Thursday, April 20, 2017

FOL Annual Meeting and Guest Speaker Wes Dunn of Dunn's Attic

Wesley Dunn - May 8 at 2:00pm

A 5th generation member of the Dunn family, which has served the community since 1905 through a variety of businesses and services. 

His latest venture, Dunn’s Attic, is the area’s only consignment store, artist co-op, cafe and special events rental space.

Wesley Dunn was born in Daytona Beach and grew up working in many of the family businesses including Dunn’s Lumber and Dunn Brothers Hardware, and was owner/operator of the beloved Dunn’s Toys & Hobbies in Downtown Daytona. He now runs Dunn’s Attic with the adjoining Rosie’s CafĂ© at 136 West Granada Boulevard. 

This enterprise has 12,000+ square feet of “unique items with character” representing treasures from all over the world. Furnishings, jewelry, ceramics, rugs, collectibles, folk art items, and fine art are on display, as well as a collection of impressive works by local artists. A new addition to Dunn’s Attic is its Professional Estate Solutions, a partnership with Realty Pros Assured that offers complete estate solutions to professionals and families. You can visit the website, to get an idea of all they offer.
Wes Dunn has been a leader and served in many capacities in the business and professional community. He will share his knowledge, experience and some stories from his years of business ownership, auctions, estate sales and consignments on May 8th. This program will be held in the Auditorium and begin with a very brief Annual Meeting of the Friends group. Please join us! As always, this event is free and open to the public.

FOL President's Corner

Greetings Friends! This has been a very successful year for the Friends of the OB Library. We welcomed many new members – a few to the board – and not only raised significant dollars for the library through our membership drive and book sales, but our programs have been extremely entertaining with a number of performances standing room only!

Joanie Kruger, our Friends VP and Program Chair has booked outstanding programs, including a nationally recognized Elvis impersonator, a Broadway playwright, several jazz groups and recognized authors. Our May 8 program will include a brief Annual Meeting including the election of Friends Board Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. Wes Dunn of Dunn’s Attic is our presenter that day. We hope you will attend, and vote. 

Thank you, Penny Mamakos, Alex Christoff, Matt Karl, Marek Novak, Carrie Radam, Debbie Clark and Kathleen Phillips for planning, hosting and setting up the Gatsby-themed March 8 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The approximate 100 volunteers had a fun afternoon. We were pleased to contribute to this truly memorable event.   
For those new to the Friends and those who renewed their membership, welcome and thank you!

Did You Know?

In addition to the other benefits that books provide, reading can help you relax. Studies have shown that reading for just six minutes can reduce your stress levels by up to 68 percent!

So, do yourself a favor and head to the library for one of your favorite authors, and enjoy just letting go. Your heart (and head) will thank you.

Summer at the Movies and Book Sales

The Friends group is thrilled to cover the cost for the license needed to provide public screenings of feature films. Here is the May schedule:

       Memorable Movie – Tuesday, May 2        Winter’s Bone              Meeting Room 4 at 2 pm

       First Thursday Flick – Thursday, May 4   Hacksaw Ridge             Auditorium at  2 pm

       Foreign Film – Tuesday, May 16            A Man Called Ove          Auditorium at 2 pm

       Book to Movie  – Tuesday, May 23   What Dreams May Come    Meeting Room 4 at 2 pm

       Too Good to be True – Tuesday, May 30  The Messenger           Meeting Room 4 at 2 pm

Movies are shown the first Thursday and every Tuesday except the second Tuesday of each month. The 1st Tuesday is a Memorable Movie, 3rd Tuesday is a Foreign Film, 4th Tuesday is a Book Made into a Movie, and if there is a 5th Tuesday we show a documentary -  A Too Good to be True film.

The Friends just wrapped up a spectacular 2-day April Book Sale in the Auditorium. Visitors found plenty of recycled best sellers, recent fiction, hard to find books, cookbooks, magazines, children’s books, DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes at great prices. As always, members of the Friends of the Ormond Beach Library were able to shop 15 minutes early each day.

We accept donations of books and other materials in good condition throughout the year, and make them available in our Book Sale Room every day. Our Book Sale Room, the glass-enclosed room behind the Information Desk, offers books, CDs, DVDs and magazines for 25 cents to $3. All proceeds support library programs, so be sure to visit the Book Sale Room regularly and check out our new additions. The inventory changes daily with the arrival of new donations. We think you’ll find just what you’ve been looking for at a very affordable price!

Around the Library

Please join us in welcoming Kristin Bennett, our new Assistant Regional Librarian. Kristin recently joined us from the Edgewater Library, and on her first day, attended the Friends of the Library April meeting with me.

‘I am looking forward to working with the Ormond community, staff, volunteers and Friends as I start a new journey here at the Ormond Beach Regional Library.  It was a pleasure attending the Friends meeting Monday afternoon and hearing about upcoming programs and the enthusiasm for library services to the public!  I look forward to working with each of you. Thanks so much.’


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thank you, Friends of the Library Members!

Our recent membership drive produced some impressive numbers – we added more than 40 new members just last month! We want to thank the members who renewed their support and give a hearty welcome to our new members. If you picked up this newsletter while visiting the library, please consider joining the Friends. Our brochures can be found in tabletop stands around the library... at the checkout table, by the magazines, and in the Book Sale Room. We are a charitable, nonprofit organization formed to support the Ormond Beach Library. Our group is involved in fundraising, advocacy and volunteerism. Your membership contribution is tax deductible. We encourage you to join our active and growing group! Questions? Call 386-676-4191, option 4, or email us at We appreciate your support and involvement.