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NEWSLETTER


Summer!

The hot weather, well it’s been hot! Soon it will be back to school and what better time to go to the library. Kate Yates the Bilingual Children’s and Teens’ Librarian requested and received funding for Bilingual and Spanish collection display and storage. The funding for display shelves will bring greater visibility to this collection. With this funding the library can ensure more equitable access of materials in the collection.

We appreciate your continued support; your generous donations will help us continue to improve service to our target community and help ensure a positive library experience for all!

The Board approved new bylaws which will be posted for information only on our WEB site. The attorney FOLL engaged with is a non-profit lawyer and provided expert guidance in developing the bylaws. This is the first complete review refresh of the bylaws since inception of the Friend’s.

The second Library feasibility study was received by the City Council May 17, 2022. Just a few highlights:

  • The library was built for 64, 000 residents
  • Presently the library is underfunded by $900,000.00
  • There is limited capacity for new programs and events because Longmont does not include these in the library budget

There is one main library and no library branches to serve a population of 98,000. Sometimes, I hear “we don’t want to be Boulder” however, Boulder has a main library and four branch libraries. A refresh is planned for the North Boulder Branch, North Boulder Branch Library |Boulder Public Library (boulderlibrary.org). The picture of the refresh tells the story. Boulder Libraries receive $14 million dollars from the city. The Longmont Library receives $4.0 million.

Well, being like Boulder may be wonderful for a library user.


Be well,

Prudence Carter

President FOLL




BYLAWS OF FRIENDS OF THE LONGMONT LIBRARY


The Board approved new bylaws which are posted here for information only on our WEB site. The attorney FOLL engaged with is a non-profit lawyer and provided expert guidance in developing the bylaws. Click the link below to view the refreshed bylaws.

 FOLL Bylaws Final.pdf



Thank You!


Our June Big Book Sale made a considerable profit; $5841.00 in two and a half days! This

money will go a long way to help our library with purchases not included in the budget.


Thank you to the volunteers who made the sale possible. The folks who helped with set up and

take down were so very helpful, everything was done in record time. We are also very grateful

to our cashiers and people who greeted our patrons and kept the book tables stocked and

orderly. We could not accomplish this without your time and energy.


To the Longmont community, we give our thanks for all the donated books and media which

make our sales possible. To the patrons who always attend our sale and help us provide much

needed funding for many library programs, we extend our appreciation! Lastly, we could not

have a sale without the library staff, thank you so much for your patience and assistance.


We hope to have our next big sale in the early fall. Watch our website and flyers for dates and

times.


Again, our sincere thanks to everyone for making our sale such a success!

The Board of the Friends of the Longmont Public Library



Service and Closure Information for the City of Longmont

2022 Holidays

    • New Year's Day 2022, observed Dec. 31. 2021
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17
    • Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 21
    • Memorial Day, Monday, May 30
    • Juneteenth, observed Monday, June 20
    • Independence Day, Monday, July 4
    • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5
    • Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11
    • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24
    • Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25
    • Christmas, observed Monday, Dec. 26
    • New Year’s Day 2023, observed Monday, Jan. 2, 2023



Book Bags - Recycled Canvas

$15.00 each 

Now available at the circulation desk!




Board Recruitment Position Description

The Friends of the Longmont Library (FOLL) has two open seats for the Board of Directors.

We are in a period of growth and program development to enhance FOLL support for the Longmont Public Library.  The Board meets once a month for 90 minutes on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Desired Traits:

        • Ability to work collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve many goals that support the library.
        • Empathy and openness when communicating with volunteers and fellow board members.
        • Listening with full attention and amenable to new ideas.
        • The ability to organize, and coordinate projects and activities.
        • Attention to detail in procedures and policies that direct the work of the FOLL.
        • Prior experience in working with a volunteer group.
        • A love of all things Library!

Please contact Sharon McCaffrey @ sharmccaf@gmail.com  or Prudence Carter @ prulibrary@gmail.com


The Friends are once again accepting book donations! 

                 We are unable to use magazines.

Donate inside the east entrance of the Library during open hours.

We accept all books in English and Spanish • CDs • DVDs + BluRays

Graphic Novels are especially popular.

Items must be in New/Excellent condition.


Explore our Lobby Book Shop
   


BOOK SHOP (& Library) HOURS

  • Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm
  • Friday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday 1 - 5pm

Click here for more information

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are."  

Mason Cooley

Friends of the Longmont Library is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
Friends of the Longmont Library • 409 Fourth Avenue • Longmont Colorado 80501

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