Friends of NAPL
The Friends group is an association of concerned citizens who use their talents, skills, and interests to:
Some of the things the Friends have done in the past include: purchasing a lighted outdoor sign and a digital indoor sign, purchasing a disc buffing machine, hosting a Vera Bradley & Pampered Chef Bingo, community yard sales, bus trips, supporting the Children's Summer Reading programs, supporting the Library's Basket Social, purchasing an outdoor media drop box, creating a book discussion group and purchasing books for the group, sponsored the 9th grade essay contest, helped with the library's annual drive mailing,and had booths at various community events.
No one is required to help with any one thing. You may simply use the talents you have and choose how you would like to help the library. We do ask that you bring a smile, a desire to help, and if possible, a head full of ideas. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Membership is just $5 per year for an individual or $10 for a family and comes with many opportunities to show your support. For more information, please call 610-262-7537 and speak to any staff member or email Karen Hein .
Friends of NAPL Board Members
President: Karen Hein
Vice President: Beth Krempa
Treasurer: Brenda Semmel
Secretary: Mary Fries
Blue Monkey Fundraiser
We are having another fundraiser at the Blue Monkey! Our last fundraiser there was a victim of bad weather. We're hoping this one will be much better! Eat at the Blue Monkey on Monday, May 18th, any time between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Bring our flyer with you (click HERE to get it) and show it to your server. The Friends group will get 20% of your total bill. It's win/win! Check out the Blue Monkey's menu HERE.
"Art of the Brick" Bus Trip
The Friends Group is hosting a trip to see the "Art of the Brick" exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Click HERE to see more about the exhibit. The trip will be on Friday, June 19. The cost is $50 for ages 3-11 and $60 for anyone age 12 or older. The cost includes the bus, driver's tip, and admission to the Franklin Institute along with the special exhibit. Lunch is on your own. The bus leaves from the Northampton Recreation Center at 8:00 AM and will return at about 6:00 PM. You can register and pay for the trip at the library. The deadline to pay is Thursday, May 28th.
Hampton Lanes Fundraiser
We are holding a fundraiser at Hampton Lanes on Sunday, June 28th. The cost is $15 for age 11 and older and $10 for age 10 and under. This includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental. Tickets may be purchased at the library. Please get your tickets as early as possible so we have an accurate count. We will also have a 50/50 raffle at Hampton Lanes that day.
Save Around Coupon Books are here!
The Friends group has received the 2015 Save Around (Enjoy the City) coupon books. Each book is $20. Stop by the library to get your copy!
The Friends of NAPL have tote bags for sale. The bag has an open front pocket, two pen pockets, a card pocket, a cell phone pocket, a mesh pocket and a large zippered pocket and is $10.
The Friends of NAPL have drawstring backpacks for sale. The bag has a zippered front pocket, drawstring main pocket and a built-in slot for earbuds. The backpack is $5.
The Friends of NAPL have lunch bags for sale. The bag has a zippered front pocket, zippered main pocket and a mesh drink pouch. The lunch bag is $8.
The Friends are selling the following items:
Enjoy the City Coupon Books—$20
Green Tote Bags—$10
Red Lunch Bags—$8
Green Drawstring Backpacks—$5
Gertrude Hawk Candy Bars—$1
Your generous contribution helps the Library meet the continuing challenges of providing and maintaining up-to-date technological and informational services! You may simply print out this form and mail or take it to the Library with your donation.
Phone (home)_______________ other_____________ Email___________________
Donation (check off donation amount)
___ $100 ___ $75 ___ $50 ___ $35 ___$25 ___ $10 other $_________
___Please contact me about the opportunities and benefits of planned giving!
Friends Group Annual Membership Dues
___$10 Family ___Renewal ($10 for family, $5 for individual)
___ $5 Individual
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Please check the activities with which you would like to help:
_____Help with mailings
_____Help at Community & Special Events
_____Annual Basket Social, Spring Bingo Events
_____Special Talents or Business Connections____________________________________
_____Sorry, no time. But please accept my donation.
Please make checks payable to the Friends of Northampton Area Public Library. Thank you!