The Friends of Fredricksen serves several functions:
- Raise funds to help our library meet the costs of special programming & new equipment
- Volunteer time at the library
- Advocate for library funding with local legislators when bills come before county & state officials
Kathy Bard – President
Linda Lehman – Vice President
Diane Myers – Secretary
Judy Eagle - Treasurer
Legislative Representative – Carolyn Pfeiffer
Silent Auction – Diane Myers
Friends of Fredricksen Annual Silent Auction 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
This year’s auction will be held at the library on November 23, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We have a large number of items for bid including: art work, beauty, books, children’s items, holiday, food, gifts, gift cards and certificates, puzzles, and tools as well as special packages like dental services, beauty treatments, and vacation packages all donated by our generous local business partners. You can see all the items for bid HERE. Check back often as many items come in during the last few days before the auction.
This signature Friends fundraising project raises money each year which is returned to the library in gifts that sponsor programs for children, teen and adults; staff and volunteer appreciation; community events, marketing and technical services requests; the Coffee Corner, a yearly pledge of $5,000 to the building fund for enhancements and items not covered by the regular library budget.. This year, your Friends group will donate $32,170 to our Fredricksen Library to provide increased resources that enhance library services in our communities.
Bidding is from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and you can stay to take home the items on which you are the winning bidder from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. or from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday the 24th. Shop early and be ready for the holidays.
If you have a gift, service, or artwork you’d like to donate for the auction, please call Diane Myers at 761-3730. We accept goods and services as well as gift certificates in all categories. See you November 23rd at the auction!
Book Sales at Fredricksen
Thanks for contributing your gently read books and media for the Friends of Fredricksen sales. The profits from the semi-annual sales have been used for:
- The self-check unit in the Pollock Children’s Library
- Shelving units and other equipment requested by the Library staff
- Programs in the Pollock Children’s Library
- Teen events at Fredricksen
- Meeting our building fund pledge
When you leave your donations at the reference desk, the first step is a quick review by the staff to see if your item might meet a need in the circulating collection or be appropriate for the ongoing book sale. The majority of the books are then sorted by teams of volunteers from the Friends. Once the materials have been sorted, they are packed and stored until the week of the sale.
During the week of the sale, an army of volunteers is needed to erect tables, move books from storage on to the tables, arrange the books so that our shoppers can find the perfect item, and then staff the sale. Finally, when the sale is over, all remaining items are packed for distribution to others who can make use of them:
- East Pennsboro Friends for their sale
- Charitable organizations working with children and adults
- Overseas missions
- Day care centers
- Other libraries
The golden rule when considering a donation is “Would I give this to a Friend?”
The donations appreciated are:
Please re-evaluate your donations if they:
Materials that would be better donated to another charity of your choice:
Thank you for your help in making our book and media sales so successful. The Friends of Fredricksen Library is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donations may be deductible on your federal income taxes.
Donation Station @ Fredricksen First Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm. The Friends of Fredricksen have established Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm to process the donation of books and media for our Spring and Fall Book sales. Volunteers will be able to assist unloading your donations. We hope to provide convenience to you, our donors, and streamline our process for donations. During Donation Station hours, please park on the Walnut Street side parking area at the lower level employee entrance door. Donations at all other times can be given at the reference desk.