Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey

 Greetings!

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor ice, nor more ice, nor gloom of night’s lasting ice, can deter The Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library members from attending its special events at the library or its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 PM. We chart the future of our organization, explore program ideas, decide on sponsorship opportunities, and in general, promote literacy and provide cultural opportunities for all ages in our area.

We have a core of dedicated members, and the current July 2015 – June 2016 year total stands at 67, up from last year. Of course we would like to see our membership continue to grow; what organization wouldn’t? But we also encourage our members to participate at meetings. What are you interested in? What kind of programs would you like to attend? Would you like to participate in planning or implementing our activities?

As an organization, we need to look to the future. We would like some fresh faces and fresh ideas as we look ahead to our changing times. What is relevant to you? What is relevant to the new empty nester? What do younger families need? How can we meet these needs?

A business meeting will follow our February 16 program. Programs are usually 45 minutes; business usually takes 45 minutes. We have a few small standing committees: Foyer Book Bonanza fundraiser, Program Development, Fall Fest, Wreath Fundraiser, and Literacy Programs. Let me know if you are interested in participating in any of these, or if you are interested in exploring something new and different, while having fun doing it! I would love to hear from you! Let’s continue to work together, with the Library, to meet our community’s literacy and cultural needs.

The Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library program brochure is also attached with this email.

Ellen, ejdewey@gmail.com

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford Branch Library.  Please join us.