2017 Annual President's Letter

2017 Annual President's Letter


Dear Friends of the Orchard Park Library, 

The Friends are always amazed at the diversity of the used books people have donated for our used book sales.  We receive copies of current best sellers in excellent condition, autographed copies by well-known authors, vintage first editions, and books now out-of-print.  Some of our donated books are even offered for sale in our eBay store!  We continue to sell a great deal of our books on the Cart or in the Book Nook during library hours, at our annual November Special Book Sale, and as always during our quarterly sales. 

The proceeds from these sales and your membership dues allow us to fund most of the Library’s children’s programs and our 4th Tuesday Lecture Series, as well as our annual Halloween Party. This party continues to grow in popularity, with about 400 people attending last fall, including some well-known Superheroes who helped save the day! We also continue to fund the Rose Collection, a collection of high demand books available to Orchard Park library patrons. 

Our monthly email newsletter continues to carry news about library activities. If you’d like to receive it, please email us friendsofoplibrary@gmail.com. It is also available online at our website, www.friendsofoplibrary.org.

 At this time, we have 436 members – including both annual members and lifetime members. Lifetime members pay a one-time membership fee of $250 and are then members for life – there is no annual renewal.   

As members, you get certain benefits. One important benefit is being invited to a Members Only Preview Sale the day before the Quarterly Book Sales open to the public. This Members Only Preview runs from 3 to 6 p.m. the Friday before each of our Quarterly Book Sales. The next one will be Friday, June 2. 

Please help us continue to support your library! Return the blue membership application with your annual dues as soon as possible.  If you would like to volunteer, check that box on the application and we’ll contact you!  And thank you so much for being a Friend. 

We will see you at the next book sale June 2, 3, & 4! 


Victoria R. Sturman




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