Have you ever considered joining the Friends of
Chili Public Library Board? If not, now's the time! You would be joining a
group of like-minded, community spirited individuals who actively support the library in many ways.
The Friends' Mission is to promote and support the
library by providing supplemental financial assistance for the purpose of
purchasing special materials and equipment and sponsoring programs for the
cultural and educational life of the community.
As a member of the Board you would have a voice in
plans for fund raising activities, programming sponsorship, and allocation of
Friends resources in support of our mission.
Meetings are conducted on the second Tuesday of
each month at 6 pm in the Chili Public Library Conference Room. If you are
interested in joining the board, please contact Marcia Johnson, Friends Liaison
at the library 889-2200.
From Tuesday, January 22 to Thursday, February 28, 2013, the Friends is conducting a Membership Drive.
Friends of Chili Public Library are a group of people who believe in
the importance of public libraries. They donate time, energy and money
to support the mission of the Chili Public Library and to foster a
greater use of its services and resources. The Friends are a
non-profit organization that runs all fund raising efforts for the
library. This fund raising aids the library in the purchase of many
goods and services they would not normally be able to afford.
these goods and services are: Book trucks, computer software, digital
camera, Story Time books, encyclopedias, globes, and much, much more.
The Friends also sponsors children's summer reading program, adult and
teen book discussion groups, guest speakers and travelogues.
If you have always considered becoming a Friend of Chili Public Library, now is the time. During this drive only and while supplies last, with your membership fee, we will include an item of CPL merchandise.
Pal Level $5 - you receive one free book at all book sales and advance notice of Friends programs, sales and concerts
Friend Level $10 - in addition to normal membership benefits, receive a CPL water bottle
Good Friend $25 - receive a CPL T-shirt
Best Friend $50 - receive a CPL coffee travel mug
Library Lover for Life $200 - Members are honored with a name plate on the Donor Board in the lobby of the library
Other sum (greater than $50 and less than $200) - Receive a CPL tote bag
Bob Marcotte, former Democrat and Chronicle columnist and
author of "Where They Fell: Stories of Rochester Area Soldiers During the Civil
War", was the guest speaker at the Chili Public Library on Wednesday, April
10. Bob talked about the hundreds of soldiers from the Rochester area who
fought at the famous battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. These
Rochesterians were directly engaged in every key part of this turning point
battle. Approximately 50 library patrons listened
attentively as Bob shared stories of six local regiments and batteries involved
in the fighting. At the end of the talk Mr. Marcotte fielded questions from the
This program is an example of the many programs made
available to you by the Friends of Chili Public Library. Upcoming programs
include a travelogue on the Thousand Islands and Finger Lakes scheduled for
Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 pm in the Library's Barbara Ireland Room. For
additional programs, please check out the library website at www.chililibrary.org.
The mission of the Friends of Chili Public Library
is to support the mission of the Chili Public Library. One of the ways we do
this as a non-profit is to raise funds to pay for programs, supplies, materials
and services that couldn't ordinarily be offered to the community.
Historically, we run book sales a couple of times a year, we also have been
holding raffles to raise funds.
There are a couple of other ways in which we raise
o Recycling - we are using a company called
"Imagine It" to help fund-raise through recycling. In the library front foyer
is a box where anyone can deposit specific recyclable products such as printer
cartridges, PDA's, Cell phones, MP3's, digital cameras, laptops, camcorders, CPS
devices, satellite radios, DVD players, USB Memory keys, gaming devices and
external hard drives. These items are collected then forwarded to "Imagine
It" who, in turn, donates financially to the Friends of Chili Public Library.
This is a convenient way for you to recycle and for the library to raise
funds. In this way we can all keep reusable items out of landfills and support
library at the same time.
o Donate your Car! If you have a car,
truck, van, boat or real estate that you want to dispose of, consider donating
it to the Library! By calling 1-800-320-0476 you can speak with a live
operator 7 days a week to coordinate a free pick-up. All donations are tax
deductible. It doesn't matter if your vehicle is running or not in most
The first Book Sale 0f 2013 has been scheduled. All members of the Friends of Chili Public Library will be receiving a post card soon announcing the dates, times and location of the Friends Book Sale.
Get out your calendars:
The book sale PREVIEW (Just for Friends members) is Thursday, January 31 from 4 pm to 7 pm
General admission to the sale is Friday, February 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$3 Bag Sale is scheduled for Sunday, February 3rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
If you currently are NOT a Friends of Chili Public Library member and wish to become one, just 'click' on the "Join the Friends" section of this website. You can become a member for as low as $5 and therefore become eligible to attend the Book Sale Preview on Thursday, January 31st.
On November 7,the Friend's of Chili Public Library conducted their required annual Board Meeting. The meeting was held prior to the the program "How To Sell Your Clutter on eBay, Amazon.com and Craigslist!". The room was filed to capacity; another example of the type of successful program sponsored by the Friends. At the meeting the following officers were elected to served on the Board for 2013:
President - Sandy Roether
Vice President - Diana Romeo
Treasurer - Lucy Flint
Secretary - Carol LaValle
Other members of the library board include, Nancy Stein, Lesley Eich, Bob Pacer, Dave Jackson, Bonnie Vaccarella and Kathleen Wischmeyer. Marcia Johnson will serve as the Libary liaison and director, Jeff Baker, will continue as an ex-officio member.
The Friend's Board looks forward to another year of providing support to the library in the programs it sponsors and the equipment and furnishing the library would not otherwise be able to afford.
The Friends of Chili Public Library will be conducting its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be conducted in the Ireland Room at the library.
The Annual Meeting precedes the Adult Program "How to Sell Your Clutter on eBay, Amazon.com and Craigslist!". Both the Annual Meeting and the program are free and open to the public. We do ask that you register for the program either through the library website, www.chililibrary.org, or by calling the Reference Desk at the library 889-2200 x301.
Jim Lechner received a futon
(valued at $800) donated by Sleep City
won the restaurant package valued at $160
received an Auto Package valued at $270
Please join us in congratulating our Nook Tablet Raffle winner, Beth Cade. The Friends of Chili Public Library raffled the Nook to raise funds to enable future programming for our patrons of all ages. Thank you to all who purchased a ticket to win the Nook.
The Chili Public Library will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary
on October 13, 2012. The Friends of CPL are using this occasion to hold
an extraordinary raffle fundraiser. One raffle, known as the Raffle
Extravaganza, is comprised of many products and services donated by
Chili-area merchants and business people. For the price of $5 per
raffle ticket you get a chance to win one of over 15 prizes. These
prizes include: The second raffle is for a Nook Tablettm which has a MSRP of $249. All raffle tickets can be purchased at the Chili Public Library circulation
desk for $5.00. Both raffle drawings will be on Saturday,
October 13 at the library's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
- A futon from Sleep City valued at $800
- An automotive supplies and services package valued at $270
- A Taste of Chili package featuring gift certificates for many Chili restaurants
- A $100 gift certificate from Scott's Hallmark stores
- A Family membership to the Seneca Park Zoo
- and many more prizes
Please help support the library by buying a raffle ticket
or two. All proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets will fund
the Friends continued support of library programs for children, teens
and adults.The Nook Tablet
was made available by the generous contribution of Kelly Insurance &
Financial Services, 3225 Chili Avenue #5, Rochester, NY 14624 (585) 426-4619.