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Friends of the Exeter Public Library

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Mission

The mission of The Friends of the Exeter Public Library is to support and cooperate with the Exeter Public Library in obtaining resources and services for the public through fundraising, advocacy and volunteering. The Friends of the Exeter Public Library is formed exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes as specified in Sec 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.

Questions? Join us:

Friends Email: friendsofexeterpubliclibrary@gmail.com

Committee

Co-Presidents: Susan Feltus and Martha Walsh

Vice President: Hillary Ireland

Treasurer: Roy Tellini

Secretary: Courtney Marshall

Member at Large: Lorraine Jurdi

 

Liaison with Trustees: Jenny Medlock

Web Link:  Facebook Page

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The Friends of The Exeter Public Library is separate, non-profit community support group for the library. We assist the library by hosting fund raising events and by accepting donations on behalf of the library. Our members also provide a volunteer pool to the library to help with library events and to perform special projects such as maintaining the gardens adjacent to the library building and providing school supplies for the teen room.

We have a large mailing list and a small number of active members. There are volunteer roles for members that entail as llittle or as much time as the member is able to give.  

Friends News

Who is interested in becoming part of a great organization??  Come join our Group! 

Email us at: friendsofexeterpubliclibrary@gmail.com

View the Meeting Minutes at the bottom of this page for more information.

If you are interested in helping the Festival of the Trees decorating committee, please plan to attend our planning meeting on 

Tuesday October 3 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at the library.

At this meeting we will brainstorm ideas for decorations/ colors/ etc and also work on a craft ornament.  Pam and I will bring the supplies for making a clear plastic "ball" ornament that will have what looks like miniature books inside. 

 

To meet our theme of banned and challenged books, the "miniature books" will all be ones that have been challenged or banned. (it's a long list).

 

Please RSVP for acceptance only or if you want to help with the project but can't make this meeting.

The tree festival is Thursday November 30.  Decorating Day is Tuesday November 28.  Our theme will be "banned books".

Ideas for new activities are welcome - what's your passion and what's your vision for our group?

Next meeting: October 10th @ 6:30 PM

Hope to see you there!

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Pictures from the Independence Festival- 2023

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Cribbage

                          Cribbage at the Library

Cribbage will be on Saturday, October 14 10 AM - 12 PM                             

What We Do and What We Have Done...

  • Assist the library by volunteering at community events

  • Promote the library in the community in various ways, including writing letters to the editor of the local paper and staffing informational tables at various Exeter events

  • Donate school supplies for teens

  • Hold fundraisers at Sea Dog Brewery

  • Hold Cribbage groups once a month

  • Partner with Water Street Books to raise funds for library events

  • Maintain the gardens around the sculpture and the rain garden at Founder's Park

  • Funded the new library sign at the Founders Park entrance

  • Participated in a volunteer fair at River Woods.

  • Participated in the Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA

  • Set up the Donate a Book program 

  • Held a plant swap to collect plants for the library garden and get people to come down to the library

  • Held a "Kids Day Out" at the library with crafts and a movie for kids

 The Garden: 

Here are some pictures of the Garden Restoration of the structure.
Reply to this email if you'd like to join our list of garden maintainers.  No experience needed!

friendsofexeterpubliclibrary@gmail.com
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 Sea Dog fundraiser 2023:  We made over $900 on our raffle items - thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers and especially to Sea Dog Brewery!  

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Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA

April 30th was Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA. Here are some pictures from the event.
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Friends of the Exeter Public Library at YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Meeting Minutes

Gallery of Events

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Cribbage Board
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Friends of the Library table set up at Exeter Winter Farmers' Market
Quilt donated for Open House Raffle at the Library
Request for supplies during COVID
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Promoting School Supply Donations
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