobby of the library.

If you are able to volunteer that day or have questions about donating plants, pots, or baked goods, please email us.

We will be accepting plant and baked good donations at the library on the following days and times:

Friday, May 17th from 1-5PM

Saturday, May 18th from 9AM-10AM

Our youth services librarian, Olivia Gatti, have provided us with a wish list of supplies. If you are able to donate any of these items, please let her know by sending her an email:

  • Clorox Wipes
  • glue
  • beads and buttons
  • feathers
  • stickers
  • markers
  • paints
  • plastic storage bins for craft supplies
  • dress-up clothing
  • lightly used ride-on toys
  • playhouse/kitchen
  • play tunnels
  • sensory table
  • paper towel rolls
  • plastic soda and water bottles
  • tissues

Finally, we have made a change to the date of our May meeting. We will be meeting on May 15th at 6PM at the library. Please do join us!

As always, thank you for taking the time to read our updates. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events!

News for the March Friends Meeting

We had an extremely productive monthly meeting yesterday. In this email, I’m going to provide you with information about upcoming events and opportunities for volunteers:

* First and foremost, we had the sad news that our beloved and hard-working treasurer, Vickie Ramos-Glew, is moving out of the area with her family. As such, she will be leaving her post as treasurer in June. We will miss her and are grateful for the work she has done. Since her post will be vacant, we are actively seeking a new treasurer. If you are interested in the position of treasurer (or any other position: Membership Director, Secretary, Vice President), please send us an email.

* The library has a wonderful list of events upcoming from spring, including the LANTERN PARADE on May 11th. If you are able to volunteer at the lantern parade, please contact Olivia Gatti at the library

* For more info on upcoming events, click here.

* Our annual plant sale/bake sale fundraiser is MAY 18th, from 10AM-2PM: we are seeking volunteers and donations of plants and individually wrapped baked goods. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please send us an email.

* For more information on the bake sale, please follow this link (and feel free to send the link to your friends).

* Mark your calendars: our annual BOOK SALE will be October 12th 10-2pm

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