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
Judy Eagle – President
Diane Bermingham - Vice President
Barrett Sheridan – Secretary
Diane Myers - Treasurer
Legislative Representative – Carolyn Pfeiffer
Silent Auction – Diane Myers
Book Sales at Fredricksen
Friends of Fredricksen Library Book & Media Sale
Friday, April 25 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 26 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!
Thursday, April 24 from 2:00 to 8:30 pm – Special Friends Preview
Friends of Fredricksen Library will hold a Book and Media Sale in the Library Community Room. Come and peruse our great selection of hard cover and paperback books in many categories. Our media selections also include puzzles and games. Thursday, April 24 - Preview Day 2 pm to 8:30 pm for members of Friends, volunteers, Board of Trustees and staff. Become a member of the Friends and attend!
Donations of books, puzzles, games and media accepted at the library Reference Desk.
All profits from the Book and Media Sale benefit the Library and will help to fill in gaps in the budget. Thank you for your continued support. Buying our books helps your library!
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.