Thursday, June 11, 2015

Summer Beach Reads



Summer Beach-Reads Are Here!

Back by popular demand is our red Summer Beach-Read Cart.  The cart is filled with almost-new popular literature....suspense, romance, mystery, adventure...all perfect for a lazy summer day.  We add to the cart weekly, so be sure to stop by often.  Why risk losing a library book or destroying your e-reader at the beach?   All books are only $1, so read it and pass it on to another beach buddy.  Grab a pile before you go on vacation!  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Friends of The Medway Library in the News

Check out the latest article about the Friends from the Country Gazette paper....

AT THE LIBRARY: Friends of Medway Library donate $17K

MEDWAY --  The Friends of the Medway Library presented a check for $17,000 to the library at the June’s trustee meeting. The funds were raised throughout the year from the Friends book sales, donations, and memberships.
Meg Hamilton, co-president of the Friends, acknowledged all the volunteers who spend hours sorting books and planning programs.
“They are the people really responsible for helping to raise so much money for our library. And we have a great time working together, too," she said.
"But we can only raise funds for the library if people continue to donate books and media,” she added. "Why not take the summer to go through the books your children have outgrown or downsize by cleaning off bookshelves? Just drop them off at the library.”
The money raised by the Friends is used to supplement the library budget. According to Medway Library Director Margaret Perkins, “The funds given to the library by the Friends are vitally important and have enabled us to purchase thousands of new books.”
In addition to raising money for the library, the Friends group sponsors free monthly Lego clubs and family movies, the Gingerbread Festival and the Southern Rail Concert. The Friends group also provides discounted passes for Southwick Zoo. Plans for this summer include a Scrabble club as well as a film series for adults.
Major book sales are in May and October, but there is a small ongoing sale near the circulation desk throughout the year. Right now the popular Summer Beach Reads cart has almost-new paperbacks for $1.
Co-President Diane Busa is especially excited about the Medway Library’s future Maker Space and has helped to prepare the new 3D printer. Busa stated, “We are so happy that the Friends is part of the planning committee and hope to help create an area where people can explore interests as well as use some advanced technology.”
For more information about donating, volunteering, or sales and programs, check the Friends 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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lego Building Club

 

The LEGO Building Club!


Sponsored by The Friends of the Medway Library

The next session will be held on 
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 
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 register. 



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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thank You From The Friends Co-presidents!






Friends of the Medway Library would like to thank all those who helped this fall to support the library.  Our volunteers spent months sorting books and tending to the book and raffle sales.  Their commitment and hard work made our October Book Sale and raffle a success. 

In addition, numerous businesses have contributed to Friends programs and raffles. We would like to acknowledge Cassidy's Clubhouse, Anthony Maki of Franklin Country Club, Starbucks, Regal Cinema, AdPrint, Whole Foods, Panera, and Roche Brothers.  We also appreciate all the local businesses that allow us to display flyers.

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 $15.00 each!  (Regular prices are $24.00 for an adult and $18.00 for children 3-12 and seniors 62+.)

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