Spring 2023

Friends, welcome to Spring!  Yes I did say Spring, although as I write this, I am looking out my window at the remains of 12.5” of snow received during this last weekend of March – with more coming this week!

On the bright side, our daffodils are poking up through the snow, robins are chirping in the trees and the gold finches at the feeder are showing increasingly darker yellow feathers – so nicer weather is on the way!

I am pleased to announce that our end-of-year giving campaign results exceeded our expectations! We had been asked to help fund the replacement of gaming systems in the library Teen Room, iPads in the Children’s Library, a new iPad for the Outreach Librarian, and money to purchase materials to build a Little Free Library for Southdale Park. The annual giving campaign raised enough for all of the above with a good amount of money available to support the summer reading and community outreach programs being planned for this summer. We are waiting to get the final details for these summer programs.


The Friends are currently preparing for 2 exciting upcoming events:

First, we have received a large number of very good-conditioned children’s books – so many that we have decided to hold a special Pop-Up” Children’s Book Sale. This sale will be held in the library lobby near the Daily Used Book Sale shelves on May 6th 10:30am-2:00 pm and will feature a wide variety of children’s books. This will be a great time to stock up on books for your little ones to read over the summer!

The second upcoming event is the large Used Book Sale scheduled for June 15-16-17. Since the cancelation of our February book sale, we have accumulated a very large quantity of books of all genres. We are certain to have something to suit everyone’s taste in reading and hope you make a point of stopping by to browse and buy!


We will be calling out for volunteers to work the June Book Sale and to assist the library staff with the summer programs once those details are finalized. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these, please call and leave a voice message at the Friends’ office (608-729-1788) or email us at fofl@friendsoffitchburglibrary.com and one of our members will contact you.

Thank you for all of your support!


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