“We’re thrilled that Paula Poundstone will continue to use her celebrity status to help highlight and support Friends of the Library groups,” said Sally Reed, Executive Director of United for Libraries. “These volunteer citizen organizations work hard throughout the year to raise money for and public awareness about their libraries. Libraries would be immeasurably poorer without them.”
“It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women,” said Poundstone. “The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.”
...AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
...a FOCLL promotion that doesn't involve any food!
Celebrate National Friends of the Library Week by clicking on the Membership tab above
so that you can join or donate to FOCLL!
Here's the Scoop...in case you missed on the CLPL website:
Friends of Crystal Lake Library Colonial Cafe &
Ice Cream Fundraiser
Tuesday, October 14...
4:00 - 10:00 pm
Friends of Crystal Lake Library (FOCLL) celebrate National Dessert Day at Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream on Tuesday, October 14. Fifteen percent of your check will be donated to the Friends. All items on the menu count, so eat anything you like, sweet or savory. Bring the flyer posted above as our cover page and/or save it to your electronic device, show the flyer when paying your bill. Pictured below: FOCLL President Elaine Falzone and Ranee Strawn.
You missed "Eat an Extra Dessert Day" on September 4. All those who missed it are meeting at Colonial Café and Ice Cream, tomorrow, Oct. 14th, to double-down on "National Dessert Day". See the blog entries below for tomorrow's dessert choices and info on our FOCLL fundraiser.
Plenty of good dessert ideas on the Colonial Café & Ice Cream menu for FOCLL's Tuesday, Oct. 14th fundraiser. Start drooling now and come on over next week for dinner AND dessert! Take a look at this menu!
But wait, there's more! Come for the FOCLL Colonial Café & Ice Cream Fundraiser and/or for the October FOCLL social meeting, starting at 7pm.
1. Clip the flyer below and bring it with you on Oct. 14th to Colonial Café and Ice Cream.
2. Celebrate " National Dessert Day " with FOCLL, any time between 4-10pm, and 15% of your bill will be donated to the Friends. All items on the menu count, so eat anything you like, sweet or not.
3. Present the flyer when you pay your bill.
4. Join the FOCLLiers at 7pm as they have dinner, socialize, and generally have a good time sharing their current adventures, photos, projects and ideas for our next book discussion.
Susan Scanlan is the FOCLL website developer who lives in Oakwood Hills, IL but has frequented the Crystal Lake Library during frequent power outages. Contact her company, Scan Insites, at codeBySusan@Hotmail.com.