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)
•  Present 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

2017 Meetings
• Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 1pm – 3pm
• Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 1pm – 3pm
• Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 1pm – 3pm
• Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1pm – 3pm

Officers, 2017
• Barbara Maher, President
• Marilyn Gutierrez, Vice-President
• Joan Jablonsky, Secretary
• Angela LaGiglia, Treasurer
• Steve Komins, Member-at-Large
• Andrew Hamm, Library Liaison

2017 Book Fairs
Spring Book Fair
Thursday, March 30th: Members-Only Preview Night from 6pm – 9pm
Friday, March 31st: 10am – 9pm  *Special door prize drawing for those attending 6pm – 9pm!
Saturday, April 1st: 9am – 4pm

Country Fair Book Sale
Sunday, September 24th: 11am – 5pm (Rain Date: Sunday, October 4th)

Holiday Book Fair
Wednesday, November 15th: Members-Only Preview Night from 6pm – 9pm
Thursday, November 16th: 10am – 9pm
Friday, November 17th: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, November 18th: 9am – 4pm

Special Events
• Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2pm: Kevin Westly presents History of Ireland in Song
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9am – 1 pm: Shredding Day at the Library
• Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2pm: The Karkowa Sisters – a piano & violin duo
• Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 10am – 9pm: Annual Library Budget Vote
• Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9am – 1 pm: Shredding Day at the Library
• Sunday, November 19, 20017 at 2pm:  Silver Chords-Troubadours
• Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2pm: Babylon Chorale Ensemble

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