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 goes towards the library. As an example, these funds help pay for various programs, and events, along with museum passes, magazines, DVDs, books, etc. that are used by all patrons of the library. Many of these items would most likely 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 source of income is the monthly book table sales, located within the library. FOGPL is all volunteer supported—from those who 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 put aside any items that could be donated for the annual book sale. Starting in June, items can be dropped off at several locations around town. We take books for the sale, but also children and adult games, puzzles, DVDs and CDs. Watch for more announcements as we get closer to the date for 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.