Category Archives: Fundraisers

Volunteering With the Friends Can Help You Live Longer

Volunteering With the Friends Can Help You Live Longer!

No, that is not a threat from our F.O.L. volunteer coordinator!

It is simply another great reason to call or email us about volunteering!

Information from a review of over forty studies published in BMC Public Health shows that those who help others are also helping themselves.

“Our systematic review shows that volunteering is associated with improvements in health,” ~ Dr. Suzanne Richards, University of Exeter Medical School 

The authors found that those who spend their time helping others on a regular basis can reduce early mortality rates by 22%, compared to people who don’t participate in volunteer activities. They also found volunteering reduced rates of dementia, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes!

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Thanks for your support!

Reasons to Help with a Friends of the Library Activity or Book Sale:

  • Helps our library and our community
  • Helps pay for library improvements & programs
  • We usually have food
  • You are welcome to read on the job
  • It helps the kids
  • You will be healthier
  • You will live longer

As you can see, volunteering with the Friends of the Library is a great idea. You can email or call us, or sign up to help at our Spring Book Sale right away using VolunteerSpot which can be found on the side bar of this page.

Volunteers Circle!

We need volunteers April 22-24 for help with setting up books, organizing them, supervising the book sales, and clean up.

There are jobs for those who like to do heavy lifting or those who need to take it a little easy – teens, seniors and families are all welcome to help!

We would love to see you there, but if you are not able to help at the book sale, you may want to contact us about serving at the Summer Reading Program’s party this summer, or serving on our executive board!

Volunteering: it helps the kids, it helps the Friends of the Library and it helps you!

 

Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

The Friends Spring Book Sale/Fundraiser is Coming Up!

The Spring Book Sale Dates Will Be:

Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:30 am – 5 pm

Sunday April 24, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 4 pm

Book Sale Volunteers

Volunteers Are Needed:

To set up tables and unbox the books for the sale: Friday, April 22, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

To clean up from the book sale: Sunday, April 24, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

You can sign up to help easily at our page on Volunteer Spot:

Go to Volunteer Spot to Sign up Online

Or you can email us at friendsofdavielibrary@gmail.com or call Merit at 293-3477.

We are looking forward to seeing all our Friends and Volunteers!

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Fall Book Sale Fundraiser for Davie Libraries

Support Davie County Public Library by Joining the Friends of the Library!

The Friends of the Davie County Library Fall Book Sale Fundraiser will be October 16-18. Anyone can join at the door, and F.O.L. members receive a discount of 50% off all our regularly priced books throughout the sale.

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All teachers get a $1 off any membership fee or renewal.

A $3 “fill-a-bag” sale will be held from 2-4 p.m. on our last day. We provide the bags.

You can still donate books anytime by dropping them off at the library. We especially need to replenish our stock of children’s books. Many teachers shop our sales in order to supply their classrooms with supplemental reading materials and we always are sure to give them a great deal. We also donate many of the books we receive to classrooms and community groups after our sales, so you can always be sure that the books you are done reading will go on to be well used and well-loved by others!

We are a 501c3 organization, so let us know if your donation requires a receipt.

The funds from F.O.L.’s booksales are always used to support our library’s services and programs for youth and adults. This year, we helped our library to purchase updated computers for the Cooleemee branch, sponsored the Summer Reading Program’s party, and helped our library celebrate National Library Week!

Future projects include sponsoring an “Author’s Talk” and organizing a writer’s “Hangout” group for local authors, as well as providing a Fall Appreciation Day for the library’s staff and volunteers.

Volunteers Needed!

We still need help with setting up for the book sale on Thursday, October 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and need help during the sale, as well as with clean-up Sunday, October 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. We will serve pizza to our clean-up crew!

Volunteers who help us set up at the sale will get to shop early for books!

Sale hours

  • Friday, October 16, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 18, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

If you have questions or want to help, contact Merit at 293-3477 or email friendsofdavielibrary@gmail.com.

We hope to see you at the sale this week!

Spring 2015 Book Sale- Change is in the Air!

Our 2015 Spring Book Sale Dates will be March 20-22

Our Spring Book Sale dates will be a little earlier so that in April, the Friends of the Library group can better focus on celebrating National Library Week, April 12-18.  This year the American Library Association urges us to remember the,  “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.”

Volunteers Needed

Set up for the book sale will be Thursday March 19, from 7-8:30 p.m. and our sale clean up will be Sunday, March 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. -with pizza!  We always provide snacks and drinks, and volunteers who help us set up the sale get a free sneak peek at the books!

We still need some extra tables and volunteers, so email us or contact Merit at 293-3477 to let her know you want to help.

Members Get 50% Off Throughout the Sale

Anyone can join at the door, and when you do, you will receive our special members’ discount of 50% off all our regularly priced books.

Membership in the F.O.L. supports our library and deserves rewards. This special is in lieu of our previous “Member’s Preview Night” which required our members to be at the sale on a particular evening- many were not able to take advantage. We decided members deserved extra time to shop, as well as extra savings.

Be sure to let us know how you like our changes!

We Hope to See You For Our Sale:

Friday, March 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, 1- 4 p.m.

A special $3 “fill-a-bag” sale will be held from 3-4 p.m. on our last day- Sunday March 22. We provide the bags.

You can also help your community and library by donating books- you can drop them by anytime! (371 North Main Street, Mocksville)

Members Who Are Teachers Get the 50% Discount- Plus $1 Off Annual Membership

We are especially interested in replenishing our stock of children’s books. Many teachers shop our sale in order to supply their classrooms with supplemental reading materials and we always are sure to give them a great deal.

Teachers receive $1 off the individual membership fee and can join for just $4…you can purchase a membership for a teacher at our sale, as well.

We donate many of the books we receive to other community groups as they need them, so you can always be sure that the books you are done reading will go on to be well used and well-loved by others!

We are a 501c3 organization, so let us know if your donation requires a receipt.

Don’t forget to contact us if you have a little time to help with the sale, or with set up and clean up!

Our volunteers make things happen!

Davie County Library – Fall Book Sale This Week

This week is the Friends of the Davie County Public Library Fall Book Sale

The F.O.L. invites you to shop this fundraiser for Friends of the Davie County Public Library in the Mocksville Branch multi purpose room.

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All books are priced low (25 cents- $2) and some are like new!

If you want to volunteer, CALL 336-293-3477 or email us: friendsdcpl@yahoo.com.

Drop off books to donate to our sale anytime at the library. We especially need children’s books.

Sale Dates and Times:
  • Friday 10/24 from 4-8 pm is “Members Only Night” (you can join at the door)
  • Saturday 10/25 from 9am-5 pm
  • Sunday 10/26 from 12-4 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

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