Top row: Mimi Weakland (Membership Chair), Nancy Musmanno, Jama Calabro, Toni Donchak, Minta JohnsonMiddle row: Fred Heagy (Vice President), Henry Greenawald, Mark Mendlow, Nancy Gold (Treasurer), Anita McCarthy Front row: Marjorie McKensie (ESAL Administrator), Betty Ann Petroski (Recording Secretary), Bonnie Hindman (President), Claire Saul (Corresponding Secretary) Absent: Pat Lacasse Photographer: Barbara Eitnier
FESAL's 50th Anniversary Party was a great success. Many door prizes were donated by local businesses and over 30 people were winners. Lower Paxton Township Supervisors and Rich Bowra, Executive Director of DCLS, were in attendance. A citation to commemorate our day, sponsored by State Rep. Ron Marsico, was presented to the Friends by Katharine Summers from his office.
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.
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.
The Friends Spring book sale held the first week of May once again broke the $10,000 mark—the actual income from the sale was $10,795.36. Thanks go to many hard working volunteers, Friends members and members of the Friends board.
Each sale is different depending on the books that are donated and this past sale we did not have as many children’s books--but in the fall of 2015 we had the largest selection we have ever had. Although the selection may have been limited after the first two days, no child left without a book or a number of books.
If you haven’t volunteered in the past because you can’t stand for periods of time, we now have a sitting job—guarding the donation jar in the hall. If you would like to give an hour or two sitting at the donation table just call Bonnie Hindman at 433-8055.
Thursday, October 13 – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 14 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 15 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Please note that we do not accept textbooks or encyclopedias.
Wednesday, October 19 - 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Can join at the door.
Thursday, October 20 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 21 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 22 - 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 email@example.com.
Click here for more information on all Friends Events.
We have given ESAL $134,415 over the past five years from our fundraising, which has allowed the library to purchase books, shelving, chairs, display fixtures, a Microform Reader, educational toys, book carts, 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. In addition, we gave DCLS over $4,500 for various programs.
Learn More about becoming a Friend of the Library
Bonnie HindmanFESAL President / Ways & Means / Book Sale Co-ChairC - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred HeagyFESAL Vice Presidentfjheagy@yahoo.com
Betty Ann PetroskiFESAL Recording Secretarybettyannread@comcast.net
Claire SaulFESAL Corresponding Secretarycjcsaul@comcast.net
Nancy GoldFESAL Treasurer / BylawsNancy_gold@comcast.net
Henry GreenawaldFESAL Member at Large / Ways & Means / Book Sale Coemail@example.com
Minta JohnsonFESAL Member at Large / Historymjohnson89@verizon.net
Anita McCarthyFESAL Member at Large / Publicity & Public Relations Chairadm1105@aol.com
Jama CalabroFESAL Member at Largejamapsu@hotmail.com
Toni DonchakFESAL Member at Largeadonchak@verizon.net
Mark MendlowFESAL Member at Largemmendlow2001@gmail.com
Mimi WeaklandFESAL Membership & Website Coordinatormimiw1229@comcast.net>> FESAL Application Form - Become a Friend
Pat LacasseFESAL Newsletter Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy MusmannoFESAL Hospitality Coemail@example.com
Mary EganFESAL Hospitality Cofirstname.lastname@example.org
Andy MorrisonFESAL Advocacyanbook@comcast.net
Sandy StonerFESAL Community Relationssrsfbi@verizon.net
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