News from the Friends of the Library

A Message From Ann Ryan, Outgoing President of the Friends

October 22nd, 2014 by friends in Friends of the Library · 1 Comment ·

I wish to extend my most heartfelt thanks for the great support of the Friends! As my final term on the Friends Board has ended, I am stepping down from this wonderful group to spend more time with my family. I look back with pride on how much we have accomplished in these last few years.

It is reassuring to know that the Friends of the Library are in such strong, capable hands with this current, very energetic, dedicated and talented Friends Board. They will continue their strong commitment to keeping the needs of the Library of today in focus, while looking forward to all the exciting Friends – sponsored programming possibilities that will come with the new building of tomorrow.

My time with the Friends has been the most rewarding experience imaginable and I loved every minute of it! While I cannot begin to list here all the people to whom I owe so much, please know that your encouragement, participation in, and support of, our events was invaluable. I am so grateful for your many kindnesses to me and your ongoing commitment to the Friends! Thank you all so much!

You are our V.I.P’s (Very Important Partners) in making the Friends a success!

Ann Ryan

Thank You To Our Generous Local Businesses

July 8th, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Friends of the Library, The Open Book · Comments Off ·

Recently our foundation asked area business for contributions of gift certificates to raise money for the library.  The gift certificates were to be raffled off at the 4th of July festivities at town hall and our BBQ and Blues fundraiser at Camp Eastman on August 22 and 23.  The winners of the drawings at the 4th of July raffles have been notified.  Come to our BBQ and Blues event to take a shot at even more gift certificates from our wonderful and supportive business community.  Thank you to the merchants whose gift certificates were raffled on the 4th of July.

RC Shaheen Paint and Decorating Center

Titus Tavern

Keenan’s Restaurant

Red Rose Florist and Gift Shop

Hair Extraordinaire

Cooper Deli

Cordello’s Pizzeria

Black’s Hardware

Aman’s Farm Market

The Reunion Inn

Murph’s Irondequoit Pub

Shamrock Jack’s

Simply New York

Silk O’Loughlin’s

2 Ton Tony’s Pizza

Bay Goodman Pizza

East Ridge Family Diner


Drawbridge Wine and Liquor

Herrema’s Marketplace

Hair By Melissa

Southpaw Designs

Churi’s Coconut Tree Thai Cuisine


Friends Fun Fest Was A Success!

May 28th, 2014 by friends in Friends of the Library · Comments Off ·

Our Friend’s Fun Fest/Raffle was a success and we met our goal! We raised funds so that the Friends can support/sponsor the Irondequoit Public Library with its programming. Even though the weather didn’t always cooperate; overall, we had a great day with a lot of vendors and people from the community coming to the festival. Thanks to all those who sponsored the Friends and to those who came to the festival.

The Farmer’s Market at the Irondequoit Town Hall will be starting Thursday, May 29. The Friends will be having a table there every Thursday. If anyone would like more information about what the Friends do, or if someone would like to join the Friends, there will be a Friend’s Representitive there at the Farmer’s Market to answer your questions and help you fill out the membership forms.

If you would like to become a member of the Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library, you can pick up membership forms at either branch of the library or you can print out a membership form from our webpage.

Upcoming Events Sponsored by the Freinds
Story Time at the Farmer’s Market: Hear a fun story narrated by an Irondequoit Public Librarian at 4:30 PM on June 5, June 19, July 10, July 24, August 14, and August 28.

Thursday, June 12 is Library Staff Appreciation Day

Tuesday, June 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM is the Friend’s Annual Meeting and Dessert Reception. This is open to all members. Our Guest Speaker is Terry Buford, the Library Director. Terry will be updating us on the new library.

Friday, June 27 is the kick off day for the K-12 Summer Reading Program. Children and Teens can win prizes for reading books. Let’s keep our kids reading through the Summer.

– Annmarie M. Carter

IPL Used Book Sale at East Irondequoit Alumni Association Garage Sale on March 29

March 26th, 2014 by friends in Friends of the Library · Comments Off ·

The Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library will have a table selling used books at this weekend’s East Irondequoit Alumni Association Garage Sale.

The Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, March 29 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the East Irondequoit Middle School (155 Densmore Road). Admission is $1.00.

We hope to see you there!

Got Junk? Large Garage Sale Opportunity!

March 21st, 2014 by Terry in Friends of the Library · Comments Off ·


On Saturday, May 3 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM), The Friends are having a Fun Fest on the campus of the Town Hall. It will include a Trunk Sale (garage/craft sale items to be sold from the trunk of your car), raffles, games for kids, the music of Mike Kornrich, Amazing Joe the Magician, food trucks, the Pioneer House and the Blacksmith shop will be open and it should be a great celebration of spring! Right now The Friends  are looking for garage salers, next to newers and crafters who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to sell their wares in a festive atmosphere and a lovely setting.  There is an application attached. It will be run like the Farmer’s Market– the sellers will drive up onto the grass of the access road near the gazebo next to the town hall. They can sell out of their trunk, put up a table or a tent. There is space for the first 40 people who apply. The Friends expect to have sunny skies and lots of people there. If you do not have items to sell, please pass this on to any interested friends, neighbors or family, and make plans to attend and enjoy the activities and find some unique purchases. As you know, it is through fund raising, that the Friends of the Library are able to fund the great programs for children and adults which we enjoy at the Irondequoit Public Library. See you on the 3rd of May!!!


Friends Logo Color

Fun Fest Application

State Budget Discussion at Town Hall Saturday

March 3rd, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Friends of the Library, The Open Book, Uncategorized · Comments Off ·

Join State Assembly Leader Joe Morelle for a State Budget Forum at Town Hall on Saturday, March 8 at 11 AM.

Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget includes a 5% cut to aid for public libraries. Last year he proposed the same cut and the legislature reversed it. Perhaps, considering all we do for the unemployed and underprivileged, they might be convinced to rescind that cut again?

Click link below for more information.

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