Friends Book Sale Photo Collages – October 21-22, 2016

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Friends of the Lynnfield Library Fall Used Book Sale
October 21-22, 2016

From left to right: Priynka Saini, Dylan Gandhi, Emma Fairchild, Mia DaSilva and Jaiden Gandhi. The children at Story Time were happy to help us drum up enthusiasm for the fall used book sale!

From left to right: Priynka Saini, Dylan Gandhi, Emma Fairchild, Mia DaSilva and Jaiden Gandhi.     The children at Story Time were happy to help us drum up enthusiasm for the fall used book sale!

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library are making final preparations for our favorite fall event. The Annual Used Book Sale takes place Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Meeting House with the “bag of books for $6” taking place in the final hour.  A Preview for Friends’ members only will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday,         October 21, and all Friends’ members are welcome at that time.

According to Friends’ President Ann Decker, “Each year we look forward to this fundraiser which brings the community together for a day of browsing, buying, socialization and fall fun.  The Annual Fall Used Book Sale plays a large part in funding the Library programs and services that we all enjoy.”  Please come and check out our great selection of high quality used adult hardcover non-fiction, small and large fiction and non-fiction paperbacks, DVDs, and music CDs.  Our collection of children and young adult materials should also not be overlooked!

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting Library programs and activities both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year.  If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like information about the organization, please click on the “Join the Friends” tab or email the Friends at friend@foll.org.   Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Lynnfield Library.

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Friends of the Lynnfield Library Fall Used Book Sale
October 21-22, 2016

Request for Donations for the 2016 Friends Annual Fall Used Book Sale

A Collage of Children at last Year's Book Sale

A Collage of Children at last Year’s Book Sale

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library are preparing for our favorite fall event. The Annual Used Book Sale is Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Meeting House with the “bag of books for $6” taking place in the final hour.  A Preview for Friends’ members only will be Friday, the evening of October 21, and all Friends’ members are welcome at that time.

The Friends are seeking donations of hardcover non-fiction, small and large fiction and non-fiction paperbacks, DVDs, music CDs and all children and young adult materials.  Just a reminder that we are looking for materials that are attractive for sale and have no water damage, ripped or missing pages, mold, stains or debris. The Friends cannot accept VHS tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed collections or magazines.  Please keep in mind that in order to give us sufficient processing time, our deadline for donations is October 14, 2016

Please bring your boxed or bagged donations to the Library Circulation Desk or leave them in the library foyer. It would be most helpful for the staff if you could use boxes or bags that you can leave at the library with your donations. The library is accepting donations right up until a week before the sale.  Donation receipts are available upon request.

According to Friends’ President Ann Decker, “Each year we look forward to this fundraiser which brings the community together for a day of browsing, buying, socialization and fall fun. The Annual Fall Used Book Sale plays a large part in funding the Library programs and services that we all enjoy.”

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting Library programs and activities both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year.  If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like information about the organization, please click on our Join the Friends tab or email the Friends at friend@foll.org.   Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Lynnfield Library.

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Wakefield Co-operative Bank Donates to the Friends of the Library

Samantha Lai, Assistant Vice President and Lynnfield Branch Manager of the Wakefield Co-operative Bank, presents a check to the Friends of the Lynnfield Library as part of its community outreach. The Friends are planning to use the donation in support of upcoming fall family programming.

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Pictured from left to right: Ann Decker, Friends President, Ms. Lai, Holly Mercer, Library Director and Samantha Cabral, Assistant Library Director.

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Friends of the Lynnfield Library Annual Meeting – June 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

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The Executive Board of the Friends of the Lynnfield Library cordially invite all members of the organization and members of the Lynnfield Community to attend our Annual Meeting on Monday, June 13th at 6:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine at the Library. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Friends, meet members of the Board of Directors and learn about volunteer opportunities.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be time to socialize with “Friends”, both new and old. A brief business meeting will be held starting at 7:15 p.m.

Founded in 1960, Friends of the Lynnfield Library provides funding for many of the programs that are popular in this community – the Museum Pass Program, DVDs for rental, Bill Sano’s music programs and funding for eBooks to name a few. The Friends are able to do all of this through our Fall and Spring Used Book Sales and fundraising events, such as last fall’s successful “Laughter in the Lynnfield Library”.

The backbone of our financial support is the generous response from the community to our Annual Appeal. May is our traditional month for making this appeal, but we encourage people to join whenever they are able. Membership forms are available at the Library and available on our website: www.foll.org.

The Lynnfield Library is a vibrant gathering spot serving an average of 300 patrons daily and sponsoring almost 300 programs a year for adults and children. It is a member of NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange), which allows access to resources from 28 area libraries. Please come and visit soon!

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Library Director Nancy Ryan Retires

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Library Director Nancy Ryan retired at the end of April after 20 years at the library, with seven (7) of them at the helm.  She will be missed by library staff, patrons, Trustees and Friends of the Library, many of us who got to know her personally.   In an article dated May 11, 2016, The Lynnfield Villager summed up Nancy’s contributions nicely, printing comments from community leaders who attended Nancy’s farewell party.

  • Trustee Faith Honor-Coakley – “Nancy as been a powerhouse in bringing the building project to the community.  She has had so many other accomplishments which is why (she) has our gratitude and admiration.”
  • Trustee Seavey Bowdoin – “Over the years, I have learned how a public library should run, how it should be financed and most of all, what a great public library could be and should be.  We have reached that threshold under Nancy’s direction.  I believe Nancy is the Renaissance director of the Lynnfield Public Library.”
  • Board of Selectman Phil Crawford – “The tremendous turnout this afternoon demonstrates just how much the residents of Lynnfield appreciate the years of service and unwaivering dedication Nancy has shown to the town.  Her spirit, energy and enthusiasm are contagious and are spread throughout her staff and across the town.”
  • Friends of the Lynnfield Library President Ann Decker – “Nancy was really a partner to all of us Friends.  She did not have to always to come to our meetings but she was always there.  She would help the organization set up events, including her (Nancy’s) favorite, the Used Book Sale.”
  • Massachusetts Library System Executive Director Greg Pronevitz – “I know what public library directors go through in their jobs.  There are many challenges and many opportunities but it’s a rewarding job for people who love libraries like Nancy.”
  • Board of Libraries Trustee Chairman Bob Calamari – “She has left this institution in a much better place than when she found it.  We are going to miss (her) greatly.”
  • Library Director Holly Mercer – “I have big shoes to fill.  Nancy not only has a tremendous legacy in this town but in libraries across Massachusetts.  This library is an example of how libraries should be run.  This library is supported and it’s a place where people come to meet each other, talk and get information.  I credit Nancy for cultivating such a strong library.  Nancy will be missed.”

Well, it sure is the closing of one chapter and the opening of another for Nancy.  She is already enjoying her extra spare time and the freedom that accompanies it.  We’re very pleased that she attended the book sale this weekend and will be participating in other activities, selecting from among the options at her own discretion.   This is definitely not goodbye–but hope to see you soon, Nancy.

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Friends of the Library Final Countdown to Spring Book Sale

Kaila George making her Selections at the 2015 Spring Book Sale

Kaila George making her Selections at the 2015 Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library Spring Book Sale will take place this Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the Town Common.    Traditionally the sale items include a large assortment of gently used books and other media materials, ready for appreciative new owners.  So, remember us this weekend and pay a visit to our outdoor market.  We have spent several months diligently preparing and have accumulated quite a variety of materials.

The sale will be part of a great community day with other events on the common and at the middle school.  According to Friends’ President, Ann Decker, “Our Spring Used Book Sale has become more successful each year, a great way to help the library fund programs and services.”  She is thrilled that book lovers will be able to “Come and stock up on summer reading materials at bargain prices.”

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting Library programs and activities both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year.  If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like information about the organization, visit this website and click on Join the Friends, browse the Friends Facebook page, or email the Friends at friend@foll.org.   Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Lynnfield Library.

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Support the Lynnfield Library

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Friends of the Lynnfield Library Seeking Donations for the Spring Used Book Sale, May 21, 2016

Book worms had a super enjoyable time of browsing our eclectic selections

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library have set the Spring Book Sale for Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the Town Common.   In case of inclement weather, the Lynnfield Library will accommodate the sale inside the building.  The sale items will include a large assortment of gently used books and other media materials, ready for appreciative new owners.

The Friends would like to request donations of hardcover non-fiction, small and large fiction and non-fiction paperbacks, DVDs, music CDs and all children and young adult materials.  Please check that your donations do not have water damage, ripped or missing pages, mold, stains, or debris.  The Friends cannot accept VHS tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed collections, magazines, games or puzzles.

Please bring your boxed or bagged donations to the Library Circulation Desk or leave them in the Library foyer.  It would be most helpful for the staff if you could use boxes or bags that you can leave at the library with your donations. The Library is accepting donations until one week before the sale.

“We are delighted that once again, we will be part of a great day of community in the Town of Lynnfield” says Ann Decker, Friends President.  “We will be sharing space with ‘Crafters on the Common’, sponsored by Centre Congregational Church and the Lynnfield Art Guild’s Spring Art Show at the Meeting House.  Just down the road at the Middle School will be all the excitement of Townscape’s ‘Geraniumfest and Kids Day’ with its many activities and beautiful plants. Our Spring Used Book Sale has become more successful each year, a great way to help the Library fund programs and services. Come and stock up on summer reading materials at bargain prices”.

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting Library programs and activities both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year.  If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like information about the organization, please click on the Join the Friends tab on this web site or email the Friends at friend@foll.org.   Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Lynnfield Library.

 

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Welcome Reception for Library Director Holly Mercer

A warm welcome was extended to Holly Mercer at a reception Tuesday. She is settling into her position as the new Director of the Lynnfield Library. The Friends look forward to supporting her as advocates for the Lynnfield Public Library. From left to right: Janine Saldanha, (past President), Faith Honor-Coakley (Library Trustee), Holly Mercer (Library Director) and Priscilla March (past President). We anticipate a great collaboration!P1080895a

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