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    2014 FESAL Officers and Board Members

    2014 fesal board members
    Top row: Marjorie McKensie—ESAL Admin., Minta Johnson, Jama Calabro, Nancy Musmanno, Claire Saul, Nancy Schwanger. Middle row: Nancy Gold, Fred Heagy, Bonnie Hindman, Dr. Henry Greenawald. Front row: Pat Lacasse, Greg Snyder, Mimi Weakland, Mary Egan. Absent from photo: Andy Morrison & Cheryl Goldman


    FESAL Annual Meeting

    You are invited to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Friends of the East Shore Area Library

    September 23, 2014 — 1:00 p.m.
    East Shore Area Library Meeting Rooms A & B, lower level

    Featured Speaker

    Mrs. Mary Klaus, local Hospice nurse, first responder and medical missionary, will discuss her experiences participating in worldwide medical mission trips. Mary was a Patriot-News reporter and trained emergency responder who reported from ground zero in September 2001. Her volunteer missionary work has taken her around the globe to Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Ukraine, Peru, Romania, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Philippines, Ecuador, Tanzania, Haiti, Vietnam, Honduras twice, the Sudan twice and then India.

    To assist Mary with her medical missions, we will be collecting the following items at this meeting:

    • Eyeglasses (any kind)
    • Sunglasses (prescription or not)
    • Toothbrushes
    • Musical greeting cards (the ones you open and play a tune— used are fine and any tune will do).

    The Annual Meeting is open to members, their guests and the general public. Following the program and meeting, refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. To reserve a place, please RVSP by September 16 at 545-1901 or 836-6077.


    Become a Friend


    As a member of FESAL, you are eligible to attend the annual meeting and also “Members Only” book sales during the membership year (normally the day before the public gets to buy books). You will also receive our Newsletter “Just Between Friends”. Individual membership dues are $5 per person. The following categories include donations and the members’ names will be recognized for their donations in our Newsletters: Bookworm ($20-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation); Booklover ($30-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation); and Bibliomaniac ($50-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation). Additional donations are also appreciated and are passed on to the East Shore Area Library. Membership is open to anyone at least 18 years old. Children 17 and younger may attend the “Members Only” book sales with a parent or sibling who is a member.

    Show your support for your community library.  Become a “Friend” of the East Shore Area Library!  FESAL is a nonprofit group, separate from the Dauphin County Library System.  FESAL supports the East Shore Area Library (ESAL) with fundraising, special events, and advocacy.

    >> FESAL Application Form


    Book Sales

    Book sales are held in the spring and fall, normally April/May and October. Volunteer opportunities involve helping to collect, sort, and organize books at our book sales. Our books are all donated and many of our members volunteer their time to “work” at the sales.  All of our proceeds from book sales, along with members’ donations, benefit ESAL.


    Another Successful Spring Book Sale

    The Spring 2014 East Shore Area Library Book was held the end of the first week of May and once more the hard working Friends Board and volunteers were able to raise over $10,000 for the library—the exact amount was $10,622.75 Many hours of collecting, sorting, organizing, and selling books were spent at the library by all the volunteers dedicated to helping make improvements to the library.

    Fall Book Sale

    Thursday, October 16 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Friday, October 17 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Saturday, October 18 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Members Sale:
    Wednesday, October 22 - 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Can join at the door.

    Book Sale:
    Thursday, October 23 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Friday, October 24 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Saturday, October 25 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    If you’d like to be part of a special volunteer group for the upcoming collections and/or sales, please contact Bonnie Hindman at 433-8055 or b2hindman@aol.com.

    Click here for more information on all Friends Events.


    Contributions to ESAL

    We have given ESAL $119,825 over the past five years from our fundraising, which has allowed the library to purchase books, shelving, chairs, display fixtures, and more. This amount included $50,000 for the renovation of the former computer lab space into a special room for children’s programming, now known as the Dr. Henry Greenawald Room.

    Friends of East Shore Area Library

    • Number of members: 330 (as of 6/11/14)
      • 387 (2013)
      • Membership year is January 1 - December 31
      • We continually accept renewing & new members.
    • Frequency of meetings: monthly
    • Average number attending meetings: 10-12 (Board)
    • Frequency of book sales: 2/year (April/May; Oct)
      • In 2013 we gave $27,765 to ESAL
      • Small reserve fund kept by Friends
      • Where sales are held: East Shore Area Library
    • Other regular & special Friends activities: Pitch in with library projects; phone tree for library advocacy; possibly sponsor programs in addition to Summer Reading Club prizes; sponsor Adult Programming

    Learn More about becoming a Friend of the Library



    Bonnie Hindman
    FESAL President

    Cheryl Goldman
    FESAL Vice President

    Minta Johnson
    FESAL Recording Secretary/History

    Nancy Musmanno
    FESAL Corresponding Secretary

    Jama Calabro
    FESAL Treasurer

    Mimi Weakland
    FESAL Membership
    >> FESAL Application Form - Become a Friend

    Pat Lacasse
    FESAL Newsletter Editor

    Bonnie Hindman
    FESAL Ways & Means/Book Sale Co-Chair

    Henry Greenawald
    FESAL Ways & Means/Book Sale Co-Chair

    Andy Morrison
    FESAL Advocacy

    Greg Snyder
    FESAL Publicity & Public Relations Chair

    Nancy Gold
    FESAL Member-At-Large/By-Laws

    Claire Saul
    FESAL Member-At-Large

    Mary Egan
    FESAL Member-At-Large

    Fred Heagy
    FESAL Member-At-Large

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