Minutes — Friends of the RFL Meeting, Jan. 2019

Friends of the Library meeting January 22, 2019


  • Letter and stats from Nancy Fort: A letter was received from librarian, Nancy fort, thanking the Friends for their efforts in supporting the library.  There was an attachment of usage statistics for the museum passes during 2018.
  • Treasure’s report: As of this date the Friends have a net income of $4,941.99
  • Candlelight House Tour tallies:  The House Tour tallies are incomplete until the Board meeting on January 28,2019.  The tour approximately netted $8,500.00.
  • Used book sales:  Janice Papenberg reported that the used books are being heavily weeded to make room for incoming donations.  Michael Robinson is doing the weeding.  Weeded books will be donated to the Library for the Blind. The book sale netted $757.20 last year.  ***Volunteers are needed to sell books (a 2 hour commitment) on one Sunday a month.  If you cannot commit to a scheduled time could you please consider being a fill-in Sunday person?  Please contact Janice through the library..
  • Change in by-laws?:  A change in the by-laws to amend the clause which states that one half of the netted income in the Friends treasury will be given to the Board of Trustees at the end of the calendar year.  The words “if needed” has been added to this clause.   The change was proposed and voted in the affirmative.
  • Membership:  We continue to look for new members and it was quite affirming to see several new people at the meeting.

Friends of the Riverton Free Library — Meeting

Artwork thanks to Christian Ancker.

Hello Friends,

Just a reminder about the Friends of the Library meeting this Tuesday, 1/22,  7:00, at the library.
The agenda will include
  • a letter from Librarian Nancy Fort;
  • treasure’s report;
  • Candlelight House Tour stats;
  • used book sales;
  • and most importantly the kick off for the 2019 Library Cocktail Party.
The Cocktail party is a major library fundraiser.  Think of a theme for this year’s event.
Hope to see many of you at the meeting.

Annual & Regular Meetings of the Riverton Free Library Association

You are cordially invited to the Annual and Regular Meetings of the RFL Association Board.  Hear about this past year’s Cocktail Social and Candlelight House Tour fundraisers.  Meet our returning Board members and greet our new Board member volunteers.  We welcome your comments!

  • Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Place: Fiction Section of the RFL

HSR Doll House at the Riverton Free Library!

Image thanks to Susan Dechnik

Don’t forget to stop by the Riverton Free Library today to see a beautiful and intricate doll house, a replica of the home at 806 Main Street, on display at the library for the first time!  Great gift ideas are being sold by the HSR — local mugs, reproductions of early prints, gift memberships to the HSR — and the Archives are open, for free, its Museum-for-a-Day.  All are welcome!

There is still time to pick up tickets for tonight’s Candlelight House Tour.  Proceeds benefit the Riverton Free Library.