January 2023

Happy New Year!

As we close the books on 2022 and start work on 2023, I want thank all of the supportive members and wonderful volunteers of the Friends of Fitchburg Library (FoFL)!  The FoFL Used Book Sales (June and October) coupled with the Daily Used Book Sales in the atrium generated nearly $9900 in 2022!  And our End of Year Appeal for donations to replace/upgrade technology in the Teen Room, children’s library and Outreach program has brought in over $4700 with additional donations certain to arrive over the next week or so.  THANK YOU!

Looking forward to 2023, our next big event is the February Used Book Sale scheduled for February 16-18.  Unfortunately, donations of used books have been coming in very slowly resulting in a minimal supply of books for the sale at present.  The FoFL board will meet on January 18th to decide whether to go forward with the scheduled February sale or cancel it and carry over the books for the June sale (June15-17). 

So, if you have been putting off a purge of your home books shelves – or weren’t sure where to donate your books – we have the answer!  Just drop them off in the carts in the library atrium or garage entryway and our volunteer book sorters will take great care of them!  And don’t forget to mention to your friends and neighbors to do the same!

As a reminder, we accept books in good condition – free of damage, odor, mold or markings – as well as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays (including X-Box, etc.).  Book donations can be made any time during library hours.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept magazines, text books, VHS tapes, toys/games, or encyclopedias. 

Should the Board decide to cancel the February Book Sale, we will notify all Friends members by email and will update our website to reflect that decision.

Again, thank you for all you do – and very best wishes for the New Year!

Ken Martin, President – Friends of Fitchburg Library Board



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