Tuesday, June 9, 2020

President's Corner

Hello Friends of the Ormond Beach Library,

I am excited to be the new 2020-21 President.  Libraries, especially Ormond, and books are very special to me.  My daughter, Kristine, is a former OB librarian.

Many things have changed in the past few months and will continue to be different.  We are all adapting to masks, gloves, curbside pickup, etc., and fear of the unknown.  We had our End of the Year FOL Board meeting via an eblast!  I know that working together we will continue supporting the Library and Staff. 

The NEW, REMODELED OB Library opened on June 1, welcoming back patrons.  Numbers will be limited, masks are encouraged, and social distance should be maintained. These guidelines are to ensure the health and safety of patrons and the staff.  CHECK OUT the new look as you CHECK OUT a book.

Special Thanks to the Past President, Jane Finchum.  What a marvelous job she did for the previous four years.  She and Former VP Joanie Krueger accomplished much for FOL. Thanks to both. They will continue to work on the Board, as will Shirley Weibel, Assistant Treasurer.


Outgoing President's Corner

This has been the most unusual and unprecedented of times, and my sincere hope is that all of you are well and unscathed by the COVID-19 virus. 

We apologize for the delay in our Friends Newsletter but “safer at home” forced us to postpone its publishing.

Our newly remodeled library is beautiful, and we hope you will soon visit!!

As of May 2020, my term as President of the Friends ended.  I take this opportunity to say “Thank you” to you and to the amazing Friends Board of Directors for being such a supportive and passionate group!  

I have had the privilege of serving as President of the FOL Board for the past four years.  The Board consists of sixteen dedicated members whose goal is to support, work for, and advocate for the Ormond Beach Library. 

I look forward to remaining on the Board, supporting our new President, Patsy Franklin. 

Thank you all again; see you at the library!


Annual FOL Board Meeting 2020

Because of the COVID 19 pandemic and requirements of social distancing and not holding large group events, the Friends Board is not able to have the FOL Annual Meeting this month.  The meeting is an opportunity for the FOL Board to update the Friends membership on the happenings of the year and to hold election of several open officer positions on the Board. 

This email (which was sent to every member for whom an email address was available) is to replace the Annual Meeting. 

 Happenings of the Year:  The FOL has had another successful year.  Our membership of 200+ members actively supported the numerous Book Sales and special Friends Programs.  The Book Sale Room was moved to a new spacious room adjacent to the check-out area.  The book sales and income derived from the sale of historic Ormond photos and commemorative shelf plates have made it possible for the Friends to purchase thousands of dollars of items for the OB library.  Some of these items include sensory learning wall plaques, working stations and rugs for the Children's Department; sewing machines and equipment for the MakerLab; twenty-three chairs for Meeting Room 3.  Of course, the biggest gift we purchase are books for circulation and on-line book services.  

Open positions are for President, Vice-President, Assistant Treasurer, and Recording Secretary.  

President:  Patsy Franklin
Patsy is a native Floridian with a lifetime love of books.  She began her volunteer work at the library after retiring, and for the past three years she’s been the recording secretary for the FOL Board.  Now as president she’s excited to work with our FOL to enhance the services of the library.

Vice President:  Jane Finchum
Jane has been on the FOL Board for over ten years, and for the last four serving as president.  She also serves as a weekly volunteer in the Friends Book Sale Room.  She is an advocate and strong supporter of the library and the Friends efforts. 

Shirley loves meeting and working with people.  Whenever able, she’s volunteered both in churches and in the community.  She currently volunteers in the Book Sale Room and its workroom.  This will be her second term as assistant treasurer.

Recording Secretary:  Melissa White
Melissa is a retired educator with two children and four grandchildren. She  enjoys playing golf, and  volunteers for several groups.  Within FOL she takes charge of the paperback section of the library.  Did we mention that she loves her annual family trip to Disney World?

If there are no additional nominees presented by May 27, the slate will be viewed as accepted by the membership.  (There were none.)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Joining Your Friends of the Ormond Beach Library

If you are not already a member of the Friends of the Library, now is the time to join!!.  

Your membership allows the FOL to assist in a variety of projects which would not be possible without your support.  By being a member, you receive a 10% discount on all Friends Book Sale Room items as well as early entry to the book sales which are held four times a year!

You may renew your membership or join in person at the library with our Circulation Staff. or by printing this form and sending in your check and completed form (below) to:     

        Friends of the Ormond Beach Library

                       30 S. Beach Street

               Ormond Beach, FL 32174

We truly appreciate your supporting our Library!

Friends of the Ormond Beach Library Membership Form (Please Print)

Date _____________________________________

Name ____________________________________

Address __________________________________

City/State _________________ Zip _________
Telephone ________________________________

Email Address _____________________________

Check One:         

______ Individual Membership                         $ 10

______ Family Membership                              $ 15

 ______Contributing Membership                    $  35

______ Corporate Membership                        $100

______ Life Membership                                  $150

______ Donation                                             ____

Check One:

______ Renewal

______ New Member

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tell Me About the FOL Book Sale Room!

Thanks to all the patrons who visit and purchase books and magazines from the FOL Book Sale Room!  The Book Sale Room is offers items ranging in price from a quarter to $3.00! Our new Book Sale Room is larger and organization of easy shopping.  

While the Book Sale Room is not yet open for patronage due to the pandemic, we’re hoping that will soon change and looking forward to it!

Shirley Johnston, Book Sale Chair

Why Be a Friend of the OB Library?

As the City of Ormond Beach population grows, so does the need for library materials, resources, programs and services. The mission of our Friends group is to support the Ormond Beach Library through fundraising, advocacy and volunteerism. We coordinate and staff the seasonal book sales and the Book Sale Room. We support the library’s children’s and teen programs, computer classes,  film series, speaker presentations and musical performances, sponsor the volunteer luncheon, help fund purchases of library furnishings, equipment and materials, stock the Free Seed Library and provide complimentary copies of the BookPage -- just a few of the things we do.

If you are interested in joining us, you’ll enjoy a few membership benefits, and we welcome you enthusiastically! You can be a one-time donor, a contributing member and a volunteer. You’ll find our brochures in tabletop stands around the library... on the circulation/checkout table, by the magazines, and in our Book Sale Room. We are a charitable, nonprofit organization, so your 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 friendsoftheormondbeachlibrary@gmail.com. We appreciate your interest, support and involvement.