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. Read below for more information or pick up a handout at your local branch, and learn more by attending a Friend’s meeting.

 

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 look forward to seeing a lot of new faces this year!

Our Annual Book Sale has just finished and was a huge success! The weather was great and donations were numerous. Thank you to all who volunteered, donated books, and patronized our sale. It could not happen without everyone’s help. We have quite a few books left to sell, stop out and see us at the Cicero Farmer’s Market on Tuesday nights through September. Each week there will be a NOPL Friends table with books for sale.

Karen Spera – Brewerton Friends Secretary

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.

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

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

  • 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

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

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