On behalf of the Friends of the Library we want to assure you that your well-being and that of our volunteers is of utmost importance to us. We all face a great deal of uncertainty and this is also true for the Friends as an organization.
Our Bookstore is closed and we do not have a firm date in mind for resuming operation. As well we had to put a hold on picking up book donations and our warehousing operations. All Speaking with Friends programs are cancelled and we do not yet have news on the 2020 Book For Every Child Campaign. When we have updated news on all of these functions we will inform you.
While much has changed, our commitment to supporting our Public Library has not and while it may take some time, we will find a way back to our operations that add so much value to Library programs and services. We are pleased to report that before the lockdown we were able to donate $70,000 to the library in support of their operations.
Thank you for continuing support. Stay well and safe.
The Annual General Meeting was held on January 22, 2020. The president noted highlights of the year 2019 which included two pop-up book sales, increases in revenues from the Fall Book Sale and increases in membership donations, numerous programs and projects and a successful Book for Every Child Campaign.
Connie Sullivan presented the Friend of the Year award to Mary Blasl and Scott Curoe, co-Managers of the Library Book Store. The continuing success of the all-volunteer store is largely due to the management style implemented by team Mary and Scott. Volunteers enjoy an interesting and enjoyable work environment and consequently there is low turnover. Mary and Scott have very generously given their gifts of time, skills, efficiency and dedication to the Friends of the Library Bookstore, helping to raise funds for enhancements to the London Public Library.