Friends of ELPL
Friends Annual Board Meeting
Monday, June 3, 2013
Library Conference Room
Come join us! We’ve been waiting for you!
Our serious side
We believe the East Longmeadow Public Library is a vital literary, cultural and social center of our community. Our group supports the library’s activities and provides for some of its needs. We educate the public about library issues, promote good-will, and raise much-needed funds to benefit the library and its patrons. If you take the library and these issues seriously, we think you would make a great Friend!
Our fun side
We put smiles on faces! We smile because we meet new people, strengthen friendships and feel a great sense of accomplishment in what we do. Event participants smile for lots of reasons (just ask them!). The library staff smiles because we raise money for items they need and our events help make the library a great place to visit.
We’re proud to bring you tried-and-true events as well as new endeavors each year and provide materials and funding for the library. Here are just some of the contributions you can be a part of when you become a Friend:
Adult book discussion series
Annual Spring book and bake sale
Annual paperback book sale
Author’s book signings
Evenings with authors
Friends writing contest
Let us put your dues to work
Any patron of the East Longmeadow Public Library is eligible to become a Friend, whether you live in town or not. When you join, your membership fee helps to enrich and promote the library. Much of our support to the library is made possible through membership fees. Let us put your dues to work!
For your membership, you’ll get:
Early admittance to book sales
Use of a discounted pass to the Springfield Quadrangle & Museums and the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Use of a free pass to Historic Deerfield, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Amelia Park Children’s Museum in Westfield, the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton and the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. Free newsletters
Admittance to our monthly Executive Board Meetings
Admittance to our Annual Meeting
Tax deductible membership fees
Pick your level of involvement:
To be a Friend, just complete the enrollment form and pay your membership fee. There’s no other commitment – unless you choose to become actively involved. (We’d love that!) You could provide baked goods for our sale, make research calls to area libraries, help write our newsletter, hang event posters around town, stuff envelopes, sort books for sales, manage an event, brainstorm fundraising ideas, you name it!
For general inquiries, email email@example.com