Welcome!

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The Friends will not have a meeting during the months of July and August.  We are on "vacation." 

 

Our next scheduled meeting is Monday, September 13th at 7PM.  The location has not been determined at this time.

Please check this page in August for additional information.

Have a safe summer!

The Next Meeting of the Friends is scheduled for Monday,

September 13, 2021 at 7PM.

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                                            *  Orion Starblast Telescope                           Story Times

*  Summer Reading Program

*  Podium for Guest Speakers

*  Canopy Tent - Outdoor Activities     

*  BookPage monthly magazine

*  Playaway Launchpads Tablets-Children 

*  Nintendo Switch, Controllers, Video

*  Computer 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 Rugs                             

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 USUALLY meet in the library's Conference room from 7PM to 8PM on the first Monday of each month, from September thru June.  Due to Covid-19 we are conducting meetings on "Zoom."  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: