FOFL President’s Letter
May 5, 2015
June 1, 2015, will be a very important day for us! It is the first day to purchase Books and Brews tickets for our upcoming FoFL Gala on July 11! It will be a big fundraiser for our library. Six different breweries will provide two samples of their beers, and several different stores will offer samples of food treats! There will be music upstairs and downstairs! In addition, there will be a huge silent auction with fabulous baskets of goodies on which to bid! Many different Fitchburg businesses have donated wonderful items to fill these baskets. Then, at the end of the evening, we will have our raffle drawing! We have three items - a pearl necklace, an HD TV, and a $400 gift card from the Apple Store – so you will probably want to buy several tickets. All proceeds from the event are going to help support the Library’s Outreach efforts. And, last, but not least - there will be opportunities for volunteers to work at the event, so stay tuned for more information!
We had a wonderful social on April 29. Attendees donated bottles of wine or gave cash donations to help buy additional items as needed to fill in the silent-auction baskets. Thank you to all who came and to all who donated. Mary Power gave a preview of the new Book Start project which is being funded by the Annual Giving proceeds. The Library and its volunteers are starting out small, with two local, home daycare centers but hoping to expand this early-start reading program in the future. And, as usual, we ate well - with some fantastic homemade goodies by Barbara Rottman and Ann Koski!
Our daily book sales have been wonderful, and donations keep coming in! We have our book sale in June. Watch this site and your email for more opportunities to volunteer.
So, be sure to join us for lots of fun and good times this summer, as we help the Library into the future.
Alice Jenson, President