FRIENDS OF THE EAST SHORE AREA LIBRARY (FESAL)


 


Purpose

  • To raise funds in support of the East Shore Area Library (ESAL)
  • We are a nonprofit group. Most of the money we raise goes directly to the ESAL.
  • We keep a small balance for operating expenses.
  • In 2019, we donated $32,525.00 to the ESAL.
  • Over the past five years, we have given ESAL $139,225.00 from our fundraising. This enables the library to purchase books, shelving, chairs, display fixtures, a Microform reader, educational toys, book carts and more.
  • We raised $50,000.00 for the renovation of the former computer lab into a special room for children's programming, known now as the Dr. Henry Greenawald Room.

 

Membership

  • 200 members (as of March 15, 2021)
  • Membership year - January 1 to December 31
  • We continually accept new and renewing members
  • One annual members' meeting in September with guest speaker and refreshments
  • "Members' Only" book sale (one day before the book sale opens to the public)
  • Just Between Friends newsletter
  • Open to anyone at least 18yars old; families may join
  • Levels of Membership
  • Individual - $5.00
  • Bookworm - $20.00 ($5 membership and $15.00 donation)
  • Booklover - $30.00 ($5.00 membership and $25.00 donation)
  • Bibliomaniac - $50.00 ($5.00 membership and $45.00 donation)
  • Donations accepted at any time

 

 

Activities

  • Book Sales | All of our books are donated.
  • Volunteer opportunities involve helping to collect, sort and organize books for the book sales. Call Bonnie Hindman at (717) 433-8055 if you wish to help with a book sale.
  • Assist with various ESAL projects
  • Group email for library advocacy
  • Sponsor library programs such as Summer Reading Club prizes or library programs for adults, etc.
  • Member of Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL)
  • Member of Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA)
  • Sometimes we offer financial support for DCLS programs
  • Board meetings are held once a month
  • All activities are at the ESAL

 

Tentative Book Sale info
 

Collection and Organization of Books: Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

Members’ Sale: Wed., Oct. 6
Book Sale: Thurs. to Sat., Oct. 7 – 9

We currently have 47 Individual memberships, 40 Bookworms, 30 Booklovers, and 43 Bibliomaniacs.  We have 7 new members.   There are 4 families and 214 members. 

 

The 2021 FESAL Board


President - Betty Ann Petroski        bettyannread@comcast.net
Vice-President - Bonnie Hindman    bonniehindman@gmail.com
Treasurer - Tom Boone
Recording Secretary - Barbara Eitnier
Corresponding Secretary - Kathy Hord
Members-at-Large - Patricia Crawford, Anna Franco, Mel Philips, Larry Geesey, Andy Morrison
(one position to be filled)

 

2021 Committee Chairpersons
Advocacy - to be filled
By-Laws - Toom Boone
Community Relations - Sandy Stoner
Historian - to be filled

Hospitality - Nancy Musmanno and Mary Egan Membership - Betty Ann Petroski
Newsletter - Pat Lacasse
Photographer - Barbara Eitnier
Publicity and Public Relations - to be filled
Website Coordinator - Andy Morrison
Ways and Means - Bonnie Hindman and Kathy Hord
Immediate Past President - Fred Heagy