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Friends of the Goffstown Public Library invite you to their 10 May Dessert and Beverage Meeting

Goffstown - 27 April 2017: Hello from the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, and thank you for your past support of the Goffstown Public Library, Friends' activities, and/or for volunteering for Library or fundraiser events.

Meet Us on May 10
Today, the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library are advertising a May 10, Dessert and Beverage Meeting, at Stark Hall, 6:35 to 7:30. The yearly public revenue and expenditure report will be given for the Friends' nonprofit activities. And we want to chat with supporters, to enjoy the tasty treats, and, hopefully, to gain some volunteers.

Museum Pass Program
In a quick update, the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library continue its primary mission to support the Library Museum Pass Program, which enables patrons to reduced or free entry fees to diverse institutes of art, history, science, and nature in NH and Boston. The Friends just expanded the passes to the Children's Museum of NH in Dover and added the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Success of the annual June and October book sales and the November “Once Upon a Pie” event had enabled the Friends to allocate all money for all museum passes in 2016 and has again in 2017. Thank you for your support.

We Support the GPL
The Friends also continue to support the Human Library, Gingerbread House construction, summer guest performers, educational games and exploratory activities for the Children's Room, and in the last couple of years upgraded the public audio system, purchased a sofa for the children's area, and purchased comfortable folding chairs and chair storage cart.

No More Membership Fees!
Success in fundraising has encouraged that the Friends eliminate membership fees and has allowed us to buy five 10'x20' tents, tarps, and tables to utilize for the Book Sales.The Friends are in great shape in equipment to continue fundraising activities. We have revived the “Once Upon a Pie” fundraiser and added friendly competition for the best pie between Town Departments. Currently, the Police Department holds the annual "Best Pie" plaque.

We Need YOU
In addition to the updates, this email is to communicate with potential supporters and, hopefully, to engage volunteers for upcoming events. Right now, the Friends are a small group that can plan and organize, but we need volunteers for the organizing tasks like setting up tents and tables and transferring and sorting books. In the week before the June Book Sale, the Friends will need volunteers for 2-3 hour shifts to set up the sale.

Join Us!
The Friends are drafting a spring and fall newsletter and beginning to create email communication to distribute monthly meeting minutes. It would be exciting to increase monthly meeting membership, but, critically, we need to increase volunteer hours. The newsletter and minutes would enable the Friends to communicate about events to support the Library and to advertise volunteer needs. If you've received this email from a friend or family member, please sign up for the newsletter, or download a membership form at www.goffstownfriends.com.

To facilitate our endeavor to create improved communication about Friends' events, please consider being a member. There is no membership fee, but by joining, and through our spring and fall email newsletters, it will enable the Friends to reach more people to advertise upcoming events and volunteer needs.


Sincerely,

Bill Babine, President
Friends of the Goffstown Public Library