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Friends of Cromaine Library

FRIENDS' BOOK SALES:
The Friends have shelf sales going on year round, at both the Village and Crossroads.  The Friends book sales go to support many of our Cromaine's special events.  Please support the Friends all year!!

Winter Book Sale
Thursday, February 26, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Friday, February 27, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday is Bag Sale Day $5.00!
Bake Sale Thursday and Friday, Feb 26 and 27!

Spring Book Sale
Thursday, May 28, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, May 29, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 30, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday is Bag Sale Day $5.00!

Fall Book Sale
Thursday, September 17, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, September 18, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, September 19, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday is Bag Sale Day $5.00!
Bake Sale Thursday and Friday, Sept 17 and 18!

All Sale Dates and Times are Open to the Public! Watch for Book Room Open signs for additional sales!
 

FRIENDS’ MEETINGS:  

                                                     

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarterly Friends' Meetings - Come See What It's All About!
  

Friend-ly Gathering
Tuesday, January 20
Tuesday, April 21
Tuesday, July 21
Tuesday, October 20
@ 6:30pm in the Village Library Community Room
 


CROMAINE THANKS THE FRIENDS FOR:

2014: $10,500!

$500      Livingston Reads: "The Butler: Witness to History"
$4500    Big Read "The Great Gatsby"
$3000    Summer Reading Club
$2000    Summer Music Series (eight concerts)
$250      Sallie's Author Visit
$250      Grant Sweet Memorial Essay COntest

2013: $10,000!
$500      Livingston Reads: "Pride and Prejudice"
$250      Grant Sweet Memorial Essay Contest
$4500    Big Read "Complete Tales & Stories of Edgar Allan Poe"
$3000    Summer Reading Club
$1000    Summer Music Series (nine concerts)
$250      Sallie's Author Visit
$500      "The Way We Worked" from the Smithsonian

2012: $12,500!
$2000    More e-books in Overdrive/Download Destination
$500      Livingston Reads:
$3800    Big Read "Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
$250      Grant Sweet Memorial Essay Contest
$1200    Added computers in Teen area, plus counter and stools

$4000    Summer Reading Club
$500      Summer Music Series (four concerts)
$250      Sallie's Author Visit


 

JOIN THE FRIENDS!

Membership is VERY affordable:

  • Individual membership………………..$10.00 per year
  • Family membership…………………….$15.00 per year
  • Contributing $50-199………………….$50.00 per year
  • Life……………………………………………$200.00 for life

Join the Friends and receive a membership card with five free items from the pop-up cart or all-the-time shelves’ items.

 

FRIENDS OFFICERS 2015

President:             Sandra Schemke
Vice President:                              
Treasurer:             Mary Schmitigal
Secretary:             Mary Lynn Thomson
Membership:         Mary Morris
Book Sale:            Carolyn Hettenhouse
VG Receipts:        Janet Thompson

 

 

GIFTS TO CROMAINE FROM THE FRIENDS
JANUARY 2012-DECEMBER 2014

 

$2,000 IncreasedCromaine’s collection of e-books. Since OverDrive can now be used on Kindle, demand has increased by over 35%. We need to beef the availability and that needs funds.
$250  Grant Sweet Memorial Essay contest awards. as a wonderful event last year, and we’d like to keep it going, not just in memory of Grant, but also in support of our area veterans.

$500  Livingston Reads 2012. This year’s book was “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. We’ve got a lead on a survival teacher, wild game chef, and some very interesting movies for a “Cinema Apocalyptica” series.
$3,800 Big Read 2012. This year the title is Twain’s “Adventures of  Tom Sawyer.” As the only Michigan library receiving a Big Read grant, your leadership in our non-NEA-funded year, went a long way to proving sustainability.
$4,000 Summer Reading 2012. Over 2,000 young people, teens, and adults. High quality programming. Keeping everyone reading!
$1,000  Summer Music. Our four-week series of concerts has become the place to be in Hartland on Wednesdays in July
$1,200 Teen furnishings to permit 3 more computers on the second floor. This, with other help, will install a counter and three stools to increase the number of computers for teens on the second floor to ten—much needed!

$12,750 Total Given by the Friends to Cromaine Just in 2012-13!
$10,000 Given in 2011!
$9,000 Given in 2010!

THANK YOU FRIENDS! THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! THANK YOU DONORS OF USED MATERIALS!

 

 

 

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