Friends of the Library: Promoting Reading In Our Community
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FOL SPONSORED PROGRAMS

LIBRARY OUTREACH PROGRAMS: Not every resident can frequent the library. FOL has two outreach programs that bring the library to the community. One is Library at the Laundromat. This program brings adult, teen, juvenile, and children's books to an area laundromat. These books are circulated on a monthly basis. The second and newest program is the Little Free Library. We have our first Little Library at Kaler's Pond and we hope to place more stands throughout the neighborhood

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN: The program goal is to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Prizes are sponsored in part by FOL to those who reach this goal.

BOOKS FOR VETS: FOL provides books to the VETS in Riverhead with the help of Commander Lou Baer, VFW Post 414, Center Moriches. He requests books when the shelves are ready and delivers them to their facility quickly and efficiently. As long as there is a need, we will supply the books.

TEEN MOVIE/PIZZA NIGHT: The Young Adult Department offers teens a chance to view a popular film and socialize while they enjoy pizza and popcorn supplied courtesy of FOL. See the Library's current newsletter for date and monthly movie title.

POETRY & PROSE ROUNDTABLE: Come and join this informal gathering for anyone interested in writing or listening to poetry, first Saturday of the every month, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm. All are welcome!

MONDAY AFTERNOON AT THE LIBRARY: FOL sponsors games in the library's Community Room each Monday, 1:30 pm until 4:30pm. Enjoy a friendly game of Mah Jongg, Scrabble, cards and other table-top games along with great conversation.

LANDSCAPING: FOL plants and maintains the various plants and flowers in the FOL garden. Helping hands are always welcome for Spring and Fall cleanup.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

BOOK SALE - September 13 to 15

  • Thursday, Sept. 13: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 14: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 15: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Bargains include: Fill a Friends of the Library tote bag for $5, Hardcovers $1, Paperbacks $.50, DVDs $1, CDs $.50, designated Children’s and Young Adult selections, Autographed selections and Vintage finds at Better-than-eBay prices. There will also be book-themed Chinese Auction items throughout the three day event.

SHREDDING DAY - September 22

The library will be sponsoring the shredding truck on September 22 in the parking lot. FOL will be collecting all non-perishable food or toiletry items which will then be donated to food pantries in our area. When you bring in your items to be shredded, please remember to bring in a food pantry donation as well.

OCTOBER

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WEEK - October 21 to 27

You must register for the following events. See the September/October CM Newsletter, Adult, Teen and Children's pages, for complete program descriptions and registration information.

For Adults

  • Sunday, October 21, 1:30pm to 4:00pm: Memory Makers Vocal Group (Formerly known as "Remember When"). Entertainment, refreshments, raffles and meet the Friends of the Library.
  • Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Curiously Creative Candles by Chrissy. Make a beautifully scented candle!
  • Saturday, October 27, 2:00pm to 3:30pm: The Haunted Tea Party! Finger sandwiches and hot tea is on the menu for this haunted good time.

For Children

  • Friday, Oct. 26, 1:00pm, 4:30pm and 6:30pm: Pumpkin Decorating. Celebrate the season by decorating your very own pumpkin!

For Teens

  • Saturday, October 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Pumpkin Decorating. Brighten someone's day by decorating a pumpkin to donate!
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