Friends 04-07-17 Agenda & Minutes

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BCCLS FRIENDS of the Library Committee Agenda

Friday, April 7, 1-3 pm

Maywood Public Library

1. Approve Minutes from 2/17/17 Meeting

 2. Old Business

            Review March 8 Fundraisers & Friendraisers

 3. New Business

            Performers’ Showcase, Thursday, May 4, 10 am-12:30 pm

                        Scheduling of performers

                        Food for performers and attendees

                        Set up logistics



 4. Next meeting date

 5. Adjournment

 In our future

  • Tuesday, October 24-Friends Breakfast
  • Wednesday, December 5 (Snow date is December 6) 10 am-12 noon, Hasbrouck Heights PL, topic to be determined.



Friday, April 7, 2017

Maywood Public Library


Ellen O’Keefe, Chair – Northvale

Emiliana Tuohey – Fair Lawn

Camille Valentino – Emerson

Jeanne Sylvester – Nutley

Darlene Swistock – BCCLS

Donna Perkosky – Paramus

Melissa Singlevich – Hasbrouck Heights

Robin Rockman – Oradell

Lynn Kloss – Teaneck Friends

Ella Urdang – Englewood Friends

Minutes approved.

Old Business

Ellen shared her observations of the advocacy meeting held earlier in the day at Hasbrouck Heights. A suggestion was made that our December meeting focus on activism and Library advocacy.

Review of “Friendraisers” workshop

We reviewed the feedback from the “Friendraising” workshop. The feedback questionnaire indicated that the program was a success and proved helpful to the attendees. We discussed the dissemination of and access to the handout. Ellen will look into posting it through the website under “Support Your Library” and having clickable content so that it is easy access for all.

New Business

Upcoming Showcase, May 4, 2017

We then reviewed the venue for the performers. Ellen will check on the use of the piano and sound systems etc. Performers should be advised to bring their own equipment as needed.

We settled on approximately 10 performances – 6 performing arts and 4 speakers, authors.  These need to be reconfirmed.  We estimated that each performer will take about 10 minutes (or less).  

The invitation to the event (sent to will include a request for highly recommended performers. Jeanne Sylvester will organize the programming resources. The deadline for submissions is April 18.  Emiliana Tuohey will prepare the email requesting the performers and the invitation to attend the event. It was decided that we will send a second and third message as reminders.

Tentative Agenda:

9:00 am – Committee members and performers arrive

9:30 am Breakfast

10:00 am -11:30 am Showcase

12 Lunch for performers (get RSVP from performers)

Darlene will prepare the schedule of performers.  Emiliana will develop a program to be handed out to the participants.

Next programs:

-October 24 Friends Breakfast

-December 5th TBD

Next meeting scheduled for Friday, 10 am, April 21, Glen Rock Public Library