Friends 02-17-17 Agenda & Minutes

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BCCLS FRIENDS of the Library Committee Agenda

Friday, February 17, 2017, 10 am

River Edge Public Library

  1. Approve Minutes from 2/1/17 Meeting
  2. Old Business
  3. New Business:
    1. March 8 Workshop-see below
    2. Review dates for upcoming workshops-see below
    3. Adult Programming: any interest in attending “Library Jamboree” at Princeton Public Library, Tuesday, March 14, 10 am-3:30 pm? The BCCLS Adult Services Committee is considering hosting a Performers’ Showcase; nothing committed at this point.
  4. Next meeting date
  5. Adjournment

March 8 Workshop: “Fundraising = Profile Raising”

River Edge Public Library, 10 am – 12:30

Snow Date is March 15, 10 am-12:30 pm

  1. Eventbrite link is now up: committee should rsvp too-
    1. https://bccls-friends-talk-fundraising-and-friendsmaking.eventbrite.com
  2. Include a call to submit tips and ideas with event invitation (submit to friends@bccls.org) for program packets.
  3. Cover the legalities (invite a lawyer?)-but specify not getting into gaming licenses @ this time
  4. Speakers: ?
  5. Themed small groups
    1. “Biggies”-Glen Rock’s upcoming mini golf, book sales, (like Glen Rock’s past sales), Edible Book Festival (Rutherford, 4/2/16), Community Celebrity Bartending @ Growler & Gill (Northvale), Trips (Nutley), etc.
    2. “Smalls”-Barnes & Noble, Mooyah, etc.
    3. Long term: sale of coloring books, pens, membership dues, etc.
    4. Additional category?

Upcoming Workshops

May 4 – Programming Showcase?-Maywood

October 24- Friends Breakfast

December 5  (with a snow date of December 6)-or alternate dates-Hasbrouck Heights?

NJ Department of Consumer Affairs (oversees Legalized Games of Chance)

To guarantee a number of attendees, consider inviting community organizations and municipal clerks (as along as they will be guaranteed CPEs). This will both fill the room and hopefully help strengthen relationships and partnerships.

BCCLS Friends Committee Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 17th, 2017

River Edge Public Library 10:00 AM

Present:     Ellen O’Keefe, Chair – Northvale                                    Emiliana Tuohey – Fair Lawn

Camille Valentino – Emerson   

Jeanne Sylvester – Nutley   

Daragh O’Connor – River Edge

Darlene Swistock – BCCLS

Donna Perkosky – Paramus

Melissa Singlevich – Hasbrouck Heights   

Robin Rockman – Oradell

Georgene Betterbed – Glen Rock Friends

Lynn Kloss – Teaneck Friends

Ella Urdang – Englewood Friends

Georgene Moved to approve the minutes; Ella seconded

March 8th – “Friendraising” workshop: Fundraising/Profile Raising

  • Email went out calling for tips, ideas, flyers; deadline: Friday, 2/24/17
  • Run like an event fair, 3 sections:
    • The Marketplace: items to sell; Bring examples and vendor recommendations. Daragh O’Connor /River Edge/ to host.
    • Low Hanging Fruit: Easier, smaller events; speakers: Georgene Betterbed Glen Rock, Emiliana Tuohey / Fair Lawn.
    • The Oscar$: Big events: speakers: Kathy Brunet / Northvale, Jeanne Sylvester / Nutley
    • Close with “Razzies,” fundraisers that flopped; how to avoid volunteer fatigue.

May 4th – Programming Showcase: Maywood Public Library 10:30AM – 12:30 PM

  • Looking to partner with Adult Services Committee

Next Programs:

  • October 24th: Friends Breakfast
  • December 5th (Snow date: December 6th): TBD

Next Meeting: April 7th 10:00 AM @ Maywood (confirmed)

Jeanne moved to adjourn at 11:15 am; Camille seconded.