Support the Library: Become a Friend in 2017!
The 2016 membership campaign is officially underway and attached is the membership form. Hoping you’ll take a minute to join and/or renew your membership and support of our wonderful Andover Public Library.
Membership categories include:
OLDE Friend (senior) $3,
YOUNG Friend (student) $3
GOOD Friend (individual) $5
FAMILY Friend $10,
BUSINESS Friend $25,
LIFELONG* Friend $150 and
BFF* Best Friend Forever (patron) $500.
*Lifelong and BFF members include a Library Friends nylon tote bag.
As you know, the Library Friends sponsor fundraisers, events and special projects (such as Santa and Mrs. Claus visit, Subway, Barnes & Noble gift wrapping, raffles and auction) to generate public interest in the library and secure materials that are beyond the scope of its regular budget.
The Friends of the Library would like to say a heartfelt thank you for all the bequests we received during this past year. Support for the Friends allows us to continue with our ongoing financial support for new books and DVD’s, children and adult programs, museum and other passes, an education scholarship or an Andover high school senior and a free summer concert. This past year the Friends refurbished and spruced up the lower level of the library for our younger patrons and programming presentations.
For 2016, the Library Friends have plans to purchase rolling shelves for the children’s room, a wireless sound system to use for programs and other library events. We hope also to sponsor a brick paver fundraiser this spring to enhanced the landscaping around our sign on Rte. 6. We welcome your ideas and suggestions.
Participating as a Library Friend means as little or as much as you wish. Volunteer opportunities include: baking, chairing 1 fundraiser or a committee, gardening, communications, handiwork and more. Hope you’re able to join in.
Thanks for being a friend!
Gretchen Stein, President
Andover Friends of the Library