Posts tagged with "Friends of the Library"

Posted by daccurso on 08/04/10
NatlNiteOut It was great to see everyone who stopped by our table at National Night Out. The Library will also have a booth at Mane Event on Friday, August 20. We invite everyone to look us up then for more fun and giveaways funded by the Friends of the Library.
Posted by daccurso on 05/25/11
 
Children's fiction hardcovers and paperbacks, as well as adult hardcover fiction, are on sale June 4 and 5 only. Everything 50 cents! So come out and find that perfect summer read. Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and time: Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, noon–4:30 p.m.
Location: Lower level lobby

Posted by ahml1245 on 10/12/10
NewsBlogSummerReading
 

Kids' World manager Yvette Johnson reports that 5,000 kids registered in this summer's reading program at the Library. Another 215 middle school students served as junior library volunteers (JLVs) and contributed 2,239 hours of service assisting with the summer reading activities and with the Library's July 4 Parade float.

Summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas and not needed for farm work, to read during their summer vacation, use the library, and develop the habit of reading.

 "The benefits to young readers participating in a summer reading program are lasting," says Paula Moore, Executive Director at the Library. Reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up, encourages family fun, and can generate interest in reading as a lifelong habit through games, events, and skill-building activities coordinated by the Kids' World staff and volunteers.

Also instrumental to the Library's summer reading program success are the Friends of the Library. The Friends contributed funds for t-shirts, Arlington Theater gift certificates, and a wrap-up pizza party for the JLVs. The Friends generate funds through their quarterly used book sales to support items like summer reading incentives, that are not included in the Library's annual operating budget. The Friends' next sale is their Fantastic Fall Sale on the weekend of October 30-31 at the Library.   More information about the Friends and their sales.


Posted by daccurso on 09/13/10
NewsBlogSummerReading Kids' World manager Yvette Johnson reports that 5,000 kids registered in this summer's reading program at the Library. Another 215 middle school students served as junior library volunteers (JLVs) and contributed 2,239 hours of service assisting with the summer reading activities and with the Library's July 4 Parade float. Summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas and not needed for farm work, to read during their summer vacation, use the library, and develop the habit of reading.  "The benefits to young readers participating in a summer reading program are lasting," says Paula Moore, Executive Director at the Library. Reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up, encourages family fun, and can generate interest in reading as a lifelong habit through games, events, and skill-building activities coordinated by the Kids' World staff and volunteers. Also instrumental to the Library's summer reading program success are the Friends of the Library. The Friends contributed funds for t-shirts, Arlington Theater gift certificates, and a wrap-up pizza party for the JLVs. The Friends generate funds through their quarterly used book sales to support items like summer reading incentives, that are not included in the Library's annual operating budget. The Friends' next sale is their Fantastic Fall Sale on the weekend of October 30-31 at the Library.   More information about the Friends and their sales.
Posted by daccurso on 07/22/09
summerfest-posters_aug061Time, date and location: Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.: Sunday, August 2, noon–4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room and noon–3:30 p.m. / Lindsey Room The Friends of the Library work all year long to bring you deep discounts on used books, magazines, games and more at their sales. On Saturday, a silent auction will be held from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. On Sunday, you get even more savings; fill a grocery bag with books for just $3. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale. You can purchase a canvas bag for $10 to help carry home your bargains. See sampling of silent auction items.
Posted by daccurso on 04/19/11
Stock up on your spring reading at this sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Get super savings on books, music, movies and magazines, and check out the selection of cookbooks, history, sports and children's books at the sale. 
 
You can purchase a canvas bag for $5 to carry everything home. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale.
 
Saturday, May 7
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. -Hendrickson Room and Lindsey Room
Silent Auction 9 a.m.–2 p.m. View a complete list of the silent auction items.
 
Sunday, May 8
noon–4:30 p.m. - Hendrickson Room
noon–3:30 p.m. - Lindsey Room
 
 

Posted by daccurso on 04/16/12

Get super savings on books, music, movies and magazines at this super sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Check out the huge selection of sports, history, children's and cookbooks at the sale. See a complete list of Saturday's silent auction items.

You can purchase a canvas bag for $5 to carry your purchases. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones, are not permitted at the sale.

 
Saturday, April 28
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Hendrickson Room and Lindsey Room
Silent Auction 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Sunday, April 29
noon–4:30 p.m. - Hendrickson Room
noon–3:30 p.m. - Lindsey Room