Who are the FRIENDS and what do they do?
The Friends of the Berwyn Library are people just like you who enjoy the library and support its programs and services in a variety of ways, much like parents support schools through PTO's.
The Friends exist to raise money exclusively for library programs, materials, special equipment and services, and to promote the library in the community. They generate financial support through fundraising events and membership dues. The organization is led by a volunteer board of officers and maintains a close relationship with the library. The Friends board can be reached by phone at 708-795-8000 ext. 3096, by email at "friends @ berwynlibrary.org" or messaged on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FOBL4LIFE. Fill out a Membership Application and join the Friends today!
The Friends primary fundraiser is the ongoing book sale held in the first floor elevator lobby of the library. Donations from the community are accepted throughout the year to stock the sale. We accept gently used hardcover and paperback books, DVDs and videos for adults and children. We do not accept magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks, or Compact Discs (CDs).
The Friends have a minimum of four meetings per year and host programs. These programs complement the library's mission to support literacy and lifelong learning. Find more information in their latest newsletter (June 2018).
If you want more information about the Friends, leave them a voicemail at 708-795-8000 ext. 3096, email "friends @ berwynlibrary.org", or message them on Facebook and someone will get back to you promptly!
Tammy Sheedy (Interim Library Director), Kendra Nudd (President), Mike Erickson (Vice-President), Lois Hummel (Secretary/Treasurer), Patrice Murtha (Membership), Mildred Ayala, Katie Rose and Sue Stopka (Board Members), and Briana Perlot (Library Liaison).
Friends of the Berwyn Library Organizational Details
|FY 2017||Revised May 2018|
|AGENDAS / NOTES||Meeting Minutes FY 2018|
|Planning Meeting||September 11, 2017|
|Special Meeting||September 16, 2017|
|October 2, 2017|
|Membership Meeting||October 19, 2017|
|Board Retreat||November 5, 2017|
|November 27, 2017|
|January 22, 2018|
|March 15, 2018|
|April 30, 2018|
|Special Meeting||May 14, 2018|
|Pending Approval - Sept 2018||May 21, 2018|