Friends of Smyrna 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 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- 2016

Theresa Pickett - President

Robert J. Myers - Vice President

Betsy Waldron - Secretary

Joel Parks - Treasurer

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.

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