Friends of Smyrna Library




A grassroots campaign to improve and revitalize our library!

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

  1. Helping cut crafts out for story time programs
  2. Helping call patrons about Book Holds
  3. Shelf Reading
  4. Serving on a committee:
    • Nominating
    • Fundraiser-Annual
    • Hospitality
    • Public Relations
    • Membership
  5. Serving on the Board in the future
  6. Helping to man the FOSL booth at Depot Days to promote our organization
  7. Helping to man the Annual Scholastic Book Fair
    • This involves handling money, charge cards, checks and running the credit card machine
  8. Helping to write grants

FOSL Contributions (Sep. 2013 - Oct. 2014)

  • Wal-Mart Grant - $500
  • Middle Tennessee Electric Customer Care Inc. Grant - to build a permanent puppet stage in the Program Room and to purchase a portable puppet stage for outreach programs - $1225
  • Movie License -$562
  • Gift Cards for SPL employees at Christmas
  • Winter Reading Program - $275
  • Guest Author - Tamara Alexander (for the Romance and More Book Club) -$30.00
  • Guest Author - Mike Mullen-Joint venture with Stewart Creek -our part - $565.23
  • PLA Conference - Carol Kersey - $1408.22 (Conference, ALA/PLA Membership, Hotel)
  • Purchased food for Linebaugh Board Meeting held at Smyrna in April and provided drinks/desserts in November
  • Purchased food for Staff Development Day
  • Members provided desserts and helped serve meal for International Folk Program Entertainers
  • Members worked Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser, starting Dec. 2014 will take over manning all hours of the sale.
  • Depot Days Booth-2013 and 2014 to spread word about our organization
  • Carpet/Paint/Fundraising committee formed
  • Started Adopt-A-Shelf Program

Friends of Smyrna Library Board- 2015

Theresa Pickett-President

- Vice President

Betsy Waldron - Secretary

Joel Parks - Treasurer

At large: Rebecca Lucier Cowan, Cindy Harmon, Roseanne Peppers

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.

To join, complete the FOSL membership form. Like us on Facebook today!


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