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Friends of NOPL

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 17, 2014
Oct 172014
 

Friends of the Northern Onondaga Public Library

What is a Friend of the Library?

The Friends are a non-profit, charitable group formed to support the library. The Friends of Library are often involved in fundraising, advocacy, volunteering, public awareness campaigns, and literacy programs. Some examples of this are raising funds through ice cream socials and book & bake sales, purchasing special items not included in the library budget, assisting at children’s programs, finding individuals and groups to display artwork within the library, maintaining the exterior appearance of the libraries, and creating public support for the library.

How do I become a Friend of the Library?

Currently two branches within the NOPL system maintain Friends groups. All residents are invited to join and support their local public library. Depending on your branch’s group there may be different types of memberships. Learn more by attending a Friend’s meeting or library event. Read below for more information or pick up a handout at your local branch.

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Friends of NOPL at Brewerton

President: Terri Prichard

Friends of NOPL @ Brewerton are continually accepting new members. If you would like to join, please stop by the library to leave your name and contact information at the desk and we will get in touch with you or please come to our next meeting.

We are now preparing for our upcoming Book Sale. This week we have finalized all of our dates and times and are hopping to get many new volunteers. The donation weeks will run from May 26th thru June 13th. We will need many volunteers to help sort and alphabetize during this time. The sale will actually run from Thursday, June 18th with our $5 Pre-Sale night to our regular sale on Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th then end Saturday afternoon with a Bag Sale. Our next organizational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 30th at 6:30 in the Barn at the NOPL in Cicero. We are always open to all who would like to help — please stop in to volunteer, drop off your new or gently used books, or to patronize our sale. We look forward to seeing a lot of new faces this year!

 -Karen Spera – Brewerton Friends Secretary

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Friends of NOPL at Cicero

Friends of NOPL @ Cicero are continually accepting new members. If you would like join, please stop by the library and leave your name and contact information at the desk and or email us we will get in touch with you.

Officers
  • President Joanne Ranz
  • Vice President Linda O’Connor
  • Secretary Elizabeth Villari
  • Treasurer Mary Ann Brown

Committees

  • Advertising Barbara Toly
  • Display Case Jackie Robbins
  • Flowers Judy Holden & Linda O’Connor
  • Membership Libby Thomas
  • Raffle Baskets Charlotte Coleman
  • Book Bundles Charlotte Coleman & Libby Thomas
  • Book & Bake Sales Chairpersons Linda O’Connor & Joanne Ranz
  • Scouts Libby Thomas
  • Ice Cream Social Linda O’Connor, Liz Cullen & Joanne Ranz

What do the Cicero Friends do?

  • Create community support and advocate for the library.
  • Raise funds to purchase special items not included in the library budget.
  • Sponsor reading programs for children.
  • Encourage individuals and groups to display in the library display case.
  • Maintain the flowers at the library entrance.

Join us at our annual events!
Be a Friend! Friends Membership Form (PDF)

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”
~ John Lennon

 

2015 Cicero Friends Special Events

Saturday, February 7, 2015 : Book and Bake Sale  9:30 – 4pm

Thursday, June 4, 2015: Ice Cream Social  4:00-8:00pm

Saturday, September 19, 2015: Book and Bake Sale  9:30 – 4pm

 

2015 Cicero Friends Meetings

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at NOPL @ Cicero Library.

January 14, 2015

April 15, 2015

May 6, 2015

September 2, 2015

October 21, 2015