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Friends of Cary Memorial Library 

Annual Report (November 1, 2015)


  • Trained and mentored 94 volunteers who recorded 5167 service hours

                *Acknowledged their service with Spring reception      

  • Sold books, sold books, and sold books

                * Stocked Elizabeth Clark Bookstore daily, raising $15,271

    * Stocked Children’s Cart daily, raising $4,400

                * Held biannual book sales, raising $17,710

  • Published a Fall and Spring newsletter, reaching 1400 households
  • Provided 20 of the library’s 24 museum passes

               * Included new passes to Harvard Art Museums, Boston Children’s Museum, and a second MFA pass

               * Saved Lexington families a minimum of $50,261 through the Friends’ investment of $8125

  • Funded the Children’s Summer Reading Program as well as ones for teens and adults
  • Offered a  four-night Fall Lecture Series,  ArtMatters, focusing on American Art
  • Hosted a brunch for Lexington Reads: Patrick Hearn on The Wizard of Oz
  • Helped staff at library functions: author talks,  Holiday Night,  booth at Farmers’    Market, and an ice cream social
  • Assisted Reference Department with Door-to-Door deliveries
  • Joined United for Libraries and attended a Massachusetts Friends of the Library meeting
  • Celebrated National Friends of the Library week  October 18-24 with tables for  greeting patrons, giving information and recruiting new members
  • Received $7965 in membership dues: currently at 280 members including 74 life members