Agawam Massachusetts Public Library

 

Friends of APL

the friends of the agawam public library invite you to participate in our 6th annual holiday basket raffle

We are looking for basket donors and basket winners!
Feel free to donate a basket of goodies with a theme of your choice
Or stop by the library and buy some tickets to take your chance
On one (or more) of the lovely baskets!

The baskets will be due by November 14 and will be on display in the library

From Monday, November 17 to Saturday, December 13.

The drawing for each of the baskets will be held at 12 noon on December 13.

Tickets are $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00 and will be on sale

At the library’s circulation desk from November 17 to December 13.

If you are interested in donating a basket,

Click here to get the basket-maker’s packet that includes instructions,

A form listing the contents of the basket, and a tax receipt.

 

Friends of APL Now Have An E-Mail Address

You may contact the Friends at friendsapl@yahoo.com.

friends 6th open juried art show is on display in the upstairs gallery & glass displays

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library 6th Open Juried Art Show is on display from November 3-28, 2014.
Artist Reception & Awards ceremony on Friday, November 14 from 7PM-9PM
with music and light refreshments.  To read about the show click here.

call for entries for friends 5th open juried photography show

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library are looking for entries for their 5th Open Juried Photography Show to take place in February 2015. For a brochure with more information and entry forms for the art show, please click here.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OPEN JURIED ART SHOWS

 

6th Annual Open Juried Art Show

 

5th Annual Open Juried Art Show

4th Annual Open Juried Art Show

 

Friends of the Agawam Public Library 3rd Annual Juried Art Show

 

Friends of the Agawam Public Library Second Open Juried Art Show

Friends of the Agawam Public Library First Open Juried Art Show

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OPEN JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWS

 

4th Annual Open Juried Photography Show

 

3rd Annual Open Juried Photography Show

 

Friends of the Agawam Public Library Open Juried Photography Show 2012

Friends of the Agawam Public Library Open Juried Photography Show 2011

 

 

Purpose

From our By-Laws, "the purpose of this organization is to establish closer relations between the Agawam Public Library and the people it serves; to promote informed interest in its function, resources, services, and needs; to confer with the staff of the Agawam Public Library on matters related to the welfare of the institution; to stimulate and receive gifts, endowments and bequests for the benefit of the Library; and to support the development of a program for the extension and improvement of the Library's services and programs."

In practical terms, one of our activities will be to engage in fundraising activities that will allow the library to purchase materials and equipment that it might not otherwise be able to obtain. Some of the fundraising activities will include an annual book sale, sponsorship of speakers, and the production of publications that can be sold. Decisions about what items will be purchased for the library will be made in close consultation with the library staff.

Another activity related to our purpose is the provision of volunteers to augment the activities of the Library staff. Again, the activities of the volunteers will be coordinated with the Library staff. The activities of the volunteers will allow the library staff to carry out their professional responsibilities.

Meetings

Monthly meetings of the Friends are held in the Library's Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Upcoming meeting dates are :

  • March 6, 2014
  • April 3, 2014
  • May 1, 2014
  • June 5, 2014
  • September 4, 2014
  • October 2, 2014
  • November 6, 2014
  • December 4, 2014

New members are always welcome!

Membership

Membership in the group is open to any individual or organization wishing to actively support the programs of the Agawam Public Library.

Annual membership dues are as follows:

INDIVIDUAL $15.00 PER YEAR
FAMILY $20.00 PER YEAR
SENIOR CITIZEN (65 AND OVER) $10.00 PER YEAR
ORGANIZATIONAL $50.00 PER YEAR

Memberships are based on a calendar year.

Annual membership dues along with your name, address, phone number and email address may be dropped off at the library, or mailed to

Friends of the Agawam Public Library
P.O. Box 478
Feeding Hills, MA 01030-0478

Tax Deductions

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library, Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. It is not part of the Agawam Public Library, nor is it connected to any local, state or federal agency. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. Membership dues, however, are not tax deductible.

Book Bags and coffee cups

The Friends of the Agawam Library have book bags and coffee cups. Both have the logo specially designed for the Friends by local artist David Cecchi. The book bags are $12 each and the cups $5. Stop by the Information Desk today and show your suppor today.

Keep watching for the Friends of the Library display. It will include archival photos, and information about membership and upcoming events.