Friends of the Berwyn Library

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!

 

Current Board

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

Financial SummariesBy-Laws
FY 2017Revised May 2018

 

AGENDAS / NOTESMeeting Minutes FY 2018
Planning MeetingSeptember 11, 2017
Special MeetingSeptember 16, 2017
 October 2, 2017
Membership MeetingOctober 19, 2017
Board RetreatNovember 5, 2017
 November 27, 2017
 January 22, 2018
 March 15, 2018
 April 30, 2018
Special MeetingMay 14, 2018
Pending Approval - Sept 2018May 21, 2018