Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
St. Paul Exempt Firemen’s Home, 690 Thomas Ave
The Friends of the Irondequoit Library will be hosting a Game Day on Sunday, March 8 at the St. Paul Exempt Firemen’s Home (690 Thomas Ave).
Game Day will be fun for all ages and will includes games, snacks, hot drinks, a cash bar, and a Life-Size Candy Land Board! Tickets are $3 per person or $10 per family and can be purchased at either branch of the Irondequoit Library or at the door on the day of the event. But hurry, space is limited.
All proceeds from the Friends of the Library Game Day will benefit library programs for children, teens, and adults.
January 16th, 2015 by friends in Friends of the Library · Comments Off ·
Save the Date: The Friend’s Fun Festival is Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM on the Irondequoit Town Hall Campus on Titus Avenue. There will be children games, food vendors, vendors selling arts and crafts and etc, music entertainers, and other entertainers and activities for children. See flyers/posters in the Library and around town, and our social media pages for more information. The Friends use the money raised from this event to fund the programming at the Library.
Save the Date: The Friend’s are having a winter fundraiser on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the St. Paul Exempt on Thomas Avenue. There will be a life size CandyLand Game, board games, beverages, and snacks. See flyers/posters in the Library and around town, and our social media pages for more information. The Friends use the money raised from this event to fund the programming at the Library.
You can find more from the Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library on Facebook and Twitter.
January 2nd, 2015 by friends in Friends of the Library · Comments Off ·
This is the Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library Christmas Tree at the George Eastman House. Every year the George Eastman House allows a limited number of Christmas Trees from organizations to be displayed there. This year the Friends tree is one of 16 that are displayed there. When an organization displays their tree at the George Eastman House, it is a way the organization can advertize their group while benefiting the George Eastman House. A silent auction is held on all trees, and all of the proceeds go to the George Eastman House.
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!
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
Red Rose Florist and Gift Shop
Aman’s Farm Market
The Reunion Inn
Murph’s Irondequoit Pub
Simply New York
2 Ton Tony’s Pizza
Bay Goodman Pizza
East Ridge Family Diner
Drawbridge Wine and Liquor
Hair By Melissa
Churi’s Coconut Tree Thai Cuisine
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