Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Friends of the North End Branch Library





JOIN THE FRIENDS!
Your dues support these and other upcoming programs as well as provide needed equipment for the library. Membership is for the calendar year, but it's never too soon to send in your dues!
Use the Membership button above to see dues rates and payment options.


UPCOMING EVENTS
COME ONE, COME ALL! COME ONE, COME ALL! COME ONE, COME ALL!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
LUNCH, MUSIC and 50/50 RAFFLE
Saturday, Dec. 2nd
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This is a great time to see Library friends and enjoy delicious foods and desserts. Music by The Joneses, a popular husband and wife duo. Take your chance on the 50/50 raffle and help the Library at the same time!


FYI - ANOTHER HOLIDAY TREASURE!
38th Annual
CHRISTMAS IN SALEM HOUSE TOUR
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In nearby Salem, Mass (accessible by commuter rail or a short drive) see professionally decorated historic homes with wine tastings, walking tours and the Garden Club boutique. Free trolley to the parking lots. Tickets $35. More info at www.christmasinsalem.org
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:30-4:30
Sunday, Dec. 3, 11:30 - 4:30*
*Contact Michele Brogan at mkeltz3@ gmail .com if you would like to travel with other Friends of the North End Library, on Sunday, Dec. 3rd .

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CHECK OUT THE FRIENDS
BOOK SALE
The Book Sale is now in business EVERY day when the library is open. You will find gently used books and dvds for all ages and all of them are CHEAP!
It's a great way to support your library.


LIBRARY SURVEY RESULTS
The Friends of the North End Library would like to thank all of our neighbors who participated in the library Survey to improve our local library.  We are very pleased with the number of responses we received as well as the quality and thoughtfulness of the responses.  The number of responses exceeded our expectations.  We now have good information on how to improve our programs and the library in general.   The results of the survey demonstrate that the library has a loyal group of users.  The responses indicate that obviously most people use the library for the books.  Other highly enjoyed uses of the library include the author talks, book club, movie club and road trips. 
Some responses suggested that they would like more computers and additional types of programs like exercise, music and educational, e.g. how to use resources.
One consistent response mentioned the energy and devotion of our new librarian, Jennifer Hawes and the helpfulness of her staff.  
On the negative side, some people commented on the darkness of the rooms and lack of cleanliness but others mentioned that they enjoyed the clean, well lit spaces.  The difference of opinion may be because some people have not seen the recent painting and cleaning of the interior of the library.   Please come back to see how much our space has been upgraded.  As you may know, the City is in the process of renovating all of the branch libraries.  The North End renovation is a few years away.
One issue the Friends cannot easily resolve is that many people want the library to be open more hours, especially another night and on Sunday.
The Friends intend to use the information in the survey to focus our attention on improving the library experience for the North End community, including increasing the number of author talks and adding more trips and other programs suggested in the survey.
If you want to volunteer to assist the Friends in our programs, our main volunteer activities include gardening around the library, book sorting of all books for our daily book sale, preparation of flyers for our programs, developing a program or just assisting with a program. 
Every member can volunteer for whatever the member likes to do and not be obligated to be responsible for any amount of pre-determined time commitment. 
If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to info@friendsnelibrary.org, or attend our monthly board meetings which are held at the North End Library on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
 If you have paid your annual dues, you will receive our monthly newsletter which lists our activities. To pay your dues or for more information, please go to our website. www.friendsnelibrary.org.
Again, thank you for assisting us in improving our library.
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 OUR MISSION
The mission of The Friends of the North End Branch Library is to create public support for expanding programs; to intensify community awareness and use of the library; to aid in public relations; to raise equipment and furniture fundings or related projects; to act in cooperation with the librarian; to serve as liaison between the community and the library staff; to preserve the continuity of the Boston Public Library system.




MONTHLY MEETING
The monthly meeting is held on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm - 7:30pm (September - June). Please join us in the back of the library.


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Check our Monthly Schedule for Events

MONTHLY EVENTS SCHEDULE


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VOLUNTEER


gardening - book sorting 
marketing - communications
programs - events - teach a class
give a lecture - start a book group

Help keep our library the best branch in Boston.

If interested in volunteering please email us at info@friendsnelibrary.org

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2017-2018 OFFICERS

President - Chris Sabbey
Vice President - Rita Pagliuca
Treasurer - Judith Ives
Secretary - MJ Shultz

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CONTACT US:
Friends of the North End Branch Library
P.O. Box 130197
Boston, MA 02113

Links for the Friends Group

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ADDRESS & HOURS
North End Branch Library
25 Parmenter Street
Boston, MA 02113

MONDAY 10:00am - 6:00pm
TUESDAY 10:00am - 6:00pm
WEDNESDAY 12:00pm - 8:00pm
THURSDAY 10:00am - 6:00pm
FRIDAY 9:00am - 5:00pm
SATURDAY 9:00am - 2:00pm
SUNDAY  CLOSED