Friends of the Exeter Public Library
Friends of Exeter Public Library and Sea Dog Brewery
Beer and Books
Come for the beer, come for the great raffle with excellent prizes!
Wednesday, May 17 @ 5-8 PM
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chairs: Susan Feltus and Martha Walsh
Vice Chair: Hillary Ireland
Secretary: Courtney Marshall
Treasurer: Dottie Cieslewicz
Member at Large: Lorraine Jurdi
Web Link: Facebook Page
We are not a large group and we are not expected to be hosting a lot of activities or doing fund raising. Our focus is mainly to act as a community advocacy group for the library. This includes existing as a separate non-profit group that can accept donations on behalf of the library (as tax regulations prohibit certain groups from donating to the library though the town organization structure) and, as possible, serving as a "volunteer pool" when the library needs to get a project done. The latter role can vary widely, from maintaining the gardens to supporting the library warrant article.
The bottom line is that our role is very flexible and can involve as much or as little work as each member is comfortable with.
Hope to see you there!
Kathy Boudreau, President, Friends of the Exeter Public Library
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View the Meeting Minutes at the bottom of this page for more information.
The May fundraiser event at Sea Dog is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th @ 5 - 8 PM at Sea Dog Brewery in Exeter ! Once again they will brew a bespoke beer for us and give us a portion of the proceeds from selling it. We need items to raffle, empty baskets to stuff with items and people to staff our table - we'll have fun!
Ideas for new activities are welcome - what's your passion and what's your vision for our group ?
Proposal to become a recipient of NH Charitable Gaming Funds
The future of our group! 2 of our officers have been elected to be Trustees of the Library and so will have to step down from their leadership positions. Without a few new leaders our group may have to disband. Can you help?
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 pm in the library. Hope to see you there!
Hope to see you there!
Cribbage at the Library
Cribbage will be on Saturday, May 13 10 AM - 12 PM
What We Do and What We Have Done...
Rehab and maintain the gardens in Founder's Park, both the garden around the sculpture and the rain garden
Collected donations to fund the new library sign (coming soon to Founders Park)
Assist the library by volunteering at community events (like the open house)
Promote the library in the community in various ways, including writing letters to the editor of the local paper and staffing info tables at the Exeter farmers' Market
Set up the Donate a Book program
Set up the program to collect school supplies for teens
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
Held a fundraiser at Sea Dog Brewery
Hold Cribbage groups once a month
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!
Sea Dog fundraiser: We made over $400 on our raffle items - thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers and especially to Sea Dog Brewery! Once they finishe selling the Page Turner IPA we'll get the final fundraising check from them and will let you know the total.