It's been a long, hot summer here in Ormond Beach, but there will be some cool stuff happening this Fall via the Friends of the Library. Don't miss the great programs mentioned on the front page of this newsletter and the many other programs our new Program Chair, Joanie Kruger, has scheduled for the year!
This Fall will also see the debut of an expanded collection of large-print books and a new “reading nook,” dedicated to the memory of Peg & Bill Roberts, long-time benefactors of the Ormond Beach Library's collection of large-print books. Thanks to the Roberts family, Ormond Beach has the finest collection of these books in the county. Look for the comfortable “room” near the windows overlooking the river. We plan to hold a dedication ceremony in the fall and will invite all Friends members to attend.
Don't forget – if you have an e-reader device and need help getting started with downloading books, library staff can help. Stop by the Information Desk, and one of the reference librarians will get you up and running. No appointments needed; no class to attend.
The Friends Book Sale Room – is the BEST book store in town. Shirley Johnston, who manages book sales says: “People don't think of the library as a place to purchase books, but our regular customers think of us as a hidden treasure.” Our major book sales are now a quarterly event, and are bigger and better than ever. The money raised from memberships and book sales fund our ongoing commitment to buying books and contributing to library events and programs, and much, much more. We hope you'll join The Friends, attend a program and/or a board meeting, consider joining the board. It's fun and interesting. And we need your help!