Friends of Smyrna Library (FOSL) is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization formed to promote the Smyrna Library and its activities through special programs, exhibits, and materials beyond regular resources of the library.
Volunteer at Smyrna
- Helping cut crafts out for story time programs
- Helping call patrons about Book Holds
- Shelf Reading
- Serving on a committee:
- Public Relations
- This involves handling money, charge cards, checks and running the credit card machine
FOSL October 2015 -October 2016 Accomplishments
- Achieved our SUSL Fundraising Campaign goal by closing out the campaign with a total of $101,120.02
- Keller Williams RED Day - renovated the Children's Area and Program Room
- Paid $10,313.95 (from SUSL Funds) for the flooring that was laid in the Children's Area and Program Room
- $2100 - 2016 Summer Reading Program
- $800 - 2016 Winter Reading Program
- Movie License - $645
- Friends of Tennessee Libraries Membership
- ALA Membership - The Voice
- Paid $10 for each SPL Staff member for lunch during Staff Development Day - November 2015
- FOSL members manned the Annual Smyrna Public Library Scholastic Book Fair -Nov./Dec. 2015
- $500 Wal-Mart Grant for Summer Reading Program
- Gave $400.00 for 2015 Halloween in the Park - Booth Rent and Candy for Children Services to distribute
- Individual members provided desserts for the International Folk Group from Germany
- Members served the lunch to the International Folk Group from Germany
- Individual members donated candy for the Story Time Easter Egg Hunts
- Individual members donated candy for the Story Time Halloween Trick or Treating
- Individual members donated snacks for the Pokémon Walk
- Depot Days - 4th year to have booth
- Article in FOSL about the RED Day Event published in Friends of TN Library Newsletter
For 2016 our membership totals are 19 life time and 72 regular members for a total of 91 members with 20 members actively volunteering in various ways throughout the year.
Friends of Smyrna Library Board- 2017
Roseanne Peppers - President
Robert J. Myers - Vice President
Betsy Waldron - Secretary
Joel Parks - Treasurer
Theresa Pickett- Outgoing President
Rebecca Lucier Cowan, Cindy Harmon
For information about Smyrna Friends, contact the Smyrna Library at (615) 459-4884.
If you would like to volunteer with the Friends of Smyrna Library, please fill out our Volunteer Survey Form.
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