Friends of the Newark Free Library

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Friends of the Newark Free Library

Board Meetings

Board meetings are generally on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the library

Board meetings are open to the general public.

If you have questions or would like to speak at a meeting, please contact Shu-Chien Liang at info@friendsofthenewarkfreelibrary.com .

Looking for a few good folks...

The Friends of the Newark Free Library are looking for a few good folks who would be interested in serving on the board.  The time commitment is 2 hours per month for monthly meeting and then whatever amount of time you'd like to devote to one of our committees.   We have a lot of fun and engaging folks on our board and it is a terrific way to give back to our community while sharing camaraderie and conviviality.

 

I would like to nominate myself.  Please fill out the application form below and 

submit it to a reference librarian or to friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com


Descriptions of purposes and responsibilities of board committees

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5z78x29sa4zi2ii/AABIoqW4EpmQW7LILuBFJPrka?dl=0

Friends of the Newark Free Library Board 2017-2018

President Shu-Chien Liang

Vice President Mary Ann Gladnick

Corresponding Sec. Jo Anne Deshon

Recording Sec. Kathie Davis

Treasurer Noreen Campbell

Directors Katy Ferrero

Barbara Jo German

Roy Lopata

Deb Morehead

Susan Olson

Adebanjo Oriade

Patricia Rachek

Doug Tong


Ex Officio
Judy Taggart 
Peg Saenger

Accomplishments 2016-2017

With the generous donations from our sponsors and members, Friends of the Newark Free Library was able to provide the following services:



  • The wonderful music series and holiday programs.
  • Special speaker series and the Adult Summer Reading program.
  • Expanding collections in e-books, special request books, and CD’s and DVDs.
  • Many children’s programs such as the Summer Reading Program, American Sign Language classes, and bi-weekly Lego clubs.
  • Offering community services with free book giveaways and fun children’s games on “A New Night Downtown Newark”, “Co-op Farmer’s Market” and “Community Day.”
  • Continuing technology improvement efforts via acquiring Green-screen and recording equipment and an iPad for video making
  • Delivering e-newsletters in addition to paper copies, with rich content three times a year.
  • Upgrading the FNFL website with better capabilities and a fresh look.
  • Supporting Delaware Library Association Fundraising event and Library Legislative Day to exchange ideas and help build strong support together for all Delaware libraries.
  • Awarding the Charlesa Lowell Library Scholarship.
  • Honor and Memorial Book Program.
  • Maintaining 6 display cases in the library with works of art and various collections
  • Providing and maintaining copiers for patrons.
  • Recognizing library staff by providing monthly snacks and refreshments.

Library Board of Directors Position Description

FRIENDS OF THE NEWARK FREE LIBRARY

FOUNDED IN 1966

BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITION DESCRIPTION


PURPOSE: Provide volunteer and financial support to the programs of the Newark Free Library


GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: As a member of the Board, you agree to

Membership in the Friends of the Newark Free Library

Attend board meetings; notify president if unable

Prepare for board meetings and be informed about the board and the library

Support decisions of the Board

Market the library to the community

SPECIAL ACCOUNTBILITIES: As a member of the Board, you agree to accept a responsibility, such as these examples listed below:

Coordinate set up and break down table for Newark Night and/or Community Day

Coordinate volunteers for Newark Night and/or Community Day

Chair Annual Meeting

Chair Volunteer Recognition

Chair Staff Recognition

Manage membership email list

Manage Year End Appeal

Coordinate and manage display cases

Edit newsletter

Distribute donated books to shelters and community centers

Manage social media sites: website, Facebook page, and Twitter

The board can determine additional opportunities, and it welcomes other ideas.

Application for Nomination to the Board of Directors

FRIENDS OF THE NEWARK FREE LIBRARY

APPLICATION FOR NOMINATION TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FRIENDS OF THE NEWARK FREE LIBRARY

See attached position description for Board Members

PLEASE PRINT:

Name________________________________________________________________

 

Address________________________________________________________________

Phone (best number to reach you) ______________________________________________

Email_________________________________________________________________

I am interested in serving on the board because____________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please return this form to a librarian who will place it in the Friends mail slot.

Within a month, you will receive an email acknowledging your application.  Your application will be placed on file for consideration when an opening occurs.  Often there is not an opening for a year. 

Friends meetings are open to the public, held at the Library and generally the first Tuesday of the month, 7 P.M.   Check the Friends website at www.friendsofthenewarkfreelibrary.com to make sure a meeting is scheduled.  The Friends board is a volunteer board.  Thank you.