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The Friends of the East Shore Area Library received a letter from PCBL (PA Citizens for Better Libraries) on August 17, 2012, declaring that they had been selected to receive the Friends Group of the Year Award. Bonnie Hindman, Immediate Past President and Andy Morrison, Board President, attended the awards ceremony on September 30, 2012, in Gettysburg where six awards were presented. The Award was presented to the “Friends” group that has provided the greatest assistance to its library. Bonnie and Andy were honored to accept this award for the Friends of the East Shore Area Library.
Marjorie McKensie, Library Administrator, wrote a beautiful and flattering nomination letter which listed our accomplishments of a $53,000 pledge, adult programs, providing over $100,000 in the last decade, and support in the form of legislative advocacy and special program assistance.
Friends Group of the Year Award presented to the Friends of East Shore Area Library, accepted by Andy Morrison (left) and Bonnie Hindman (right) presented by Denny Leeper, PCBL
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.
Collections: Thursday, April 25 –10am to 8 pm; Friday, April 26 – 10am to 5pm; and Saturday, April 27—10am to 2pm.
Members Sale: Wednesday, May 1 – 1-7 pm.
Book Sale: Thursday, May 2 – 10am to 8 pm; Friday, May 3 – 10am to 5pm; and Saturday, May 4 – 10am to 2pm.
If you’d like to be part of a special volunteer group for the upcoming Spring 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 Presidentgoldmanlabs@webtv.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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