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Author Archives: Dan Foote

You Can Now Buy a FRIENDS Tote Bag, Featuring the New Logo!

$14 plus tax (cash, check or credit card) Purchase in the Friends Book Shop while supplies last! Sturdy enough for heavy items like books, groceries, a weekend getaway or daily use Made in U.S.A., 100% cotton, machine washable, gusseted-sides for extra space Great as gifts – stock up for the holidays Tote Bag Flier

Annual Awards Presented to Volunteers

Pat Ritzert, out-going President of Friends of the Library presented the Marie Madden Award to volunteer Gwen Ivins. This annual award is for library staff, volunteers or community members demonstrating distinguished service and was presented at The Friends annual meeting on May 20th.

Check out the FRIENDS on TV!

Watch the Friends of the Library’s interview on local station LOOK TV, channel 68! You can watch the full interview at looktvonline.com. Incoming president Lorrie Anthony and P.R. Committee member Terry Ronning chat with the host of the show LOOK TODAY. It aired on Wednesday, May 20th.

The Friends of the Library Visits Hyde Park!

The Friends toured the F.D.R. National Historic Site in Hyde Park including Springwood (F.D.R.’s home), Val-Kill (Eleanor’s cottage), the Presidential Library and museum. A group lunch at the Culinary Institute nearby rounded out the day.

New Perks for Being (or Becoming) a Friends Member!

1) Customized Searches: If a Friend is looking for a particular book, we’ll do an ongoing search for them, notify them if their book comes in. It’s done by filling out a form. 2) Sign-up or renewal special: We’ll take 20% off at the register on their 1st purchase when they sign-up or renew their…

Book Shop Sign Reveal

The Friends of the Library unveil new Book Shop sign. From left- Jeff Budge, Book Shop manager; Pat Ritzert, President; John Beisler, Board member and Gwen Ivins, graphic designer who created the logo. It was manufactured by Adirondack Sign Co.

The Friends’ Marie Morrison Outreach Program

Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library participated in Saratoga County Kids Care Club’s 2015 BookShare service project. Their Club’s members collected over 3,500 gently used and new books for its 2015 project in honor of Dr. Seuss. Through The Friends’ Marie Morrison Outreach Program, we donated childrens books to their worthy cause.

New Sign Outside the Friends Bookshop!

The Friends new logo appears on our new sign outside the Friends Book Shop. Stop by and see for yourself. Over-heard library staff saying “…. I love it. A horse reading a book!” You can’t get more Saratoga than that. Our new logo is courtesy of Gwen Ivins, who donated her time and talents to…

Sample of ExLibris Book Purchases 2014 -2015

The Friends ExLibris Society (membership level starting at $100) purchases non- fiction and references materials for the library. This is a small sample of the 300 books purchased by them in 2014-15. Look for The Friends ExLibris bookplate on the inside cover! America’s Great Hiking Trails Berger, Karen Hiking-Guidebooks The Boys in the Boat: nine…