Sunday, December 21, 2014

Welcome New Friends Board Member, Germaine!

Welcome Germaine Cupolo to the FOL Board!  Germaine is a long time resident of Ormond Beach.  She is currently serving on the Board at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, and has helped in finding "homes" for many of our unsold Book Sale Room books through the MOAS booth at the Halifax Art Festival.

Germaine is an avid reader and loves to visit libraries in other cities while traveling. She joins the Friends Board because “the Friends add much to the success of our Ormond Beach Library and I look forward to volunteering in such a worthwhile organization.” 

We welcome you, Germaine!

Friends February Program

Plan on attending Dianne Jacoby’s presentation of “Miss Louisa’s Boarding House”, an historical drama, on Wednesday, February 25, at 2:00pm in the Library Auditorium. 

Jacoby portrays this well known Florida character.  She tells the amazing story of an intrepid 19th century woman who began her life as an educated and pampered girl who fought her way through Florida’s Indian Wars, fires and hurricanes to become a successful businesswoman and the toast of St. Augustine.  Don’t miss this great performance!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Renew You Friends Memebership

Now is the time to renew your Friends of the Ormond Beach Library membership.  This membership is annual, January 2015 – December 2015, giving you a 10% discount on all Friends Book Sale Room items and early notification of programs and Book Sales.  Your membership allows the FOL to assist our library in many projects that otherwise would not be funded. 

Renew your membership in person at the library with our Circulation Staff.   

~Carol Chillemi, Membership Chairperson                                                                                            

Friday, August 22, 2014

President's Corner

Dear Friends:

As the New Year arrives it's a good time for reflection – and a good time to plan for wonderful things ahead.  And to thank those who've helped along the way.  Over the past year, the Friends board – with your help – has been able to help the library in a multitude of ways. 

We like to think we are partnering with the library on many levels – besides our usual contribution to book purchases, activities in the Children's and Young Adult departments, sponsoring entertainment and programs, underwriting special projects.

For example: The library staff works with us to make things, well, more workable.  If you've ever bought a book in our sale room, you've probably paid for it at the check-out desk – with the help of the front desk staff.  If you ever attended one of our programs, you should probably give a word of thanks to Cathy Renuart at the Reference Desk, who helps us with scheduling.  Or Kristine Crane, who helped set up the stage and decorate the auditorium for programs (among MANY other things)….or Diane Bhothipiti, who designs our posters, bulletin board and website. A special thanks to Head Librarian Suzan Howes, who made additional shelving available and helped us expand the book sale area.  And OMG – what she did in our back office turned it from a cramped cubicle into a wonderfully efficient work area. 

So...I've only been able to give a shout-out to a few.  But a hearty THANK YOU to all. And a hearty Thank You to all Friends members.  We sincerely appreciate your support.  And so does the Library. 

You can continue to help us help the library by renewing your membership in the Friends.  The 
2015 cards are now available, and you can take care of it quickly by returning the form in this newsletter.  It's the best way to stay in touch with all the library activities. We're looking forward to an even better 2015.
PS: Just in case, if you're not enrolled in Surfcat, ask with your librarian for a temporary password, then enter this link:  You can also access this newsletter online.  Here is the link (you can use it with or without Surfcat): 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Sale Room Update

The December 6th Holiday Sale was very well attended with the total profit of $392.00.  Sales were particularly brisk at the Christmas book table.  Also, small paperbacks, VCR tapes, and National Geographic magazines were offered at our “Stuff a bag for a buck” discount.

 As always a special thanks to our wonderful volunteers:  Lew, Gene, Bev, Shirley W., Shirley L., Carol C., Carla, Jane, Joan and CJ.

Our next sale will be Saturday, April 11. More details to come. We plan to offer excellent prices and selections through the generosity of our donors.

When you visit the Book Sales Room, please note we have organized, the non-fiction sections for travel, reference, spiritual, sports/leisure, biography and home/garden along the outside shelving.  Work continues to sort and shelf the remaining non- fiction books for easier access.

If there are any friends who would like to volunteer for the book sales room, please contact me at  Helpers generally work one day per week in the morning or afternoon.  It is really fun and you will be helping the Friends provide needed funds to support our great Ormond Beach Library.

~Shirley Johnston, Book Sale Room Chairperson

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Children's and Teen Programs

Children’s Department Special Programs:
·      1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. 

      Enrollment starts early January 2015

·         Children Staff Showcase
Thursday, January 29, from 3:00-4:00

The staff will present a puppet show, an interactive story, music and more!  This is open to children of any age.

Teens Department:

Anime Alliance – Wednesdays, January 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 3:30pm

~Kathleen Phillips, Children’s Librarian