Current Programs & Future Events:
COMING IN JANUARY!
How would you like to own your very own signed, limited edition, Doug Brega print entitled "Winter at Nobska?" The Friends are sponsoring this one time fundraiser in January. It will be displayed in front of the Cireculation Desk. Tickets will cost $5 a chance. Stay tuned!! More info to come!!
The Friends are seeking to fill vacant seats on the Board. If you would like to find out more about serving as a Director, either phone the libary at 525-5400 and leave your name and phone number
or email us at:
Monday, January 6, 2020
Libraries are the Gateway to Knowledge
Have you ever wondered who we are and
what we do?
History: The Friends of the East Longmeadow Public Library became a formal organized group in 1983 with the adoption of a set of by-laws and a board of directors. The board of directors submitted their Articles of Organization as well as new by-laws to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the spring of 1995. On June 28, 1995, the Friends of the East Longmeadow Public Library, Inc. became a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
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 library. All membership fees and profits from fundraisers provide the funding needed to help the East Longmeadow Public Library 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 membership dues, year-round fundraisers, donations, and the sale of Friends' merchandise, the Friends have been able to supplement the library's operating budget.
Membership: 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. Check our Membership page.
Meetings: The Friends meet in the library's Conference 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. 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.
Fundraising activities contributed to the following:
Summer Reading Program
BookPage monthly magazine
Playaway Launchpads for the Children's Dept.
Nintendo Switch, Controllers, Video Games
Brightboard electronic display
New floor in the Community Room
Computers, tables and software for Teen Dept.
5 Kindles and 60 Kindle eBooks
Popcorn machine for the movie matinees
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.
We hope you will join us...today!