Who are the Friends of  Delmont Public Library?

We are a private, non-profit 501(c) (3), member-supported organization of volunteers, book lovers, information seekers, readers, and advocates who value the Delmont Public Library as a vital community resource and actively promote its continued growth and excellence. We are united to promote the use of the library, support life-long readers, expand the scope of library programs, and provide assistance where needed.

JOIN US!  Become a Friend and help us support the library!

Friends Application Form 2014

What do the Friends do?

The Friends promote and support existing library programs, raise funds to provide additional library resources, take on special projects at the library’s request, and sponsor adult and children’s programming to promote community awareness.  The Friends also sponsor ongoing special interest activities such as writers groups and a book club.

Sorting books for the April sale!

  Friends are busily sorting and categorizing thousands of books for the annual spring book sale, April 27 and 28, 2012 at Faith United Methodist Church.

The Sunday Book Club

Friends Book Club1The Sunday Book Club meets at the library at 2:30 PM on the 3rd Sunday of each month except December. Members take turns selecting the book for each month. There is no charge to participate.

 

Delmont Area Writers Group (DAWGs)

Friends Adult Writer's GroupThe Dawgs are an adult writer’s group that meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 AM at the Delmont Presbyterian Church. DAWGs is open to new members at all levels who enjoy writing.  Members critique and encourage each other and hone their creative skills through monthly writing exercises.

Young Writers

Young WritersYoung Writers is a summer writing program for children and youth between the ages of 7(ish) and 19. The groups meet from June to early August, and try their hands at various genres including poetry, stories and biography.  Friends publishes the children’s work and hosts a Young Writer’s Reception where each child can read his or her selection to an audience of family and friends.  This is a popular program so sign up early!  Limited to 60 children.

Knotty Knitters

yarn ballsThe Knotty Knitters get together each Thursday evening at the Library to work on personal knitting and crochet projects and to learn new stitches and techniques. Open to all needlework enthusiasts at any level from beginner to advanced. A $15 annual donation is collected for the library.

Special Programming

Children

Magic PosterThroughout the year, Friends  supports or sponsors a variety of special interest programs for children  including  the annual Children’s Summer Reading Program, the Young Writer’s groups, and children’s craft programs. Other programs have included a competitive chess club, interactive story times, and the American Girl Pioneer Series.

 

Adults

The Friends also sponsor many programs of diverse public interest for adults. Examples of recent programs include:

  • Travelogues with Paul Thompson
  • Air Force One
  • Bees are our Friends with Curt Fisher, Beekeeper
  • Laughter as Therapy with David Russell, M.Ed.
  • Antique Books with John Shulman of Caliban Book Shop
  • Lori Jakiela, Author and Memoirist

      

Fund Raising

Fundraising 1In fulfillment of our mission, the Friends have raised funds to purchase many items for the library, including shelving for the ongoing used book sales, a television for VCR programs, folding chairs and a table for meetings, a vacuum sweeper, a multi-function copier-fax-scanner, $5,000 of additional book shelving, a book cart, as well as funds for web redesign and hundreds of dollars for large print books, adult fiction and children’s books and materials.

Join Us – It’s All Among Friends!

The Friends meet the second Monday of the month at 6:30 PM at the library. For more information, contact the Friends at [email protected].

President – Helen Colclaser

Vice President – Charlene Davis

Treasurer – Linda Ditrich

Secretary – Nancy Clark