Friends of ELPL
Monday, November 3, 2014
Library Conference Room
Friends of the Library Fundraiser
During the month of October, the Friends of the Library have partnered with Gold Trader and their Lend an Ear… Lend a Hand! charitable program.
Here’s how it works:
1. Donate and item to the Friends. Drop your item or items off at the library or bring them to Gold Trader.
2. Earn money for yourself and the Friends. Bring your unwanted gold, silver, diamond and platinum items (rings, chains, coins, flatware etc.) to Gold Trader at 1360 Allen Street in Springfield. For every sale, Gold Trader will donate an additional 10% to benefit the Friends of the Library. Pick up a Friends Lend and Ear… Lend a Hand! coupon at the library today! A coupon must accompany your item.
3. If you can’t make it to the store, call Gold Trader at 304-2335 and arrange for “at home” service.
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
Admittance to our monthly Executive Board Meetings
Admittance to our Annual Meeting
Free admittance to “Chocolate Sampling”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org