Back home after the winter? If you didn’t join the Friends before, please consider joining for 2013. The funds raised purchase the museum passes, fund programs for teens and adults, as well as the summer programs in the Children’s Room. Pick up an envelope the next time you are in the library. Your contribution is tax-deductible.
We are again accepting donations of gently-read books for the book sale. No textbooks or magazines, please.
Monday May 20th 2013 7:00pm
Monday June 24th 2013 7:00pm
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library thanks everyone who made the Spring Event a success:
Rhonda McClure, professional genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, who gave the audience valuable information in a humorous and informative way
Penny Stratton from the New England Historic Genealogical Society who engineered the entire event
Yan’s China Bistro for donating a gift certificate for our door prizes
New England Historic Genealogical Society for donating day passes for our door prizes
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library have named Jackie Downs and Harriet Weinstein the Volunteers of the Year for 2012. Jackie and Harriet are our Friday team, coming each week for many years to prepare our new books so they are ready for you to check out. This dynamic duo is so conscientious, coming week in and week out to help the Swampscott Public Library. We couldn’t do it without you two!
Thank you for your generous support of our library. We hope you will continue to support the Friends by renewing your tax-deductible contribution as a member of the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, Inc. for 2013.
The Friends is a tax-exempt entity that finances library programs for all ages. In particular, we fund:
* Chorover Author Series, which has featured William Landay, Lisa Genova, Roland Merullo, Lois Lowry, Dennis Lehane, Elinor Lipman, Tom Perrotta, Andre Dubus III, Julia Glass, and Jane Yolen.
*Children’s Room Summer Programs, including Family Night
* Young Adult programs, including art classes, concert of local bands, and teen poetry contest
*Furnishings and equipment
We support the library through volunteer efforts:
*Conducting annual book sale
*Planning a spring Friends event with speakers
*Providing museum passes
*Running volunteer programs to assist library staff
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library provides museum passes for:
*Isabella S. Gardner Museum
*Museum of Fine Arts
*Museum of Science
*Zoo New England Franklin Park & Stone Zoo
*House of Seven Gables
*Harvard Museum of Natural History
*Institute of Contemporary Art
Your dues are our major source of funds, but other ways to give financial support are:
* Attending book sale and other fund-raising events
*Bequests/endowments – contact Alyce Deveau, Library Director, for further information
*Commemorative/memorial/special occasion cards
*Book purchases in honor/memory of someone
*Purchasing book covers
We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Please pick up a membership envelope on your next visit to the library and return it with your tax-deductible dues. Thank you for your generous support in recent years, and we look forward to your continued support in 2013. 100% of your donations go directly to support the library.
Sincerely, Ellen Winkler, President
Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, Inc.
We are not accepting donations for the book sale. Please watch for announcements in the spring to see when we start collecting again. Thank you for your past support.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library would like to thank our two stained glass artists, Ingrid Pichler and Michael Limberakis for their wonderful presentation From Design to Installation. The presentation covered the inspirational and the nitty gritty work of creating these magnificent artworks. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library would also like to thank our community supporters for their donations: Lincoln’s Landing, Red Rock Bistro, Yan’s China Bistro, and Whole Foods Market, Inc.
The Friends is a tax-exempt entity that provides volunteer help, conducts an annual book sale, sponsors programs for adults, purchases all museum passes, funds the library newsletter and underwrites many Young Adult and Children’s Room activities.
To join the Friends, pick up a membership form at the Main Desk of the Library. Donations are tax deductible.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library has selected a winner of the logo contest. The new logo was designed by Sheila Farren Billings. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will use the logo on stationery, as well as items for fund-raising like reusable shopping bags. The Friends thank all the entrants who submitted many excellent designs. The new logo is featured at the top of this web page.
Congressman John F. Tierney presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. The certificate reads: On the occasion of the celebration of its Fortieth Anniversary and in recognition of its contribution to the community through its dedicated support and service of the Swampscott Public Library.
The Friends sell all-occasion memorial cards. They are available at the Main Desk for a minimum donation of $5.00. We will also print an acknowledgement in the newsletter.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library have two endowment programs in place to support programs at the library. One endowment is the Lee Golomb Cadiff Memorial Poetry contest, which is funded yearly to provide support to students in the middle and senior high school who have a love of poetry. The second endowment is the Chorover Memorial program fund. This endowment will be used to fund programs for adults and children and to establish an author series at the library. If anyone is interested in contributing to either of these funds, you may make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Swampscott Library and specify that you would like the donation to be deposited in this account.