Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Jonquil Festival Book Sale Concludes

The annual Fall Jonquil Festival Book Sale was conducted this weekend.  Over 50 volunteers participated and we raised over $1,900.  This was a 15% increase over last year. Thank you Smyrna volunteers and shoppers. 

The Fall Jonquil Festival Book Sale will be held on April 25 & 26, 2015.

Volunteer information is available on the Friends of Smyrna Library website.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Letter from Afghanistan: Soldiers Respond to Smyrna Care Packages!

One of the events during the “Smyrna Reads” program in September was dedicated to our troops serving overseas.  Local Smyrna volunteers and library patrons wrote thank you letters and assembled 3 large care packages filled with treats and books and sent them on their way. 10 days later they arrived in Afghanistan. 

Today the library received a wonderful thank you card in reply! Special thanks to all who participated and the United States Postal Service, for all the help with the packages.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

First Sunday Lecture - Mayor Max Bacon Speaks on Smyrna in the 1950s & 1960s

Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon shared his recollections of growing up in Smyrna in the 1950s and 1960s. A standing room only crowd enjoyed the well done presentation.

First elected Mayor in 1985, Max Bacon has presided over Smyrna's city government during three decades of remarkable growth and development. Mayor Bacon reflected on how the city has changed over the years. This was much anticipated historical talk by the longest serving mayor in the southeastern United States.

Thank you Mayor Bacon!

The "First Sunday Lecture" series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library. Learn more at

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOSL Facebook Page Continues Building Audience - 750 "Likes"

We hit yet another major milestone today with our social media strategy! We now have 750 Facebook Page Likes. 

We hope to achieve 1000 followers by the end of the year so please invite your Smyrna-area family and friends to like our page. Thank you for your continued support!

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