As 2017 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on what the Friends have accomplished. It was a very good year. We had two very successful fundraisers, a movie and dinner evening at Civile e Tornato, and a wine and chocolate pairing class given by Two Chicks for Chocolate. Thank you to these two Metuchen establishments for their support of the Library. We also had a successful trip to a Yankee Game in the summer and a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Several art shows were held on the second floor art gallery in the Library. With the support of YOU, our members, through these two fundraisers, the October book sale (which was the best we had ever had) and membership, we were able to present a check in the amount of $16,000 to the Library for 2018.
Outgoing FOTML President, Sondra Flite and Library Director, John Arthur holding the $16,000 check..
In November we held out Annual Meeting where a new board was elected. We also learnt how to play Poker! Many thanks to Sondra Flite who was President for 5 years, she will be a very hard act to follow.
As we approach the end of the year, please think about joining the Friends, or renewing your membership. You can pay by Paypal, above, or send a check to the library.
I wish you all the best this holiday season.
Who we are: An all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization.
What we do: Expand the programming schedule and the acquisitions at the Metuchen Public Library through fundraising, volunteer hours, and your membership dues and gifts.
What's New at the Library!
Don't forget, the Library is now open on Sundays from 1-5p.m.
2018 FOTML Board of Directors
President - Sharon Taylor
Vice-President: Linda George
Treasurer: Suling Lam
Recording Secretary: Mara Rosencrown
Corresponding Secretary: Rosemary Schwartzman
Trustees: Lee Liss Maryellen Brown, Sondra Flite and Marilyn Silver
The Friends meet the third Tuesday of the month (except July, August and December) at 7pm in the library Art Gallery. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 on the second floor.
Check out all the great programs that the Friends are funding in November and December, 2017.