, Newburyport, MA

May 15, 2013

Membership Raffle to benefit Friends

Newburyport Daily News

---- — AMESBURY — The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library is conducting a special Membership Raffle at the library during its May Membership Month Campaign.

Whether someone joins for the first time or renews their membership in May, they will be eligible to win one of three prizes: first prize is a Paperwhite Kindle 3G e-reader; second prize is a $50 gift certificate at Bertram & Oliver Booksellers in Amesbury; and third prize is a $25 gift certificate at the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library Book Shoppe.

Membership forms may be obtained at the Amesbury Public Library or may be downloaded from the library’s website. Renewal forms have been mailed to members already. Contributions to The Friends are tax-deductible. Membership fees comprise a large percent of the Friends’ operating budget and are vital to providing educational, cultural and technical programs for library users of all ages.

The Friends’ Book Shoppe located in the basement of the library is open during library hours. It has a huge selection of used and like-new books for a small price.

Friends meetings are held at 1 p.m. in the library at 140 Main St. on the first Monday in January, March, May, September and November.

The Mission of the Friends is to support the library and its staff, to enhance the resources and services of the library and to enrich the community. They focus attention on the local and extended community of library patrons and accomplish the mission through collaboration, fundraising and allocations of funds as well as sponsorship of programs for the community.