Friends of East Shore Area Library (FESAL)

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2017 Friends Board and Committee Chairs

2017 FESAL

Photo courtesy of Barbara Eitnier (FESAL photographer) 
Front row: Minta Johnson, Pat Lacasse, Teresa Heagy, Bonnie Hindman (Past President), Mimi Weakland 
Second row: Henry Greenawald (Vice President), Fred Heagy (President), Claire Saul (Corresponding Secretary), Betty Ann Petroski (Recording Secretary), Nancy Gold (Treasurer) 
Back row: Jama Calabro, Barbara Selgas, Andy Morrison, Anita McCarthy, Mark Mendlow, Toni Donchak, Marjorie McKensie (ESAL Administrator)

 

 

Become a Friend

Membership

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. Our membership year runs from January 1 through December 31. 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.

 

2016 Friends fall BOOK SALE

The Fall Book Sale fell a little short of making five figures but netted a very respectable amount of $9,507.62. I want to thank all the volunteers who spent many, many hours sorting, categorizing, arranging, and in some cases alphabetizing the books. During the collection, the volunteers had to deal with a lot of books that had to be sent directly to the recycle center. Please remind your neighbors and friends that we do not take magazines, textbooks, or musty, yellowed, torn, dirty books. As Dr. Henry Greenawald says, “If you wouldn’t put it in YOUR living room we don’t want it.”

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.

 

Spring Book Sale

Collections:

Thursday, April 27 – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday,     April 28  - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 29  - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Please note that we do not accept textbooks or encyclopedias.

Members Sale:
Wednesday, May 3 - 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Can join at the door.

Book Sale:
Thursday, May 4 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday,     May 5  - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 6  - 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 bonniehindman@gmail.com.

Click here for more information on all Friends Events.

 

Contributions to ESAL

We have given ESAL $132,015 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. 

 

Friends of East Shore Area Library

Learn More about becoming a Friend of the Library

 

Contact

Fred Heagy
FESAL President 
839-7517
fjheagy@yahoo.com

 

Henry Greenawald
FESAL Vice President / Ways & Means / Book Sale Co-chair

 

Nancy Gold
FESAL Treasurer
Nancy_gold@comcast.net

 

Betty Ann Petroski
FESAL Recording Secretary
bettyannread@comcast.net

 

Claire Saul
FESAL Corresponding Secretary
cjcsaul@comcast.net

 

Bonnie Hindman
Past President/Ways & Means / Book Sale Co-Chair
bonniehindman@gmail.com

 

Mimi Weakland
FESAL Member at Large/Membership Website Coordinator
mimiw1229@comcast.net
>> FESAL Application Form - Become a Friend

 

Jama Calabro
FESAL Member at Large / Bylaws

 

Toni Donchak
FESAL Member at Large
adonchak@verizon.net

 

Mark Mendlow
FESAL Member at Large
mmendlow2001@gmail.com

 

Teresa Heagy
FESAL Member at Large
tjheagy@hotmail.com

 

Barb Selgas
FESAL Member at Large 

 

Pat Lacasse
FESAL Newsletter Editor 
patlacasse1@verizon.net

 

Andy Morrison
FESAL Advocacy
anbook@comcast.net

 

Minta Johnson
FESAL History
mjohnson89@verizon.net

 

Anita McCarthy
FESAL Publicity & Public Relations Chair
adm1105@aol.com

 

Nancy Musmanno
FESAL Hospitality Co-chair

 

Mary Egan
FESAL Hospitality Co-chair
megan133@verizon.net

 

Sandy Stoner
FESAL Community Relations
srsfbi@verizon.net

 

Barbara Eitnier
FESAL Photographer

 

  • Number of members: 203 (as of 3/19/17)
    • 337 (2016)
    • 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 2016 we gave $26,500 to ESAL & $300 to DCLS
    • Small reserve fund kept by Friends
    • Where sales are held: East Shore Area Library
  • Member of Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL)
  • Member of Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA)
  • 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