Vinick Memorial Scholarships

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Norma & Bernard Vinick

Due to the generosity of the Bernard Vinick Trust, the Friends of the East Longmeadow Public Library, Inc. will present 2 scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500, to two graduating seniors. 


Eligibility requirements are:    
* Resident of East Longmeadow

* Entering their freshman year as a full-time student at an accredited college.

                 See application for more details:  

The Next Meeting of the Friends is scheduled for Monday,

December 6, 2021 at 7PM

in the library's 

Community Room

The Friends of the East Longmeadow Public Library, Inc. is dedicated to fostering a love of libraries, books, and reading in the East Longmeadow community.  It is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization.  Our mission is to advocate and financially support the East Longmeadow Public Library.  Membership dues and our fundraising activities enables our library to move from good to great - providing the resources for additional programing; much needed equipment; support for all summer reading programs, and special events throughout the year.

Purpose:  The Friends believe the East Longmeadow Public Library is a vital literary, cultural and social center of our community. We help educate the public about library issues and promote good-will. Our organization is committed to financially supporting the East Longmeadow Public Library so that it can offer outstanding activities and programs to individuals of all ages.

Accomplishments:  We are proud to bring you tried-and-true events and are open to learn and participate in any new endeavors.  Thanks to the support of the membership dues, year-round fundraisers, donations, and the sale of Friends' merchandise, the Friends have been able to supplement the library's operating budget.  Take a look at some of our investments below:

*  Museum Passes                                            Story Times

*   Orion Starblast Telescope

*  Summer Reading Program

*  Podium for Guest Speakers

*  Canopy Tent - Outdoor Activities     

*  BookPage monthly magazine

*  Playaway Launchpads Tablets-Children 

*  Nintendo Switch, Controllers, Video

*  Computer & Movie Licenses

*  Computers, tables & software-Teens 

*  Kindles and eBooks

*  Arts & Craft Kits "To Go"

*  Popcorn Machine-movie matinees

*  Physical enhancements:                                  1. Community Room Floor

    2.  New Carpets - both floors                          

Qualifications for membership:  Any patron of the East Longmeadow Public Library is eligible to become a Friend regardless of where you live. When you join, your membership dues helps to enrich and promote the library.  

Time Restraints?  Interested in helping the Library, but don't have the time to actively participate?  We understand.  What about becoming a supporting Friend?  The Friends offers memberships to those who would like to financially support the library on an annual basis.  We offer a variety of support levels. 

Meetings:  The Friends meet in the library's  Communnity room from 7PM to 8PM on the first Monday of each month, from September thru June.  Members are welcome to attend and share new ideas OR email us at foelpl@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you! We discuss proposals for new fundraisers and consider requests made by staff in an effort to help make our library one of the best in Western Massachusetts.

 To join, renew or donate

If you have any questions or suggestions for the Friends, or would like to update your contact information or email address, please email the Friends:  foelpl@gmail.com

The Friends' Organization is a Member of the Following:

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You Can Support the Friends by:

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"You shop.  Amazon gives."  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the East Longmeadow Public Library, Inc. whenever you shop AmazonSmile.  

Paving the path to literacy one brick at a time.  Remember a loved one; honor a teacher; celebrate a special occasion like a graduation, birthday, anniversary, retirement; or promote your business.  Set your name in stone for decades.  When you purchase a personalized, engraved brick to be placed in the Literacy Path you are helping the Friends provide programing, events and materials benefiting the library and its patrons.  

More ways you can help: