Friday, June 20, 2014

FOSL Board of Directors Quarterly Update

FOSL, founded in 1990, is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization that supports the award-winning Smyrna Public Library through fundraising events and volunteer activities. The Board of Directors, all of whom are unpaid volunteers, meets once a month. Below is a brief summary of key decisions made in APR-JUN 2014 that will be of interest to the local community.

  • $2,000 was approved to build a new Teen Area on the 2nd Floor
  • The Spring Jonquil Festival Book Sale raised $1900
  • FOSL’s Summer Reading Program sponsorship includes two new programs – one for teens and one for adults 
  • Meet the Artist event scheduled with Judy Garrard and Brenda Romero on July 19
  • Ice Cream Social Approved for August 10
  • Fall Community Read Program named “Smyrna Reads” is planned for September with events throughout the month; the featured novel is “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him” by Luis Carlos Montalván
  •  “Dinner with Destiny: Meet Mr. Lincoln” fundraiser and community event scheduled for November 1
  • First Sunday Lecture for February 2015 (Black History Month) will feature a Tuskegee Airman 
  • First Sunday Lecture for March 2015 will honor Women’s History Month
  • A grant was received to host “Dust, Drought, Dreams Gone Dry”, a traveling exhibit on the Dust Bowl. It will be for 6 weeks March – April 2015. GPB will help with publicity.

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