Join the Friends of the Library
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.
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Friends Email: email@example.com
Chair: Kathy Boudreau
Vice Chair: Aimee Delaney
Secretary: Sara James
Treasurer: Susan Scales
Web Link: Facebook Page
Who is interested in becoming part of a great organization?? Come join our Group!
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm in the library.
The Friends Of the Exeter Public Library is looking for someone to become our Vice-President.
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
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
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Sign into Amazon Smile: https://org.amazon.com/npo/portal
Then click on this link: Shop AmazonSmile (top of the page).
Sign into your account, use this term for the search "Friends of the Exeter Public Library," click the yes box, and shop away.