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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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Friends of the Lynnfield Library Chico’s Fundraiser

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April 29, 2016 from 3-7 p.m.

Chico’s ~ 325 MarketStreet, Lynnfield

  • Make a purchase and when you checkout, please mention the Friends of the Lynnfield Library and we will receive 10% of net sales.
  • Chico’s carries a wide selection of high quality casual, dressy and designer clothes, shoes, accessories, and home goods.  There will be something to suit everyone’s taste!
  • Please visit Chico’s and help raise funds so that the Lynnfield Library may continue its great programs for all residents.
  • If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like information about the organization, visit the Friends’ website:  http://foll.org or email the Friends at friend@foll.org.

 

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Tickets on Sale Now for Laughter in the Lynnfield Library!

Laughter Comedians2Be prepared for a FUNdraiser with hilarious sets by professional comedians, delicious hearty hors d’oeuvres, cash bar for beer, wine, and our signature cocktail, “The Punchline.” Expect lots of laughs at this fun evening of community and comedy — don’t miss it! Ages 21 and over only (sorry, the kids stay home this time). Tickets are now available at the Library, 18 Summer Street, Lynnfield. $35/person.

Our release would not be complete without a few words about our comedians.  The Friends and the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce have chosen two top performers to appear at “Laughter in the Library.”

Dave Rattigan is one of the busiest comics in Boston. He’s headlined some of the best clubs and theaters in New England, opened for The Beach Boys and Nick DiPaolo, and created the themed standup comedy show How Men Think (Or Do They?). He’s appeared in regional television commercials for I-Party and Olympia Sports. He’s written funny columns for the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and others. His CD has been played on XM-Sirius, Slacker Radio.com, Matty’s Comedy 1200, and AOLRadio.com. His video clips have run on Nickmom.com. He’s a regular at the Boston Comedy Festival and this year appeared at the Hampton Beach Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival.

And if that is not enough he has a young daughter at home that is making him question his title of “Boss Man”. Ah, Daddies and their little girls…

Paul Murphy (Paul D’Angelo) spent almost eleven years as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising several of Massachusetts’s busiest courthouses, before building a reputation as a noted criminal-defense trial attorney. The unexpected twist to this story is that, for nine of those years, under the pseudonym of Paul D’Angelo, Paul was simultaneously becoming one of the nation’s top standup comedians.

Combining an energetic, charismatic stage presence and spontaneous improvisational talent with an endless array of intelligent humor delivered in an animated style that grabs and holds the attention of crowds everywhere he performs, Paul’s constantly evolving and diverse selection of original material “takes normal everyday experiences and makes them sound absolutely hilarious.” Critics further write that “(Paul D’Angelo) is an energetic performer who gives a peak performance at every show.” “His quick comedic mind,” “unique observations” and “down to earth, stop-and-think humor” “keeps the crowd in hysterics.”

THANKS to our sponsors! (Sponsorships still available!)
The Savings Bank
First Financial Trust
Wakefield Co-operative Bank
Northrup Associates
Lynnfield Rotary

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Friends of the Library Fall Used Book Sale

P1080501cYoung readers gather in front of the Meeting House with selections from the Lynnfield Library’s new picture book acquisitions. The Friends of the Lynnfield Library Fall Used Book Sale is upcoming on Friday, October 16 (6 – 8pm preview for Friends only) and October 17, (9 am – 2 pm, open to everyone). We’re expecting a great turnout, and we’d like to thank these young people for helping promote the event

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Laughter in the Lynnfield Library

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Get psyched for a FUNdraiser with hilarious sets by professional comedians, delicious hearty hors d’oeuvres, cash bar for beer, wine, and our signature cocktail, “The Punchline.” Expect lots of laughs — don’t miss it! Ages 21 and over only.

Tickets will be available at the Library, 18 Summer Street, Lynnfield, beginning September 18. $35/person.

Date and Time of the Event:  November 14, 2015 from 7 pm to 10 pm.

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Friends Seeking Donations for the Annual Used Book Sale ~ October 16-17, 2015

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library are preparing for our favorite fall event. The annual used book sale is set for Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Meeting House with the “bag of books for $6” sale taking place in the final hour. A Preview for Friends’ members only will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 16, and all Friends’ members are welcome at that time.

The Friends are now seeking donations of hardcover non-fiction, small and large fiction and non-fiction paperbacks, DVDs, music CDs and all children and young adult materials. We would like to remind everyone that we are looking for materials that are attractive for sale.  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 or magazines.

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 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 2015 Annual Meeting

Friends Treasurer Linda Burns and Secretary Lauren George at the 2015 Friends Annual Meeting

Friends Treasurer Linda Burns and Secretary Lauren George at the 2015 Friends Annual Meeting

As we can quote President Priscilla March, “All in all, it’s been a good year for the Friends of the Lynnfield Library.”

The annual meeting is a great chance to recap the events of the year and strategize for the future.  In her address, Priscilla focused on the three major ways the Friends raise funds for the library.  Partnerships with local businesses such as King’s Bowling, Whole Foods and Otto’s Pizza raised approximately $7,500.  Donations from individuals and families facilitated by the annual  appeal are another revenue source (Note: we are now accepting Paypal for payment).  The final fund-raising activity is used book sales and DVD rentals.  In a welcome touch, Priscilla thanked each of us individually by name for our contributions to this year’s success.  She commented on the changing world in library fund raising and how excited we are to be pursuing new opportunities such as a venture with the Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce.

Every year we are privileged to get a library status briefing from Library Director Nancy Ryan.  According to Nancy, “We (the library) have jumped another hurdle in the long process of fashioning a plan for a renovated or new library in a new location.”  She will welcome our “help at next April’s town meeting to get the schematic design approved.”  It’s amazing to note that “patrons visited the Lynnfield Library more than 97,000 times to take advantage of our growing collection…”  The ongoing museum pass program continues to be a popular service.  “In youth services, ‘Singing and Signing’ programs with local performers Wendy Manninen and Vicki Marsh were brand new.”  Nancy praised the contributions of:  long-service library Board of Trustee Kerry Haughney who recently retired, and Priscilla March whose term as president will expire June 30, 2015.

We also heard from Linda Burns, Treasurer.   The Friends are fiscally sound, and doing a great job of controlling expenses while maximizing revenues.  Lauren George, Secretary, whose superb yet succinct notes keep us all on track, read the minutes from last year’s meeting for approval.  Cindy Ouellette, Publicity, summarized the efforts undertaken to get our message out there effectively.

So before you know it, we’ll be preparing for our signature event, the fall book sale.  Donations are already being dropped off, so enjoy the summer and prepare for more excitement soon!

 

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Spring Book Sale a Rousing Success

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

Book worms and fans of other media had a super enjoyable time browsing our eclectic selections

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale took place on Saturday, May 16 on the Town Common.   We’re thrilled to announce that the previous sales record was absolutely smashed!   The sale benefited from the synergy with other town happenings including Geraniumfest, “Crafters on the Common” and a rummage sale hosted by the Centre Congregational Church.  No doubt, we also had a wonderful selection of material available to shoppers, resulting from months of collecting donations, and careful sorting and preparation of material.  Congratulations on a job well done to everyone who participated!

This year's book sale coordinator Marybeth Janakas recruited her daughter Sara to help

This year’s book sale coordinator Marybeth Janakas recruited her daughter Sara to help

Lynnfield residents Delia Cassano and Granddaughter Gabriella attended the sale.  The sale attracted residents from many surrounding towns as well.

Lynnfield residents Delia Cassano and granddaughter Gabriella attended the sale. The sale attracted residents from many surrounding towns as well.  Children are among our most avid participants.

 

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