Monday, July 7, 2014

Friends of The Medway Library in the News

Check out the latest article about the Friends from the Millis/Medway paper....


Friends Raises $18,000 for the Medway Library
 
      The Friends of the Medway Library has long been a library supporter, and this year this group of volunteers was able to raise $18,000.  Co-presidents  Meg Hamilton and Diane Busa presented a check at the June meeting of the trustees .
     Meg Hamilton told the trustees, “We’re proud of our efforts, but we never know from year to year how much we can give to the library.  We’ve raised so much money this time only because more people donated books, volunteered to help, and came to our sales.  I think this is an indication of how committed people are to support the Medway Library.”
      The Friends raises money that is used for materials or programs not funded by the library’s operating budget.   According to Library Director Margaret Perkins, “A third of the books and other materials that the library has added this year were purchased using the funds donated by The Friends.”   The donations also helped finance the update of the library website for patrons to more easily access on-line services.
     Most of the money was raised from The Friends very popular book sales in May and October.  Additionally, Friends has an ongoing sale across from the circulation desk with almost new, special interest books for adults and children.  A favorite of the patrons is the red Beach Reads cart; all paperback books are only $1.  This year non-fiction and young adult books have been added.
     The Friends does more than just raise money for the library.  They obtain museum and zoo passes which offer free or discounted rates for patrons.  The group also sponsors the Gingerbread Festival, free monthly children’s and family movies, as well as a Lego Club. 
      Diane Busa stated, “We couldn’t be happier with the turnout at our programs.  The last movie we screened had 100 people and the room is always filled during the Lego Club.  The Friends also has become involved with the high school honor society and community service groups who help the younger children.”
       Friends supports other Medway non-profits such as the Community Farm, Girl Scouts, Friends of the Performing Arts and various high school clubs by offering them free tables at the book sale events.
       The Friends has helped the library become a vibrant community resource.  There are so many ways to become involved.  For more information about programs, donating books and becoming a member, check the website: friendsofthemedwaylibrary.blogspot.com
         

The Friends want to thank everyone who participated in our fund raising events (becoming a friend, renewing memberships, May & Oct Books Sales, the Ongoing book sale, etc).  Every penny helps the Library and we would not have had such a successful year without a strong community.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SAVE MONEY ON A TRIP TO THE SOUTHWICK ZOO!

Discount tickets to the Southwick Zoo in Mendon, are available for purchase at the Medway Library circulation desk. The cost of a discount ticket is only $13.00 each!  (Regular prices are $22.00 for an adult and $17.00 for children 3-12 and seniors 62+.)

 The library will ONLY accept a check or cash as payment for the tickets!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Lego Building Club

 

The LEGO Building Club!


Sponsored by The Friends of the Medway Library


The next session will be held on 
 Thursday, October 16
 4-5:00 pm in the Cole room
Lego fans, 1st grade and up, are invited to have fun building Lego Creations based on the theme of the day or they can just free build.    

 
Creations will be displayed at the library and a digital photo will be emailed to you.
Space is limited, so you must sign up at the library circulation desk.  At that time a welcome letter with rules and contact information will be given to you. 

If you have a teenager who may enjoy helping us out with the club, please email Diane at busadiane@yahoo.com.
 
Thank you to all who have donated Legos or given special donations for us to buy Legos.  We are always looking for more Legos so we can have more children be involved in this fun and creative activity.    We can always use more Green and Blue plates or other building platforms.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Teen Happenings at the Library!



Droids & Dragons

The 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm the club talks about fantasy and science fiction!
Open to teens, 7th grade and up, and adults.

2014 Schedule:
  • September - The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
Check out all of the teen services available at the Medway Library at:  http://medwayteenlibrary.wordpress.com/


 Teen Advisory Board Meeting:

Monthly on the second Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Teen Room. For teens, ages 12-18, interested in organizing and planning activites, reviewing books, decorating the Teen Room, and being involved at the Library. Snacks usually provided! Contact Mariah for more information.
 

Happenings At The Library


 



Weekly Programs 
Wednesdays: Toddler Jam  10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30 AM. For 0-30 months. No registration. Caregiver must accompany child. 

Fridays: It’s Story Time! 11:00-11:30 AM. For 10 months-5 years. No registration. Caregiver must accompany child. 

For more information about  events and programs visit medwaychildrenslibrary.wordpress.com 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happenings at the Medway Library


Medway Public Library Programs


It's Story Time! Friday mornings, 11:00-11:30AM

Ages 10 months - 5 years*
Story Room
The children's librarian will hold a drop-in (no registration necessary) story time with songs, stories, and a simple craft. 
All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
*These ages are flexible! If you think your children will enjoy story time, please bring them.

Wednesday Mornings       Drop-In Baby & Toddler Sing  
Two Sessions:
10:30 - 11 AM. Story Room
11 - 11:30 AM. Story Room.   
Newborns - 30 months are invited to this drop-in program of stories, fingerplay and songs accompanied by mountain dulcimer.
Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver.

First Monday of the Month, 6:30-8:30PM
Tablet & eReader Help 
Did you receive a new eReader or tablet - or do you have one sitting around gathering dust? Want to learn more about downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines from the Library? Book a half hour appointment with "eExpert" Tammy the first Monday of every month, from 6:30-8:30. Call the Library or drop by to sign up.

Tuesday Evening Book Group: Monthly on the last Tuesday, 7-8PM  (*Note date change)
Interested adults are invited to participate in the first of Medway Library's monthly reading discussion groups. Informative discussions will be held on the chosen book, with impressions and opinions shared by all. Anyone interested may attend any or all of the monthly discussions. Copies of book selections (in large print, standard book, and audio format) will be made available for checkout at the Library circulation desk. Ebook format is also available for most selections through the digital media catalog.


September 30: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of the President by Candice Millard 
 
Paws to Read: (Pre-registration required) Monthly on the first Wednesday, 6:30-7:45PM
What's better than curling up with a good book? Cuddling up with a "Paws to Read" Therapy Dog and a good book! Children (grades 2-6) are invited to come and meet some of these special dogs at our Library once a month and have a good time. Each child is given a specific 15-minute time slot for a "one on one" with his or her favorite reading dog.Children must be able to read by themselves. This is not a tutoring program, but rather an opportunity for a child to practice reading skills with an attentive listener. Contact Lorie Brownell 508-533-3217 for more information and to sign up.

check out www.medwaylib.org  for more information

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gingerbread Houses - The Friends want to Thank all of the Builders


The Friends also want to thank everyone who participated in the Gingerbread Festival.   It was a great success and the children had so much fun decorating their house. 
























Monday, November 18, 2013

We Appreciate the Support from Local Businesses...

 

A Big Thank You goes out to some of the local businesses that have helped us with the Movies, Documentaries and Book Sales this year by providing grocery bags, printing services and delicious treats:

Panera in Frankin
Stop & Shop
Roche Bros.
Whole Foods
Regal Cinemas
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Saturday, March 30, 2013

   GO GREEN WITH A BLUE FRIENDS TOTE

Show off your Friends of the Medway Library pride as well as have a large, strong, attractive reusable bag for all your toting needs.  They are only $2 and can be purchased anytime in the library or during our book sales.  They are perfect for carrying all your books home!