Friends of the Library
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AUTHOR RECEPTION: Sun., March 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Friends will host an Author Reception for local area novelists, poets, historians, illustrators, and publishers. Special guests speakers will discuss their work and books are available for sale and signing. If you wish to participate in the author’s reception as a novelist, etc., please email us at email@example.com.
The library needs more than books. It needs Friends.
Friends of the Newburgh Free Library are a volunteer group of people who believe in the importance of books, cultural activities, and libraries for people of all ages.
- To increase community awareness and use of the Newburgh Free Library;
- To raise money for gifts for the Library;
- To sponsor programs to add to the cultural life of the community;
- To create public support for the Library
The Friends of the Library recently hosted an Appreciation Day Luncheon
for the staff at the Newburgh Free Library. The members of the Friends
group who facilitated the luncheon are gathered around the table at
the library, just before the staff enters. They are from left to right:
Paul Hill, Judy Boucher, Anne Whipple, Debby Hill, Elsie Beauchamp,
Jackie Fairly, Thelma Underhill, President Suzanne Dawes,
Robin Grove, and Lou Dawes.
REGULAR MEETINGS – The Friends of the Newburgh Free Library meet the last Wednesday of every month at the library at 4 p.m. during fall/winter and 7 p.m. during the spring. Help plan activities to support the Library. New members welcome.
ART SHOW – Each year in April the Friends supports a non-juried Community Art Show hosted by the Newburgh Free Library and open to all artists in the area. Artists compete for awards in several categories including Best of Show.
BOOK DONATIONS – The Friends accept donations of good used books and DVDs. No outdated, smelly or damaged materials are accepted, including encyclopedias, textbooks, condensed books or videos. Drop books off at the library. For large donations of over 5 boxes, call 845-563-3605.
BOOK SALES – The Friends’ Annual Book Sale draws hundreds of bibliophiles from all over. Thousands of gently-used books are offered at great prices. The Friends also sponsor a fall book sale and an ongoing sale of books and tote bags inside the Library.
FALL HOLIDAY BOOK SALE
The Fall Holiday Book Sale offers quality best-sellers, coffee table books, art books and other books that are perfect for gift giving. Admission is free.
JUNE BOOK SALE – Held the second Sunday in June.
This book sale offers great books at great prices. Featured are bestsellers, other hardcover and paperback books, children’s books and specialty books. Tote bags can also be purchased.
Admission is free.
A preview sale is held the night before to give you first picks on the best books. Admission is $10 which gives you a year’s membership to the Friends. Light refreshments are served.
PROGRAMS AND MATERIALS – Funds raised by the Friends are used to help support library activities such as cultural events and the Summer Reading Program, and for materials such as DVDs, books on CD and new titles. An annual Regina Angelo Scholarship is given to a Newburgh Free Academy student who has been actively involved in community service.
You may download our membership form.
For information about the Friends, call 845-563-3619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.