Friday, November 2, 2012

Hats Off to the Friends of the Stratford Public Library

Have you met the Friends of the Stratford Public Library? I'm fairly new to the library but have already been impressed by the active roles and initiatives the Friends assume on a regular basis. Here's what they've been up to the last few months:

Book Sale
The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale saw record-breaking results this fall raising $6,500. Over 1,000 eager shoppers poured through the doors of the Rotary Community Hall on October 20th and many volunteers lent their skills all in support of free childhood literacy programs. The next book sale will be held on October 19, 2013 so mark your calendars now.

Penny Pots
If you've been into the library's main floor lately you may have already seen the Penny Pots at the reference desk. As you can see in the picture there isn't much room left for pennies so I suggest coming in soon and relieving yourself of those pesky cents weighing down your wallet. Stay tuned for a call for volunteers to roll these pennies and count results.

I am sending out a round of cyber-applause to the Friends of the Library and many volunteers who have lent their time, treasure, and talents to the Stratford Public Library.

Upcoming Events
The next events are Ann Reynolds musical afternoons at Royal Palisade Retirement Residences. These will occur in January and February next year so keep checking our website for details to come.

Want to become involved? 

Volunteer! Visit our Volunteer webpage for details

Become a Friend! Visit the Friends of the Stratford Public Library webpage

As a Friend, you can:
HELP OUT - with the Early Literacy Library Programs and annual Book Sale.
CHECK OUT - a magazine to sponsor.
SPREAD THE WORD - about the programs & services of your Library.
SPEAK OUT - raise your voice and be an advocate for your Library.

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