Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library
STUDENTS: Can’t find a book on your Summer Reading List?
Check out the Friends Book Boutiques!
Check the book boutiques for your Summer 2017 Reading Lists.
When you can’t find the books you need to read – be sure to look through
the Children’s and Teens’ Book Boutiques at the library.
Book Boutique carts are located at both the upper and lower library entrances.
Read our latest news in our Newsletter SUMMER 2017
We need your help!
Much of our inventory was depleted following our spring book sale.
All donations are tax deductible. You can pick up a receipt form at the book donation drop-off carts.
See you in September…
Be sure to check the Book Boutique carts often for new selections!
Send us an email: email@example.com
Tell us what kind of books you’d like to see on the Book Boutique carts.
The friends maintain two Book Boutiques which are stocked and updated regularly to ensure a fresh selection!
Children’s Book Boutique: on the lower level, against the left wall just inside the double doors leading to the children’s area.
Adult & Teen Book Boutique: on the upper level to the left of the main entrance
Book boutique proceeds enable the Friends to support enhanced library programs and services.
LOOKING AHEAD IN 2017
Friends Board Meeting SEPTEMBER 14 Fall Used Book Sale SEPTEMBER 16-17 National Friends of Libraries Week OCTOBER 15-21
The mission of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library is to promote and supplement the services, programs, and facilities of the library through various fundraising and volunteer activities.
The Friends of the William Jeanes Library group was established in 1950. Since that time the organization has been a vital force in supplementing Library funding. Donations received through the annual membership drive and proceeds generated by used book sales have enabled the Friends to support Library services in many ways. We have augmented the purchase of new technology, books, and other media, sponsored adult and children’s programs, contributed as a major donor to the recent building renovation and expansion, and responded to special funding requests as they continue to arise.
All Whitemarsh residents and Library patrons are welcome to join the Friends of the Library.
The Friends Board of Directors holds its public meetings the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., September through June. Meetings are held in the Board Room on the upper level of the library.
Biennial Membership Meeting
Every EVEN CALENDAR YEAR in March, the Friends Board hosts a meeting of the membership, which is open to the public. During this event, the Board holds a brief business meeting, which includes reporting on the year’s activities and fundraising results, election of officers, and welcoming new Board members.
The business portion of the meeting is immediately followed by a special program. Light refreshments and socializing top off the evening.
To learn how you can participate in Friends activities, click HERE
We invite all patrons and neighbors to become members of our all-volunteer group. By clicking the HERE, you can join the Friends and make a secure, online credit-card payment. If you prefer to pay your annual membership dues by check, please click HERE to print and complete the MEMBERSHIP FORM, and mail or hand-deliver your check to:
Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library
4051 Joshua Road
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Please note that gifts and membership dues payable to the Friends of the Library are processed by the Friends organization and managed by the Friends Board. The Library’s Annual Fund drive (which supports routine operations) and other special funding campaigns are managed by the Library’s Board of Directors. The Library Board appreciates the support of its Friends organization and the supplemental gifts that enhance regular services. Both organizations are certified as tax-exempt charitable institutions, and all gifts are tax-deductible, consistent with IRS regulations.
The highly anticipated Friends semi-annual book sales (offered in September and April) attract buyers from the entire region. Held in the Willaman Community Commons on the library’s lower level, the sales offer titles for every reading level and interest area.
Dates and times of upcoming book sales are posted on the library’s website, noted on flyers and bookmarks, and publicized through social media.
Every day – throughout the year! the Friends Book Boutiques offer for sale a premium selection of books (book carts placed near the entrances on each library level).
The Friends welcomes donations of gently-used books, CDs, and DVDs, which will be sorted and sold, either at the semi-annual sales or at one of the boutiques. Boxed or bagged donations can be left on the designated book carts, located inside at both the upper and lower library entrances.
Please—no textbooks, magazines, or encyclopedias.
All donations are tax deductible. You can pick up a receipt form at the book donation drop-off carts. Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to support enhanced library programs and services.
Just some of the programs that are sponsored by The Friends of the Library:
PECO Green Region Open Space Grant Excerpt from the Library 2015 Annual Report:
“The Friends of the Library provided the $3,000 match to enable the library to apply for a PECO Green Region Open Space Grant in the amount $2,500. The grant supported hiring GreenWeaver landscapes to design a Natural Woodlands using only native plants. Still to be purchased are bird houses and signage. The woodlands is a beautiful addition to the library’s landscape and will be used for storytimes, native plant programs, and relaxation. Volunteers and Acer Consulting, along with GreenWeavers, spent two weekends in April 2016 (one dry and one wet!) preparing and planting the gardens”. (several members of the Friends Board joined the volunteers on these weekends).
Monies from The Friends of the Library support the “Mary Knowles Technology Fund”
Installation of new unified WiFi system
Purchase of 4 iPads and docking stations
Wireless Mobile Printing
Monies from the Friends of the Library
are used toward the purchase of several MUSEUM PASSES
ANNUAL REPORT Read the Friends Annual Report 2016
BIENNIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
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