Thursday, August 26, 2010

September's coming!

September will start with much activity, and YOU could be a helpful volunteer for the Friends.

President Timothy Damon is seeking people to help staff a Friends of the Library table on Sunday, September 5 during the Great Holyoke Block Party  (11am-8pm on Chestnut Street by Veterans Park, Holyoke).   Our role is to encourage the public to use the Library and to consider joining the Friends of the Library.  Last year at this event we recruited several new members and had fun in the process.  Come enjoy the music, food, and games AND volunteer at the Library table to help for an hour or two.

This is also the time of year for our membership mailing about dues renewal.  Come socialize with Friends as we hold a "work bee" to stuff envelopes starting Wednesday afternoon, September 1.  (The materials are  being printed...  schedule may shift slightly, but our hope is to get all in the mail by September 3.)  Contact Sandy Ward, Tim Damon, or Margaret McCarthy if interested in helping for an hour or two.

Join us also on Wednesday, September 8, 5:30-7:00pm, in the Community Room of the Library for the first full BOARD MEETING of the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library under our new monthly schedule  (2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm).   All meetings open to the public, and refreshments* are provided.

*Another volunteer opportunity!  Contact us if you can help with refreshments for one or more meetings.

       Sandy Ward, Corresponding Secretary  413-250-8079

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer activities

The Friends of the Library sponsored an Information Table and an Activity Table at the Noche de San Juan festival in Heritage Park on June 27.  This was a fun opportunity to promote the Library, meet people, and recruit new Friends members. 
Loida did outreach in Spanish while Tim manned the table.
  Friends volunteers Tim Damon, Christine Alger, Loida Martinez, Sandy Ward, and Rory Casey were among the active participants.

Tim read books to younsters

Another outreach opportunity will come on Labor Day Weekend: we'll have a table at the Great Holyoke Block Party on Sunday afternoon September 5, 2010.  Here's a photo from last year's Block party, at which we recruited several new Friends members.

 Come join us!    Chestnut Street & Veterans Park.

  Sept 5, 2010    11am-7pm

Drop by whenever you wish --enjoy the music, food, games, dancing--  and help us talk to people about the Library and its many services).