To the editor:
On behalf of the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library board, I should like to thank all who responded to the annual Friends Membership Drive by renewing their membership or becoming a new member. With your contributions the Friends are able to cover the expense of what is not included in the library budget such as the museum passes, the Summer Reading program, as well as both children and adult programs during the year.
Membership forms were mailed to members for renewal and new applicants obtained forms either at the library or online. All who responded were eligible to win one of three prizes of the Member Raffle. First prize, a Paperwhite Kindle 3G e-reader, was won by Gloria Lasnier; second prize, $50 gift certificate at Bertram & Oliver Booksellers in Market Square, Amesbury, was won by Merle and Marge Forney; and third prize, a $25 gift certificate at the Friends of the Amesbury Library Book Shoppe, was won by Vicki Croteau.
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 our community. We focus our attention on the local and extended community of library patrons and accomplish our mission through collaboration, fundraising and allocations of funds as well as sponsorship of programs for the community.
Dianne Dostie Cole
Secretary of the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library