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Annual Report

Gifts from the Friends to Cary Memorial Library

(July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017)
Gifts Given:

Summer Reading Programs (Children, Teen, Adult)  $4,130
Museum Pass Program  $9,580
General Gift  $16,000
Transformative Spaces Campaign Pledge Payments $10,000
Mimi Ballard Memorial Fund  $7,000
Fall and Spring Newsletter  $2,650
Community Program (April)  $350



Service and Support Provided in FY2017

Friends of Cary Fall and Spring book sales generated $15,604. Library Bookstore sales brought in $19,030, and Children’s Cart sales, $4,552. Tote bags were sold at circulation desks and on other occasions, for $15 each, and brought in $450. Members contributed $8,827 in dues. Friends members, community members and others contributed $6,936 in donations and matching gifts.

Friends organized and hosted a Staff Appreciation Lunch (August), the annual Book Lovers’ Brunch (March), Boston Public Library tour (April), National Library Workers Day Recognition (April), and two Community Programs: Annual Meeting Program: “Meeting the Needs of a Diverse Community”(November) and “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell” (April).

Each week during the year, 24 volunteers accepted book and audiovisual donations at Cary Library, sorting the items and pricing them for sales. Approximately 40 volunteers helped out at both the Fall and the Spring book sales. Volunteers additionally supported the Library’s Author Programs, Ice Cream Social (August), Local Authors Event (December), Fairy Tale Ball (May), and also fulfilled Lego Brick Building Contest judging (June). Collectively, volunteers contributed 3,665 hours during FY2017.