The Friends of Granby Public Library (FOGPL) begins its new membership year on April 1. You can find the membership form inserted in this month’s Drummer. The form can be mailed or dropped off at the library circulation desk.
Renewing or becoming a member, means that you are helping to support numerous activities and purchases for the Granby Public Library throughout the year. You can be assured that 100 percent of the membership contributions go towards the library. These funds help pay for various programs, and events, along with museum passes, magazines, DVD’s, books, etc. that are used by all patrons of the library. Many of these items would most possibly be eliminated due to budget limitations and are made possible by the fundraising through FOGPL.
While annual membership funds are important, the majority of the money is raised through the annual book sale that takes place in September. Another income source is the monthly book table sales located within the library. FOGPL is totally volunteer supported from those that hold positions on the board to the many volunteers that help out, especially during the months leading up to and at the annual book sale.
While spring is getting closer and you might start to do a little cleaning up, make sure to keep aside any items that could be donated for the annual book sale. Starting on June 1, items can be dropped off at several locations around town. Books are welcome donations for both children and adults. Games, puzzles, DVDs and CDs are also available. More announcements will be made closer to the date for both donating items and volunteering for the book sale.
For the month of March, the book sale table at the library will feature travel books to specific places and traveling in general.