The Friends are such a diverse organization that you, as a Member, will find an event or activity or team to enjoy as we promote the Library to our community. If you are a Member and wish to participate in one of the following volunteer activities, please contact us at: email@example.com.
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Working throughout the year, GOTV informs our membership and Library patrons of the next budget vote and implements a plan to get out the vote.
Hospitality supports functions and events supported by the Friends when requested. The committee welcomes anyone who likes to bake, to help supply refreshments, or to assist as host/hostess at programs. There is time for fellowship and working with members of Friends - no planning, organizing, or hard work involved.
Membership promotes new and renewed Friends memberships, maintains membership records, and assists with book sales by managing new member applications during the sale.
The Friends quarterly newsletter, Book Friendly, features book reviews, writing selections by Friends, coverage of Friends events, and information about upcoming events. Additional contributors are always welcomed.
Used Book Sales
The Friends conduct three used book sales each year each fall, winter, and spring, as well as occasional themed mini-sales. All money raised supports Friends programs for the Library. Volunteers sort books, set up and take down sale areas, and sell books during sales.
Outreach keeps the presence of the Library vital in the community by donating books and magazines, pens, pencils, crayons, and drawing pencils; donating books to the military; making and distributing bookmarks for seniors, youngsters and the New Baby program; delivering books for special programs, to seniors and people who are homebound; and supporting programs like dog therapy, the New Baby program, the Scholastic Buy One-Get One Free sales, the Shatekon Literacy Project, and Parents as Reading Partners.
Plant Swap and Sale
Each year on the first Saturday in June, we host a swapping opportunity for gardeners to exchange some of the gardening books and magazines, extra perennials that come up each year, or annual seedlings that were just too numerous. Many gardeners just bring plants for the Friends to sell, adding to the funds we use for activities and services for the Library community. We always need people to plan the event as well as set up and clean up folks, sales people, and cashiers.
Help us increase public awareness of the Friends and its contributions to the Library and community through newspaper ads, articles, and pictures; newsletter updates; flyers; posters; bookmarks; postings for the Clifton Park and Halfmoon websites - we especially need help in updating electronic calendars on the many social media sites that list community activities.
We're on Facebook and Twitter and want to explore other social media, such as LinkedIn and Pinterest. We are looking for volunteers who have or would like to develop social media skills to publicize upcoming events, post during/after events, and keep in touch with the FOL and Library community.
Two Towns-One Book
Become part of the Two Towns-One Book team to screen nominated books, plan events and publicity, and/or put on the many activities associated with this community-wide read.
Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library 475 Moe Road Clifton Park, NY 12065