Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Sugar Pie and Friends of the Library

When you think about the Friends of the Library, what comes to mind? Book sales, probably, and that makes sense, as our Friends of the Library volunteers are instrumental in sorting and preparing the thousands of books generously donated to the Library every year for the sales in February, May and October. One-hundred percent of the money earned from our book sales goes directly to the Library, and often pays for the free programs we offer to patrons. The Library works hard to make sure that you and your toddlers, teens and senior family members can join us for great lectures and crafts and computer programs for free, but we must pay for the experts and materials to make those programs happen. That’s one key area where the Friends of the Library come in: their financial support means we are able to regularly offer our community the abundant free programs that we do. We are grateful to have such a dedicated group of Friends.

Not all of the Friends of the Library volunteer their time; many Friends are quite busy with family and work and they choose to support the Library by donating money without volunteering. We understand that completely and appreciate everyone who supports the Library, whether or not they are able to spend time here volunteering. Membership to the Friends of the Library is an easy way to say, “My library is important to me.” For $10, an individual receives a year-long membership that includes one free admission to all book sale preview parties. A family membership is $20 for a year and includes two free admissions to all book sale preview parties. The benefactor level is $50 for a year and includes four free admissions to all book sale preview parties, and a new book for the Library collection will be purchased and named in honor of your donation. All members of the Friends of the Library are invited to attend their quarterly meetings and new members are welcome at any time. Of course, if you want to donate more than the basic amount to be a member of the Friends, say, $15 or $25 or even $62.79, we’ll be delighted and proud to have your support.

Why don’t you join us for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, May 16th at 10am? We have a tasty treat in store for attendees. Kelly Maucere of Zionsville’s My Sugar Pie will be at the meeting to talk about how she started her business and to offer samples of her famous (really! Read what Country Living has to say) Hoosier Sugar Cream, Dutch Apple, and Chocolate Sugar Cream Pies.

Be a part of why the Library thrives- be a Friend of the Library.

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