Friends of Library is overflowing with activities and news
Annual Book Sale
It’s the Annual Used Book Sale! Many wonderful titles to choose from. Books are in good shape and sold at bargain prices.
==Special “FRIENDS ONLY” Sneak Peek Thursday Oct 13 5-6pm.
Oct. 14 Friday 10-5
Oct. 15 Sat 10-2
–Children’s fiction and non-fiction
–Adult Fiction (mystery, classics, historical, bestsellers, science fiction, recent releases and vintage)
–Adult non-fiction (self-help, art, travel, gardening, poetry, music, biography, science, hobbies, cookbooks
Sale proceeds go to support the library as funding for books, programs, equipment and services. Attending the sale is a great time for members and patrons to browse the library’s collection and meet the staff. It is also a time to join the Friends or renew memberships.
Volunteers are needed to help with the sale. If you have some time available, please contact us at email@example.com or drop us a note at the library.
Join the club, annual Membership Drive
New Year, New Membership Cycle
Friends memberships renew in January each year. Is your membership up to date? Renew now for all of 2023. Dues and donations from members like you make possible all the great events and programs we’ve supported at the library. Annual dues are just $10.00 for an individual membership, $5.00 for seniors 70+, or $25.00 for a family membership.
Click here for membership sign up and renewal information
Consider volunteering to serve on one of our committees such as event planning or the used book sale. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a note at the library.
The Annual Membership Meeting is November 2, Wednesday, 5:30pm-8pm
You are invited to the Friends Annual Meeting at Spirit Hound Distillers featuring fun, sunny live music by the all woman trio “Five Foot Betty” featuring former Friends Board member, Pam Browning on bass. Come enjoy Spirit Hound refreshments and have a chance to greet the current Friends Board members and others who love our Library. Learn more about the Friends at the brief meeting at 7:00pm. The location is: 4196 Ute Hwy, Lyons, CO
Election, become an officer
New Friends Board Members Needed: The Friends Board ideally consists of seven members who help organize fundraisers and events to enrich our community. Officially “The Friends of the Lyons Regional Library is a nonprofit organization of volunteers supporting the library by fostering public awareness, sharing enthusiasm for learning, enhancing the library’s service to the community.”
Our current Board is:
Kate Kerr – President
Suzanne Milani – Vice President
Sara Erickson – Secretary
Christina Wells – Treasurer
Patty McNichol – Member at Large
Ellen Hine – Member at Large
(Open) – Member at Large
Most of the current Board members wish to continue serving but there will be 2 openings to be filled at our Annual Meeting on November 1. Would you like to find out more about joining the Board? Contact us via email at email@example.com or leave a note at the library.
RADIO SHOW, live performance
RADIO THEATER SHOW
Friday Oct 21 7pm =and= Saturday Oct 22 3 pm
Join with local superstars for a nostalgic trip to the bygone days of radio theater with episodes of “Dragnet” and “Burns and Allen” performed before a live audience. That means you! This multigenerational volunteer cast is ready to entertain you and make you laugh!
The show is at the Lyons Library. Wine and soft drinks will be available for the Friday evening performance; soft drinks only for Saturday matinee. Free admission but donations are appreciated with all proceeds to Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission and the Friends of Lyons Library.
Silent Auction, Dollhouse
Silent Auction: October 13 to 22: This amazingly detailed 1950s house is a very authentic historical representation of life at that time. There is also a complete story written out for each of the characters in the house which fully brings them to life. The house is currently on display at the Library. Bidding will start at the Used Book Sale. The winning bid will be announced at the end of the Saturday Night Radio Theater Show.
It was created by Anne O’Brien, a former resident of Lyons. Several of her dollhouses were on display at the Lyons Redstone Museum for two years, and were highly popular. It has a thick booklet that goes with it, describing each character’s background in delightful detail.
Additional Ongoing News
Ongoing Used Book Sale
At the Library, used books are always available on the special bookcase to the right as you enter. There you’ll find a mix of adult and children’s gently used books from recent donations; plus DVDs. Every Wednesday, Friends Board members Sara Erickson and Ellen Hine can be found at the library sorting through used book donations. Most are $1 – 5.
Tuesdays are the ideal day for donations. Please limit to no more than one box of books at a time. Please refrain from donating damaged books or obscure titles. We love to receive late editions, popular authors and books on topics of general interest such as gardening, cooking, travel and art. Children’s books are also greatly appreciated.
Easy Ways to Give to the Friends!
AMAZON SMILE – Help the Friends gain revenue by simply adding our account as your Amazon Smile charity. Click here to find our account information. Or search for Friends of the Lyons Depot Library.
KING SOOPERS- link your King Sooper Card to the Lyons Friends of the Library account and a percentage of your grocery cost is donated to the Friends. click this link to sign up