Monday, January 14, 2019

FOL May Annual Meeting with Guest Specker Susan Durgy

     Friends of the Ormond Beach Library

Annual Meeting

May 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Ormond Beach Library Auditorium

The Annual Meeting is open to the general membership and guests of Friends of the Ormond Beach Library.  All members in good standing are eligible to vote.  At this meeting we will elect three officer-positions:  Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer.  The slate chosen by the Nominating Committee is introduced on the following page.  However, any FOL member is eligible and may be nominated from the floor with the intended nominee’s permission.  Your vote counts, so please be there to cast it.

Following the meeting, Sue Durgy, the Director of Development for the Daytona State College Foundation, will speak about programs at Daytona State College which include The Foundation, the WISE Program and their corresponding opportunities.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

President's Corner

Please join me in celebrating the efforts of two very special members of the Friends Board who serve as chairpersons for three valued revenue streams that help the Friends financially support projects for our Ormond Beach Library.

Special thanks to Shirley Johnston, Chair of the Friends Book Sale Room.  For over six years Shirley has enthusiastically led a group of sixteen equally enthusiastic volunteers who work to create an orderly and attractive book sale room, pricing books and replenishing the stacks with donated items.  She also coordinates and manages our quarterly BOGO book sales.  An average weekly income of $500 speaks to the magnitude of this contribution. 

Another special thanks goes to Carla Topper, Board Officer and Chair for the Friend’s Ormond Historic Photos and the Shelf Plate projects.  For many years Carla has singularly promoted, taken and fulfilled orders, and delivered the items to the patrons or the library shelves.  Unframed historic photos in 8x10 or 11x14 inch sizes are available for $15-65, brass shelf plates are $25.  The shelf plates provide patrons the opportunity to give a lasting gift of thanks and appreciation, for a special occasion, or as a memorial 

Revenue from these three streams fund our Summer Children’s programs, some Adult programs, licensing for Movie Times, books for library circulation, AV equipment, and many more projects.  Many thanks to you, Shirley and Carla, for your giant contributions to the Friends and the library!!


Renewing Your Friends of the Library Membership

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

At the Library!

This summer is packed with exciting contests, games and prizes for our young library patrons

Begin on May 4th with the “How To” Festival with a Chick Book Corner, lessons on how to Start Seed Pods and much more – beginning from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Every Saturday in June at 2:30 we welcome kids to play Word Winder – an especially fun way to search out words on a giant board stretched out on the floor or ground.  The first team (or individual) able to locate, tag and wind words from one side of the board to the other wins!  It sounds easier than it is!

“A Universe of Stories” begins on Wednesday, June 5th where exploring the universe takes the kiddos from planet to planet with a science-space experiment, lunar phases and the construction of a take-home constellation viewer.  Children from 5-12 win points to use at the Prize Store.

The library is offering Anime Art Lessons on June 11 and 18 at 2:00.  This program is geared for students in Grades 6-12 and all art supplies are included.

Also over the summer is a Teen Summer Bingo contest beginning June 2 through July 27th.  Prizes are awarded for each line completed on individual bingo cards with chances to win the Grand Prize of a $50 Fandango gift card on July 29th!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tell Me About the FOL Book Sale Room!


The Spring Fling Book Sale was a great success!!  Thanks to you for your donations and for atending and buying at the sale!

We continue to receive large donations from our many patrons and our Book Sale Room is packed with great selections for every reader’s taste.  

Remember, the Book Sale Room is open every day the library is.  2018 was a great year for sales, and we look forward to 2019 exceeding our expectations – thanks to you and your support!

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 We appreciate your interest, support and involvement.