Friends of the Library

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What do the Friends do?
Since its founding in 1956, the mission of the Friends of the West Islip Library has been to support the growth and development of our community library. The Friends promote library use and provide financial assistance for programs and services in addition to those covered by the library’s operating budget.

A Partial List of Services & Programs Sponsored by the Friends:
Distribute “Baby Welcome Kits” (book, bib and a toy)
•  Purchase passes to local museums available for patron use (Museum List)
•  Sponsor concerts on Sunday afternoons
•  Schedule Spring & Fall Shredding Days
•  Provide gifts for Seniors during May for “Senior Month”
•  Underwrite the cost of Winter and Summer Reading Club prizes
•  Assist the Library with the cost of large format printer supplies and Public Relations advertising

How do I join?
To join the Friends, please inquire at the Circulation Desk or print out this membership application and send it to:

Friends of the West Islip Public Library
3 Higbie Lane
West Islip, NY 11795

• Supporter: $5
• Contributor: $10
• Sponsor: $25
• Patron: $50

Officers, 2018
• Barbara Maher, President
• Marilyn Gutierrez, Vice-President
• Melissa Matheson, Secretary
• Angela LaGiglia, Treasurer
• Steve Komins, Member-at-Large
• Andrew Hamm, Library Liaison

2018 Meetings
• Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 1pm – 3pm
• Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 7pm – 9pm
• Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 1pm – 3pm
• Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1pm – 3pm

2018 Book Fairs
Spring Book Fair
Wednesday, April 4th: Members-Only Preview Night from 6pm – 9pm
Thursday, April 5th: 10am – 9pm
Friday, April 6th: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, April 7th: 9am – 4pm

Country Fair Book Sale
Sunday, September 23rd: 11am – 3pm (Rain Date: Sunday, September 30th)

Holiday Book Fair
Wednesday, November 14th: Members-Only Preview Night from 6pm – 9pm
Thursday, November 15th: 10am – 9pm
Friday, November 16th: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, November 17th: 9am – 4pm

Special Events
• Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2pm: Ed Ryan – Irish Songs and Stories
Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9am – 1 pm: Shredding Day at the Library
• Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 10am – 9pm: Annual Library Budget Vote
• Sunday, October 21 – 27, 2018: National Friends of Libraries Week
• Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9am – 1 pm: Shredding Day at the Library

For more information, please e-mail us at: