September 2022

Dear Friends of Fitchburg Library,

The new school year is kicking into high gear and the cooler morning air tells us fall is close at hand!  As we say goodbye to summer we want to thank the Friends' members for their continued support!  Our membership drive for new and renewing members was completed during the summer.  Funds from memberships along with member volunteers allowed us to support the many summer library programs both financially and physically!  

The Summer Reading program saw 117 adult, 462 children and 69 teen participants!  The Pop-Up in the Park program was offered for 8 weeks in various Fitchburg parks, especially those located in areas where residents have difficulty getting to the library.  And Fun in the Park was held in Southdale Park one day each month throughout the summer as part of the community reach out to Town of Madison residents who will become part of the city of Fitchburg later this fall. 

The Friends also provided funds to pay for 2 summer interns for the Library community outreach programs mentioned above.  Your membership and donations to the Friends of Fitchburg Library make this all possible!

Please mark your calendar for our next Used Book Sale coming in October.  It starts on Thursday October 20 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  All Friends members will receive 10% off their total purchase that evening!  Non-members can join the Friends that evening and will receive the same 10% discount.  The sale continues from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday October 21 and again Saturday October 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with a Bag Sale (all you can get in a grocery bag for $5) from noon to 2:00 pm.

The Used Book Sales generate 40-50% of the Friends annual revenue!  So tell your neighbors - and we hope to see you there!


Ken Martin

President, Friends of Fitchburg Library



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