Do you have too much STUFF? Do you agree with comedian George Carlin when he says that “A house is just a pile of STUFF with a roof on it!”? Join us at 6:30 pm for refreshments followed by the business meeting at 7:00 pm. Capping off the meeting at 7:40 pm, we will be treated to a program presented by the King of Clutter Control, Dave Downs.
Clutter Control is a light-hearted, entertaining and educational program that explores the 10 big reasons why we hold on to our STUFF. You’ll leave with some great ideas why our garages and basements fill up with STUFF and what we can do about it.
Please make an effort to attend this important meeting of the Friends’ organization–and bring a friend who might like to join us! Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be a member!
Ellen Lederman surveys the Raffle Choices at the "99 Restaurant and Pub"
November 5, 2012 marked the first Friends of the Library “Dining for a Cause” event. It took place at the “99 Restaurant and Pub” from 5-9 p.m. The event was very rewarding for the Friends, who earned a percentage of the proceeds of gift certificates and both eat-in and take out meals. Silent auctions and raffles added to the proceeds realized by the Friends’ organization. Thanks for Stacy Dahlstedt’s coordination of the fundraiser and to all the other Friends/local companies who donated raffle prizes or time and attention! Thumbs up to the “99″ for hosting this event.
Rajen, Shaila and Rahul Desai
The Lynnfield library held a reception on November 3 in honor of everyone who supported the upgrades to the children’s room. This included seven Lynnfield families, the Friends of the Lynnfield Library, the Rotary Club and the Lynnfield Community. Great efforts were made by many in the planning and implementation of the improvements. Artist Shaila Desai, spent may late hours on the superb brightly colored mural now adorning the room.
Library employee Pam Griswold poses under the new mural
At Left the artist Shaila Desai with various town officials and Janine Saldahna (purple sari), President of the Friends of the Library
The Board of Trustees of the Library and Board of the Friends of the Library pose for a photo at the end of their Potluck dinner
The Board of Trustees of the Lynnfield Library and the Board of the Friends of the Library enjoyed a joint potluck dinner at the Lynnfield meeting house on October 25, 2012. Issues of mutual importance were discussed, with the joint goal of optimizing library services. The Trustees/Friends expressed great satisfaction with the success of the recent book sale and agreed to consider ways to make it even better next year. We also conversed about final arrangements for the upcoming “Dining for a Cause” fundraiser at the “99 Restaurant and Pub.” Many delicious selections were provided by the members for the Potluck dinner. Thanks are in order to Ann Decker for coordinating the event.
A Sweet Treat: Strawberry Shortcake hidden under a scrumptious whipped cream frosting
Kerry Haughney, Board of Trustees and Nancy Ryan, Library Director with the desserts
Thanks to Ann Decker for coordinating the Potluck Dinner!
- Janine Saldahna, President of the Friends of the Library and Nancy Ryan, Library Director, prepare for the 2012 Friends Annual Fall Book Sale
The Annual Used Book Sale on October 20 sponsored by the Friends of the Library was very successful! Many thanks to all those who contributed their time and efforts over several months to make it a success. Among those whose efforts should be recognized are Linda Burns, Book Sale Chairperson; Nancy Ryan, Library Director; Alexis Gilbode, Logistics Coordinator; Janine Saldahna, Friends’ President; and Sue Durkee’s sorting group. Thanks are also in order to all those who donated and purchased books or joined or renewed their Friends membership.
Many enjoyed browsing the wide variety of selections available at the sale and brought home armfuls of books. We expect that they will have countless hours of reading pleasure.
Lori Murphy with a possible selection.
Shannon Lilley and son Mathew were among the customers in the Children's Room upstairs at the Meeting House
Peggy Borucki was pleased with the many choices she made
The Friends of the Lynnfield Library (FOLL) invite you to a Fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant 317 Salem Street, Lynnfield on Monday, November 5 between the hours of 5 – 9 PM. The 99 Restaurant will donate 15% of your guest check to the Friends of the Lynnfield Library. Please stop by the 99 Restaurant to support the Friends. You can participate in 3 ways: Eat-in, Take-out and Gift Certificates. You can also participate in our raffle and win great prizes! Vouchers must be presented at the beginning of your meal or when you purchase a gift card that evening in order to ensure the Friends benefit. You can pick up a voucher at the Library, or download and print the form here.
The Friends is a non-profit organization that supports the many programs and activities of the Library both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year. We look forward to seeing you at the 99 on Monday, Nov. 5!
For more information please email email@example.com.
Young Patrons of the Lynnfield Library Pose for a Publicity Photo for the Upcoming Friends of the Library Annual Fall Book Sale
- Left to Right: Sahil Patel, Ava Cook, Owen Doherty, Brennan Curley, John Burns, and Genna Gioioso
The Friends of the Lynnfield Library are actively seeking donations of gently used books, music CDs, and DVDs in preparation for the popular annual Used Book Sale in October. To assist residents who would like to donate materials, we offer a home pick-up service. If you have paperbacks, hardcover books, music CDs, or DVDs to donate, simply call Friends’ Board Member Alexis Gilbode at 781-608-4179 to arrange a time for a Friends’ volunteer to pick up your donations at home and provide you with a receipt. Otherwise, please leave boxed or bagged donations at the circulation desk or in the Library foyer. Small and large adult paperbacks, DVDs, music CDs, and hardcover or paperback children’s and young adult books are needed.
“Because people have so many options about where to donate,” said Nancy Ryan, Director of Lynnfield Library, “we strive to make the donation process as convenient as possible. The fall Book Sale has been our primary fundraiser for many years and we hope to continue the tradition.” Items that go unsold will be offered to benefit other local community organizations.
The annual Used Book Sale will take place on Saturday, October 20 in the Meeting House from 9am to 2pm. The “Bag of Books for $4.00 Sale” will take place from 1pm to 2pm. We provide the bags. The Friends’ Preview will take place at the Meeting House on Friday, October 19 from 6pm to 8pm. To be eligible to attend the Friends’ Preview, individuals must be a member or join the organization that evening. All are welcome. Information on
joining the Friends is available by clicking on “Join the Friends” tab.
All donations to the Book Sale support The Friends of the Lynnfield Library. The Friends is a non-profit organization that supports the many programs and activities of the Library both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year.
The Friends of the Lynnfield Library hosted a reception honoring its volunteers. The reception was held at the Meeting House on the Lynnfield Common on Thursday, June 21. It was a chance for all the hardworking volunteers to get together and enjoy each others company. Delicious refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, sandwiches and dessert were served. The Friends appreciate all the generous efforts of its volunteers on behalf of the library.
Friends Board members Marie Hill and Karin Round prepare to greet volunteers
Nancy Ryan, Director; Stacy Dahlstedt, Friends President; and Edith Burns
Incoming Friends President Janine Saldanha greets Lynnfield Selectman Al Merritt
Evelyn Round and Margaret Markham in conversation
A group of volunteers enjoying the reception
- Adult hard cover books
- Small and large adult paperbacks
- Music CDs
- Hardcover or paperback children’s and young adult books
- Saturday, May 19 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the Common
Donations of gently used materials are now being accepted at the Library. Leave your boxed or bagged donations in the Library foyer, in the blue containers at the bottom of the entrance ramp, or at the Library Circulation desk. The library is accepting donations of gently used books right up until the time of the sale. Proceeds from the sale support the library and its programs such as the Summer Reading Program and the Museum Pass Program.
Home pick-up of donations is available!
To schedule a pick-up, call Friends’ board member Alexis Gilbode at (781) 608-4179 to arrange a time. If you would like to help out in other ways, please contact Friends President Stacy Dahlstedt at 781-334-6223.