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.

KNITTING CIRCLE: This informal library program takes place on the first Monday of each month at 6pm. Knitters and crocheters of all levels come together to work on their creations, socialize and just have fun. Refreshments are supplied courtesy of FOL.

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 library's west garden. Helping hands are always welcome for Spring and Fall cleanup.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

BOOK SALE –September 12 to 14

  • Thursday, Sept. 12: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 13: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 14: 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, and special collections and book groupings at awesome prices. There will also be book‐themed Chinese Auction items throughout the three day event.

SHREDDING DAY – September 28

The library will be sponsoring the shredding truck on September 28 in the parking lot. FOL will be collecting all non‐perishable food 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 September/October CM Newsletter [Adult, Teen and Children’s pages] for complete program descriptions and specific registration information for each event.

For Adults

  • Monday, October 21 or Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm to 8:00pm: Stretch Bead Bracelets. Make beautiful stretch bracelets.
  • Saturday, October 26, 2:00pm to 3:30pm: The Haunted Tea Party. Tea and finger sandwiches are on the menu for a hauntingly good time.
  • Sunday, October 27, 2:00pm to 3:30pm: The Traditions Musical Group. Come and enjoy the entertainment, refreshments, raffles and meet the Friends of the Library.

For Children

  • Friday, October 25, 4:30pm or 6:30pm: Pumpkin Decorating. Celebrate the season by decorating your very own pumpkin.

For Teens

  • Saturday, October 26, 1:00pm: Pumpkin Decorating. Decorate a pumpkin to brighten up the library.
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