Friends of the Library News
In past years The Friends of the Library participated in events such as the Christmas Craft Fair table, December Bake Sale and Boutique, Pie Sale, Easter Candy/Bake Sale, Lobster Lunch and festival, and raffle ticket sales, all to support our very special library.
Through our fund-raising efforts, we were able to generously contribute toward the purchase of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines. We also supported “kids’ programs”, the summer intern, and Williams house renovations. Through our Books for Babies program, Bev Petell has visited and given books to new babies in town.
The new officers of the Friends of Library.
We are excited to share our love of the library and looking for new members to join us.
All FOL members and anyone interested are invited to our Fall Planning Meeting on Sept. 30, 9:30am. We’ll hear the year’s round-up of successful programs, choose new co-chairs, and make plans going forward. We’d love to have your participation. Also,Please watch for our Fall Spring Bulb Sale in late September. (If you’ve wanted early Snowdrops in your Spring garden, here’s your chance.) Details coming. And, if you enjoyed the November Soup-to-Go Sale last year, stay tuned for updates as we get into Fall.
FOL Fall Planning Meeting
9:30 to 10:30 am
All FOL members and anyone interested are invited to our Fall Planning Meeting. We’ll hear the year’s round-up of successful programs, choose new co-chairs, and make plans going forward. We’d love to have your participation.
Our Fall Spring Bulb Sale is on going in the library. (If you’ve wanted early Snowdrops Grape Hyacinth, Scilla, Early Snow Glories and Crocus in your Spring garden, here’s your chance.)
And, if you enjoyed the November Soup-to-Go Sale last year, stay tuned for updates as we get into Fall.
FOL 2023 Quilt
“Kathy’s Roses” is the 32nd quilt created by the New Sandwich Quilters of Wayne in honor of Kathy Leclair. Raffle tickets are $5. for 3 or $2. for 1. Tickets are available at events in Wayne during the summer and at the library. Drawing will be in December.
The Friends of the Library are selling picturesque perfect playing cards.
There are two sets; one shows a winter view of the Mill Stream, and the other a summer view of the Androscoggin Yacht Club.
The cards are priced at $6.00 per deck or two decks for $10.00. If you would like some mailed, call or email firstname.lastname@example.org your request.
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Babies and Books
When a baby is born in our community, the parents receive a board book for their newborn and information on the Cary Memorial Library. The coordinator for this program is Bev Petell who has reported that 10 baby books were distributed this past year. Please let the library know of any recent births in town.
The Friends of the Cary Memorial Library (FOL), a volunteer group, was organized in the 1980s and is open to all. FOL welcomes new members and new ideas. Our Mission is to augment the library’s operating budget and enrich its offerings. The FOL supports:
- Purchase of books, magazines, movies, and books on CD
- Free library e-books
- Children’s programming
- Cultural events
- Extended summer hours
- Summer intern salary
- Poetry evenings
Proceeds from our sales always go to benefit the programs and services of the Cary Memorial Library.