Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey

 

It’s a common lament….Where did the time go??? June has arrived…already!! And Friends are reflecting on a wonderful year of accomplishments, and looking forward to even bigger and better ones.
The Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library Grand Opening
was amazing, and librarian Jennifer Patterson has been
running on all burners since day one with programs to interest all ages. And our beautiful electronic sign invites everyone to Library and FOL events. SFTFOL activities and programs included a renowned Ragtime Pianist, Fall Fest for area children, annual Wreath Fundraiser, Christmas tree lighting event, Holiday Social and book exchange, ongoing foyer Book Bonanza, Gift Basket fundraising, Saturday Spanish Classes for children, discussion program with Maiden High School theater students about their controversial play selection, special funding for library programs, a Community Read discussion program, a local author visit, a presentation about a Tutoring Program, funding for an expanded library Summer Reading Program (more about that later), continuing our signature Literacy Project at SF and Catawba Elementary Schools, and the continuing research into ways to enhance the outside area of the library.

But of course, none of the above could happen without a host of dedicated volunteers! SFTFOL members can choose be at the forefront of program development, or can take charge of one event, or can select to assist at a particular event, and of course, we can promote our literacy initiatives by continuing our yearly membership, and sharing our newsletters with non- members.

A separate attachment has been sent along with this newsletter describing the Library’s extensive Summer Reading Program for adults, teens, and children. Please consider helping the staff at any of these events; just call the library and let them know. And feel free to contact me if you have any ideas for Fall Fest or for programs so we can plan next year’s events over the summer.

Thank you all for a great 2014-2015 year!! See you at the June Social Potluck!! 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.