Welcome, Friends of the San Antonio Public Library (FOSAPL)
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FOSAPL Calendar & Book Sales
2016 FOSAPL Board Meeting
Meeting Dates and Locations
The Friends of the San Antonio Public Library annual gift of over $63,000 in 2015 was a critical resource with important results for our community. Every dollar raised and donated by FOSAPL is appreciated and promptly used to serve our community with the best library services possible. The annual gift is particularly important to fund those areas that otherwise would be underfunded. It is clear that the FOSAPL gift is not just icing on the cake, but rather an important “ingredient” in our recipe for success.
This presentation provides an overview of how the Library utilized the FOSAPL annual gift in 2015.
Standing Rules Revised to Address New Issues
On March 20, 2016, the FOSAPL Board approved a variety of additions and changes to the Standing Rules. Chief among these were:
21st Century FRIENDS: Silver, Gold, and Green"Workshop"!
Calling all Friends Group Presidents,Treasurers, Book Sale Mavens and other active Friends (you know who you are!) ---
Learn about new fundraising and book sale techniques, membership recruitment and retention, and how to spend your Friends' money more efficiently on Saturday, May 14, 9:30AM-12:30PM, Central Library Auditorium. Don't miss the "21st Century FRIENDS: Silver, Gold, and Green" workshop!
Want to share ideas that have worked for your group? Want to make sure that certain questions are answered? Contact President Karen Matson at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 9.
p.s., Please do not schedule any book sales for this date, as we know that all of your groups' members will want to attend this workshop!
Help Raise $1,000s for the Library!
Help Yourself to Bargain Books!
Volunteer at the BookCellar!
The BookCellar needs:
Workers who know and/or love children’s books.
Workers who can lift boxes and pull dollies loaded with books. Workers who can sort and shelve books by alphabet or number.
Choose a day and try it for a month. Four-hour shifts available 11–3 any day or 3–7 Thursdays. Park free in the Central Library garage. Buy books and media at 50% off.
FOSAPL depends on the BookCellar to fund its annual contribution to the Library System. Help share that responsibility. To volunteer or for more information, call BookCellar Committee Chair Richard Morales at (210) 639-8549 or the BookCellar at (210) 227-9519.