Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library

HOW TO CONTACT US:

via email to: friendswmjeanesmemoriallibrary@gmail.com

Mailing address:  The Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library | 4051 Joshua Road | Lafayette Hill, PA 19444


We are gearing up for our annual SPRING USED BOOK SALE, which will be held on Saturday April 27 & Sunday April 28.

We need your help!

We do appreciate your continued donations of ‘almost new’ books – especially Children’s Books. 

But…because our book room is overflowing….we have no room left for books!

We ask that the public hold book donations as of April 1st to give us time to organize the collection in preparation for the sale.

We will resume accepting book donations as of Monday, May 6. We appreciate the community’s understanding and cooperation.


The Comic Book Sale was a huge success!

Special thanks to the generous anonymous donor of over 2,000 COMIC BOOKS!  

Thank you to one and all that were integral to this effort by sorting, setting up, helping at the sale, cleaning up and… BUYING COMIC BOOKS!

The Friends continue to welcome used book donations, but please—

NO textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias,  and nothing that is so old it belongs in the recycling bin.

All donations are tax deductible. You can pick up a receipt form at the book donation drop-off carts—located at both the upper and lower levels.

Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to support enhanced library programs and services.


ANNUAL REPORT  

Read our Annual Report 2018 Friends of Library


Our Annual Membership Dues Drive!

Please RENEW your Annual Voluntary Membership or BECOME A MEMBER of the Friends of the Library.

We invite all patrons and neighbors to become members of our all-volunteer group.

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
Attn.: Treasurer

Please note that gifts and membership dues payable to the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial 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.

Click the button below to make secure online payment to join The Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library!

Membership Levels:
Individual      $ 15 
Family            $ 25 
Sponsor         $ 30 
Patron           $ 50 
Benefactor  $100 
Other            $___

 


Annual  Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund  Check Presentation

Nancy Corson

The Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library established the Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund in 2012, in honor of our former long-time Friends board member, who passed away in February of 2012. Nancy was an active and passionate member of the Friends, serving as Membership Chair and maintaining the membership records for many years. In recognition of Nancy’s passion for writing, the Friends have committed to an annual contribution to this fund.
Monies from the Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund support Book and Poetry Writing Contests and Workshops.
Members of the public are welcome to make contributions to the Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund which is managed by the Library

Pictured, left to right: Teen Librarian-Sara Huff, MSLS; Children’s Librarian-Rachel Fecho, Adult Services and Reference Librarian-Adam Gilbert-Cole, MLS receive the $2,000 check for the annual Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund from the Friends of the Library.

Friends present $4,500 1st Quarter Programming Fund Check

The Friends of the Library presented the 1st Quarter Programming check in the amount of $4,500 at the Friends of the Library Board Meeting on 10 January 2019. Pictured: Adult Services and Reference Librarian Adam Gilbert-Cole, MLS


CLICK to read our WINTER 2019 Friends of Library Newsletter


Baby – It’s c-c-c-c-o-o-o-old outside!
When the weather outside is frightful….

It’s like an every-day-book-sale!!
Book Boutique purchases support the library!

Cozy up with a book and support the library at the same time!

Be sure to check the Book Boutique carts often for new selections!

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.

PROCEEDS ENABLE THE FRIENDS TO SUPPORT ENHANCED LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.

LOOKING AHEAD

Friends Board Meetings – Open to the Public!
Second Thursday monthly | 7:00pm | Board Room | Library Upper Level
(No meeting July & August)

Annual Friends Membership Dues Drive

April 11 

SPRING 2019 Used Book Sale: April 27 & 28

May 9 

June 13

NO MEETINGS IN JULY & AUGUST

September 12 

FALL 2019 Used Book Sale: September 21 & 22

October 10 

November 14 

December 12


NEW AT THE LIBRARY!     *Rolling* BOOK BASKETS

To carry or wheel, for your browsing convenience Upstairs use only. Library materials and bags only, no children. If you need assistance in getting materials to or from your car, please ask the Staff for help!
Courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library

Friends present $2,000 year-end gift to Library

Friends Publicity Chair-Denise Maggetti Nowak (right) presents a check for $2,000 to Adult Services and Reference Librarian Adam Gilbert-Cole, MLS. The monies will be used by the Library for the purchase of furniture for the Adult Section of the Library.

Annual  Mary Knowles Technology Fund  Check Presentation

a little interesting history… Follow this link to the Historical Society of Montgomery County PA website to find out:

Who was Mary Knowles?  

The Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library presented their annual check for the Mary Knowles Technology Fund at the October 24 meeting of the Library Board.

The Mary Knowles Technology Fund was established by the Friends of the Library in honor of Mary Knowles, a former beloved library director. The check is presented each October. In response to a request from the Library, the Friends increased this gift in 2014 from $3,000 to $5,000; in 2016 to $5,500; in 2017 to $6,500.

The library used monies from the Mary Knowles Technology Fund for these updates in 2018:
Wireless HDMI for presentations
Replacement of Children’s iPads and iPad Mini
Hotspots
iPad stands
iPad repairs
Grant Station subscription and OPAC repairs
Replacement of WAM–(Wireless Access Manager)

Friends Board President Linda Gardner Doll presents the annual Mary Knowles Technology Fund check to Library Director Lisa Clancy and Library Board members at the Library Board meeting on 24 October 2018. Pictured from left: Friends Board President-Linda Gardner Doll; Library Board Member-Eileen Spector; Library Board Vice President-Dara Nasatir; Library Board President-Dr. Sally Lane; Library Board Member-Diane Smith-Hoban; Library Director-Lisa Clancy, MLS; Library Board Secretary-Jacy Toll; Friends Board Member-Irv Leventhal.

Friends present $1,000 Honorarium Check to recognize Book Sale Volunteers for Spring & Fall 2018 Used Book Sales
Friends Publicity Chair, Denise Maggetti Nowak (right) presents a check in the amount of $1,000 to Jeanes Library Director, Lisa Clancy. The Friends donated $500 each for the 2018 Spring & Fall Book Sales to recognize the hard work of the Book Sale Volunteers. The monies are used to enhance the library’s collection.

BOOK SALES & DONATIONS

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.

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 cart, inside the front entrance to the library. 

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. Thank you!


ABOUT US

The Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library is an all-volunteer organization separate from the library. The Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial 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, provided funding for purchase of a variety of annual passes to local cultural institutions, 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, and convenes its Annual Meeting in March, featuring a Program every EVEN year.

The Friends bookplate and logo, as designed by local artist Martha Maulsby Hovenden (1884-1941), a member of the Corson Family, and daughter of renowned artists Thomas Hovenden (1840-1895) & Helen Corson Hovenden (1847-1935). Except for trips abroad and a brief stay with relatives in Washington, DC, Martha Hovenden resided in the white stucco house, known as the Hovenden House, at the corner of Butler and Germantown Pikes, in the village of Plymouth Meeting. Following the example of her parents, she used Abolition Hall, constructed by her grandfather, George Corson, as her studio. Both the Hovenden House and Abolition Hall are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plymouth Meeting was Pennsylvania’s first National Historic Register district (1971).

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

MEMBERSHIP

Please RENEW your Annual Voluntary Membership or BECOME A MEMBER of the Friends of the Library.

We invite all patrons and neighbors to become members of our all-volunteer group.

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
Attn.: Treasurer

Please note that gifts and membership dues payable to the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial 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.

Click the button below to make secure online payment to join The Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library!

Membership Levels:
Individual      $ 15 
Family            $ 25 
Sponsor         $ 30 
Patron           $ 50 
Benefactor  $100 
Other            $___


 


BY-LAWS   

Click to review our By-Laws


IN MEMORIAM

We remember Friends Board Members….

In loving memory of long-time Friends Board Member & Book Sale Committee Chair Barbara Pio

Barbara was a dedicated member of the Friends of the Library Board and worked diligently behind the scenes to ensure successful Friends book sales, serving as Book Sale Chair for many years. Please click here to read more about Barbara’s life.

Friends Board Members and their guests attend the Library Gala on 09 May 2014: Friends Board Members pictured: (back row) Shirley Barclay, Barbara Pio, Irv Leventhal, Tara Horwitz, Sydelle Zove (front row); Kiki Kuzovich, Margaret Berkey, Lillian McCuen
Friends Board Members: Shirley Barclay, Barbara Pio, Denise Maggetti Nowak
Barbara Pio (right) with fellow Friends of the Library Board Members and their guests attending the William Jeanes Memorial Library Gala on 09 May 2014 held at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Pictured: Tom Doll, FWJML President-Linda Gardner Doll, Greg Nowak, FWJML VP-Denise Maggetti Nowak, Book Sale Committee Chair-Barbara Pio.
Barbara in her element! with the fruits of her labor

In loving memory of Margaret K. Berkey, Past-President and long-time Member of the Friends of the Library Board

article from The Colonial Newspaper, by M. English, September 06, 2007 about Margaret Berkey

click photo, below, to read about Margaret’s life:

Three of the Friends Board immediate past presidents with current president, Linda Gardner Doll. L to R: Kiki Kuzovich, Linda Gardner Doll, Irwin “Irv” Leventhal, Margaret Berkey
Margaret Berkey joined fellow members of the Friends of the Library Board at the Biennial Meeting Program on 08 March 2018 in presenting the Annual Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund Check to the Library.


Annual  Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund   Check Presentation

The Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library established the Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund in 2012, in honor of our former long-time Friends board member, who passed away in February of 2012.  Nancy was an active and passionate member of the Friends, serving as Membership Chair and maintaining the membership records for many years.  In recognition of Nancy’s passion for writing, the Friends have committed to an annual contribution to this fund. 

Monies from the Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund  support Book and Poetry Writing Contests

Members of the public are welcome to make contributions to the Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund  which is managed by the Library

Nancy Corson
Members of the Friends of the Library Board present the Annual Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund check in the amount of $2,000 to the Library at the Biennial Meeting of the Friends of the Library on 8 March 2018. Pictured, Left to Right: BACK ROW: Joan Shaffer, Deborah Harris, Debbie Garnett, Library Board Member-Stan Finegold, Friends Treasurer-Jake Massincaud, Friends President-Linda Gardner Doll Front row: Julia Shaffer, Eileen Lowenstein, Friends Past President-Margaret Berkey, Library Board Members: Sally Lane, Jacy Toll, Library Director-Lisa Clancy, Ken Edick, Denise Maggetti Nowak

 

ANNUAL REPORT  

Read our Friends of Library ANNUAL REPORT 2018 

BIENNIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING PROGRAM  

The Friends of the Library historically hosted a FREE PROGRAM for the public at the Annual Meeting  in March, which featured a guest speaker and was open to the public.

The FREE PROGRAMS are now featured every EVEN calendar year.

 

 

 

 

Members of the Friends Board join President Linda Gardner Doll in presenting the annual Nancy Corson Creative Fund check in the amount of $2,000 to Library Director Lisa Clancy and Library Board President Carole Lukoff at the Friends March Annual Meeting 2017

 

Friends of the Library Board members tour Karamoor Estate Winery, May 2014
Pictured, left to right: Karamoor Winemaker-Kevin Robinson, Sydelle Zove, Irv Leventhal, Kiki Kuzovkich, Nancy Louise Miller, Hinny Leventhal, Denise Maggetti Nowak, Shirley Barclay, Greg Nowak, Joan Schaffer, Ellen Yunker, Linda Gardner Doll, Julia Shaffer, Alden Zove, Tam Paulits
Three of the Friends Board immediate past presidents with current president, Linda Gardner Doll. L to R: Kiki Kuzovich, Linda Gardner Doll, Irwin “Irv” Leventhal, Margaret Berkey

 


Friends Board members walking with the Library staff and Library supporters in the Lions Club Whitemarsh Township July 4 Parade


 

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