The Library in My Words
(by the famous and otherwise):
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
Friends of the Durham Public Library
You've Got to Have Friends!
10 Reasons Why We Are Friends of the Library
Reason #10: Libraries Build Communities
People gather at the library to find and share information, to experience and experiment with the arts and media, and to engage in community discussions. There are many communities to serve: children, scholars, families, seniors, business owners, politicians and countless others. Libraries enhance access to information, encourage learning and unify the people of the community.
For all the reasons we have shared with you, the Friends of the Durham Public Library are glad to volunteer time and resources to make the library the center of our town. Ours is a library to be proud of – vibrant, useful, welcoming, and the place to feel the spirit of our community.Want to read all the reasons that the Friends believe in libraries? Click Here.
|Who We Are and What We Do!
For over ten years, the Friends of the Durham Public Library have been advocating for and supporting our town library. Friends educate the community about the needs of the Library and have been stalwart advocates for a permanent Library building.
Friends also raise funds to supplement the library budget. Some Friends are active members year round, while others choose to serve on a committee, volunteer at the Library, or participate at specific events. Friends currently:
The Friends meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Library.
New Friends are always welcome. If you'd like to work with a great group of people, and help support your public library, you can join the Friends. To download a membership form, Click here.
If you have any questions, please email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org
|What Are the Friends Reading?
Marmie and Louisa by Eve LaPlante
Farewell Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister
River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Home by Toni Morrison
History of Art
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Anasazi America by David E. Stuart
Cookie Bakers Wanted
The Friends of the Durham Public Library sponsor the on-going cookie sale at the Library. In 2010 we raised $700, all of it going directly to the children’s programs. We are always looking for new bakers to sign-up to keep the cookie basket full. This involvesa simple one week commitment to provide goodies to sell at the library.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DURHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY COOKIE BAKING
A batch of baked goods should be delivered to the Library front desk on Tuesday morning (around 10-10:15). Place three to four cookies (depending on the size – $1 donation is the asking price) in a small baggie; bring a total of around 15 bags. In case people want to check for potential food allergies, please place one large index card in the cookie basket with the list of ingredients used. Please dispose of any leftover cookies from the prior week that are in the basket when you arrive Tuesday morning.
The cycle needs to be repeated for Thursday morning as cookie sales are often quite brisk at the beginning of the Library week and again during the latter part of the week. You need to remove any remaining cookies from your Tuesday batch. This will also ensure that the quality and freshness of the product will remain constant throughout the week. Feel free to be creative with your offerings -- cookies, bars, slices of tea bread, the infamous rice crispy treats, whatever you think would be appealing!
You will receive a reminder call or e-mail from Roni Pekins the weekend before your scheduled baking week.
If you would be willing to bake for the sale, please email Roni Pekins, or simply Click Here to access a master calendar, then type your name and email address on the Tuesday of the week that you would like to cover. Thanks!
Durham Public Library
7 Mill Road Unit H
Durham, NH 03824
603-868-6699 Fax 603-868-9944