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
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!
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.