May 2015 Newsletter

Hello to all Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library:

This spring is a very exciting time for Friends of the Library as we see the possibilities for a significantly expanded library facility in the relatively near future.

Janina Wesenhagen: A Generous Friend of the Library

We are pleased to announce at this time that Friends of the Library recently received a bequest from the estate of the late Janina Wesenhagen. We very much appreciate this thoughtful gift from our friend, Janina. Her financial Gift has been added to our growing ‘Library Expansion’ Fund.

In past years the AVRL has received a number of bequests which they hold in trust for the Annapolis Royal Library for special equipment, programs and potentially for the Library expansion project. A Bequest or Memorial Gift to the Annapolis Royal Library, whether donated through the Friends Group, the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) or the Town of Annapolis Royal, is a very significant way to support your local Library and to ensure that it will continue to serve future generations. For more information check out the pamphlet ‘Your Library, your Legacy’ on the front desk at the Library.

Summer FOL Activities:

Now that our very popular Winter speaker series is completed, we are gearing up to begin our Summer Market Book Sales — starting on June 6th, and once again we will need volunteers, to sell books, raffle tickets, memberships at the Market.

Request for Market Book Sale Volunteers:

The Market Book Sale is one of the main ways we raised money to support the library. For the past five years we raised around $1200.00 at the Market each summer, and another $1500 to $1800 at the Giant Fall Book Sale.

If you can volunteer for a 2 hour Book Sale shift, sign up on the FOL notice board in the Library. (Shifts run from 8:30am to 10:15am and 10:15am to 12:00 noon).

Summer Market Book Sale Dates for 2015-05-19

June 6, 16, 27

July 11, 25

August 1, 15, 29

September 12

White Point Beach Raffle Draw

Two years ago we raised over $2000.00 from our ‘White Point Beach Weekend for 2’ raffle and we are pleased to be able to offer this popular raffle prize again this year. Buy several tickets on our “2 Nights for 2” Get Away to White Point Beach” ticket raffle. We have printed only 750 tickets, at $5.00 each, this summer, and if we once again sell all the Raffle tickets, we will raise $3000.00 for the Library Expansion Fund. Buy you tickets at the Market, the Library, or from a Friend of the Library. The draw will take place at the Library on September 15, 2015.

Funding the Expansion of our Library

Over the past 8 years, the Friends fund raising efforts have paid for many upgrades to our Annapolis Royal Library and provided support for several library programs. Most recently we purchased a (very expensive) special library shelving unit for the magazines collection and we funded miscellaneous program costs, including awards and a Pool Party Celebration for the Summer Reading Program participants. We have decided recently, that ninety percent of all future fund raising will be put into the Library Expansion Fund while the balance will be used to support current Library programs and facility upgrades.

Annual Membership Renewals:

You can update your annual FOL $5.00 membership at any time at the Library Desk, or you can take out a convenient, lifetime membership for only $35.00—$50.00 for a family.

Thanks for your commitment to the Annapolis Royal Library

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