Who are the Friends of the Library?
The Friends of the Library are a group of volunteers who work to strengthen the Library’s resources and provide additional services designed to better serve the public.
What services have the Friends of the Library provided thus far?
- sponsored the purchase of two separate museum passes
- sponsored a visit by children’s author David Adler to the Library
- sponsored a visit and luncheon featuring authors Eleanor Kuhns (2013) and Christina Baker Kline (2014)
- purchased a LCD Flat Screen Monitor for the Library’s vestibule
- purchased a Nook and two Kindles for public circulation
How do the Friends of the Library raise necessary funds?
In order to raise the funds needed for their programs and services, the Friends of the Library have organized a series of successful book sales and bake sales. In addition, they have also sold raffles at the Lion’s Club and Kiwanis Street Fairs.
What are the Friends of the Library up to next?
- Downton Abbey Tea Party: Sunday, January 4, 2015–$15 per person.
Want to join?
The Friends of the Library are always happy to accept new members–especially those with school-age children so as to better represent all segments of the Franklin Square community. Meetings have thus far been held on Thursday mornings, however, current members are open to alternating daytime and evening meetings. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 15 at 12:30pm at the Starving Artist Cafe (1045 Tulip Avenue). If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library please call Interim Library Director Peggy Smith at 516-488-3444.
President: Grace Gustafson
Vice President: Betty Krajci
Treasurer: Dorothy Filshie
Recording Secretary: Betty Belford
Corresponding Secretary: Alan Gustafson