APRIL 2019 Newsletter

THOUGHTS FROM ALISON…

Spring is here! I am enjoying the green while it lasts. We are getting prepared for the Farmer's Market starting in mid-May. Friends of the Woodland Public Library along with the Literacy Council plan on giving out books and talking about our programming on Saturdays throughout the season. Won't you join us? You can find out more about this volunteer opportunity by contacting us at woodlandfol@gmail.com.

COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE

Join us on First Friday during the Art Walk and grab a drink to help our library! Stop in to support the Friends of the Woodland Public Library (FOL) at this month’s First Friday Art Walk on April 5, starting at 5:30 pm at Mojo’s Lounge and Bar, 428 First Street.

Mojo’s is sponsoring the FOL for the month of April with a specially designed Cocktail for a Cause. 25% of the profits from every Mojo’s Cocktail for a Cause sold during the month of April will be donated to the FOL. In addition, FOL President Alison Borkowska will be showing her photography and mixed-media art pieces during the month of April with 100% of artwork sales sold during the month of April to be donated to the FOL.

PRESTON SHARP

Friends of the Woodland Public Library, Lee Middle School and the Veteran Community proudly invite you to a presentation and meet and greet with Preston Sharp, “The Pied Piper of Patriotism” on April 19 at 1:10 p.m. at Lee Middle School, 520 West Street, Woodland, CA.

Thirteen year old Preston has made it his goal to honor Veterans across the country. According to Preston, “Veterans fought for our freedoms and risked their lives whether or not we realized it or appreciated it. Without the services of our veterans, we would not have the freedoms we do today. Veterans have served all of us. This is why I have made it my mission to Honor Veterans every day, not just the holiday. Please join me in honoring our Veterans.

FOL UPCOMING

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS

April Events

►April 5, Cocktails for a Cause First Friday Mojos, (Friday, 5:30 pm)

►April 13, Saturday Book Sale (Saturday, 9 am - 12 pm)

►April 8, Regular Board Meeting (Monday, 5 pm) Leake Conference Room

►April 19, Preston Sharp at Lee Middle School (Thursday, 1:10 pm)

►April 25, Thursday Book Sale (Thursday, 4 - 6:30 pm)

On Thursday, May 2 the Friends of the Woodland Public Library are participating in this year’s Big Day of Giving (BdoG), the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s once–annual 24-hour giving challenge to help local nonprofits to raise funds to make a difference in the Sacramento Region.

To learn more about the Big Day of Giving, visit Big Day of Giving or the FOL website at FOL if you sign up as an early FOL donor to BdoG at Mojo’s first Friday event, you’ll receive a $5.00 book buck to spend at any of the FOL book sales.

What is TAB (Teen Advisory Board)?

TAB is a group of dedicated and caring teens, ages 12-18 in either middle or high school, who earn volunteer service hours by planning, promoting and hosting events for teens in the community. Members agree to bring an open-minded, non-judgmental, positive attitude and treat others who they would want to be treated.

Interested teens can fill out a TAB application at the library or online at TAB application. Click on teens,

 

National Library Week

Teen’s Read-a-Thon

 

Join other teens in Square One on Friday, April 12, to read to your heart’s content. Bring a stack of books you’ve been meaning to get to. There will be snacks, reading sprints, a few activities and contests throughout the evening. The goal is to read as much as possible, but also reward yourself with snacks and prizes!

DATES FOR TEENS

Tuesday April 2, Teen Book Club 5:30 pm. Teen Area

 

Wednesday, April 3, Teen Advisory Board Meeting 3:30 pm. Teen Area

 

Tuesdays, April 9 & 23, Lego Engineering Club 4:30 pm.

Square One

 

Friday April 12, Read-A-Thon Fourth and Hope 7-11 pm.

Square On

 

Friday, April 26, Teen’s Night Out in Square One. 7 pm.

 

Every Tuesday, Chess Club 6 pm Leake Room

FRIENDS’ BOARD MEMBERS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PRESIDENT: Alison Borkowska

VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Gangitano

SECRETARY: Martha Scott

TREASURER: Diana Dearmore

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Christy Barton

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Open

BOOK SALES - SORTING: Diana Dearmore

BOOK SALES - DAYS: Alison Borkowska

COMMUNITY LIAISON: Open

BOARD PROGRAMS: Open

PUBLICITY: Renee Thompson

MEMBER AT LARGE: Joan Tolla

NEWSLETTER: Martha Scott

BULLETIN BOARD: Renee Thompson

WEBSITE/IT: Open

FOL Board Members

Book Sales Sorting

Book Sales Days

Lee Middle School Career Day

Big Day of Giving

If you’re interested:

Email us: woodlandfol@gmail.com

Website: http://www.woodlandfol.org/