Greetings From The President


Greetings, Friends!

Well, the “dog days of summer” are clearly upon us, and if dogs could read, I’ll bet they’d love the excuse to escape the heat and head to the library to find a great book!

The 2019-20 FOSFTL Program year is now officially underway. Our new slate of Officers and Board of Director Members was voted in at our annual Member Social two weeks ago (you can see the new roster on p. 2). I look forward to the diverse ideas and leadership they will bring to our many efforts. A good time was had by those who attended the Social, as we all happily consumed delicious fried chicken from Butcher Boys, supplemented by a stunning array of sides and desserts contributed by members. (Social pictures on p. 3.)

The Summer Reading program is in full swing, with lots of interesting topics to explore for young and old alike. It will culminate on Friday, August 2nd, with the Annual Ice Cream Social (provided by the Friends) for all those youngsters who met their summer readinggoals. It’s not too late to sign up and be eligible for prizes; all the program details are on p. 6.

The Program Committee set a high bar with the events they brought to the library in 2018-19, and they’ve managed to do an equally incredible job of lining up great programming for this year. See p. 4 for an early peek at what’s planned, and mark your calendarsaccordingly.

The library now has an Automated External Defibrillator machine (AED) on site, and the staff will be receiving training shortly. The first class will be open to the public in a group format with advance registration and on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned for more information shortly about classes for FOSFTL members.

If you haven’t done so already, please renew your membership with the Friends at yourearliest convenience and encourage others in your network to join, as well. A membership form is included on p. 5 for your convenience. We rely heavily on membership dues tosupport our efforts, and everyone’s contributions make a difference. So please talk us upwith your friends and neighbors!

Wishing you all a happy, safe and (hopefully) relaxing summer filled with many hours of reading for pleasure.

Warmly, Jeanne