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Front: Anita McCarthy, Pat Lacasse, Nancy Gold, Bonnie Hindman, Dr. Henry Greenawald, Barbara EitnierBack: Minta Johnson, Nancy Musmanno, Nancy Schwanger, Andy Morrison, Mimi Weakland, Cheryl Goldman, Claire Saul
As a member of FESAL, you are eligible to attend the annual meeting and also “Members Only” book sales during the membership year (normally the day before the public gets to buy books). You will also receive our Newsletter “Just Between Friends”. Individual membership dues are $5 per person. The following categories include donations and the members’ names will be recognized for their donations in our Newsletters: Bookworm ($20-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation); Booklover ($30-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation); and Bibliomaniac ($50-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation). Additional donations are also appreciated and are passed on to the East Shore Area Library. Membership is open to anyone at least 18 years old. Children 17 and younger may attend the “Members Only” book sales with a parent or sibling who is a member.
Show your support for your community library. Become a “Friend” of the East Shore Area Library! FESAL is a nonprofit group, separate from the Dauphin County Library System. FESAL supports the East Shore Area Library (ESAL) with fundraising, special events, and advocacy.
Book sales are held in the spring and fall, normally April/May and October. Volunteer opportunities involve helping to collect, sort, and sell books at our book sales. Our books are all donated and many of our members volunteer their time to “work” at the sales. All of our proceeds from book sales, along with members’ donations, benefit ESAL.
Although we had a few complaints this book sale regarding some shoppers' rude behavior we also observed some touching random acts of kindness. The first involved a young couple with an infant who had selected a few books for themselves and quite a few for the baby. When they were told at the check-out table that we do not take credit or debit cards, the couple asked the cashier to hold the books for them and said they would go home, get the money and return shortly. After they left, a generous patron who was standing nearby and overhear the situation approached the cashier and said she would like to pay for the couples books and would like to remain anonymous. When they young couple returned they were surprised to find their books had already been paid and wanted to let the anonymous donor how grateful they were.
The second incident involved a young woman in her late teens or early 20’s who purchased a $.25 book in the hall and the next day brought it back and asked if she could exchange it. When she was told she could, she asked the cashiers if there were any Lisa Jackson books and the cashier told her where the paperback books were located. At few moments later she came back all smiles to show the cashier that she had found one. When the cashier told her, “that will be $.50 more”, the smiles faded and the young lady said, “I don’t have $.50” and she looked so sad. At that point one of our volunteers stepped up and said, “I’ll buy it for you—everyone should have a book to read.” Beaming smiles returned to the young girls face as she hugged the volunteer and said numerous times thank-you so much.
A huge THANK YOU to the volunteers and board members who made the Spring 2013 Book Sale the most successful ever--$12,701--from Henry and Bonnie. We appreciate your time, dedication, and hard work.
Thursday, October 17-10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 18-10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 19-10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 23-1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Can join at the door
Thursday, October 24-10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 25-10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 26-10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
If you’d like to be part of a special volunteer group for the upcoming collections and/or sales, please contact Bonnie Hindman at 233-2257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information on all Friends Events.
We have given ESAL $113,060 over the past five years from our fundraising, which has allowed the library to purchase audiobooks, shelving, chairs, display fixtures, and more. In 2011, FESAL pledged $53,000 to renovate one of ESAL’s meeting rooms to convert it into a space dedicated to children’s programming. The dedication of the “Dr. Henry Greenawald Room” was held on April 9, 2012. At the time of completion, the final cost of the room was $3,000 less than the original estimate. FESAL was able to pay off the remaining $20,000 on the pledge by the end of 2012.
Learn More about becoming a Friend of the Library
Andrea (Andy) Morrison FESAL President H-717-652-5539 email@example.com
Cheryl Goldman FESAL Vice PresidentGoldmanlabs67@comcast.net
Minta Johnson FESAL Recording Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Saul FESAL Corresponding Secretary email@example.com
Nancy Gold FESAL Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Mimi Weakland FESAL Membership email@example.com>> FESAL Application Form - Become a Friend
Pat Lacasse FESAL Newsletter Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Hindman FESAL Book Sale Chair email@example.com
Henry Greenawald FESAL Book Sale Co-Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita McCarthy FESAL Advocacy email@example.com
Nancy Schwanger FESAL Publicity & Public Relations Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Musmanno FESAL Publicity & Public Relations Co-Chair email@example.com
Barbara Eitnier FESAL Member-At-Large firstname.lastname@example.org
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