The first book sale in the soon-to-be new Pamlico County Public Library was a smashing success!
Although the final figures are not yet in, it looks like the proceeds from this sale will exceed those garnered from the Rotary Boat Show Book Sale last April.
It took approximately 112+ person-hours to set up the sale and an extra 80+ volunteer hours at the sale itself. In addition, the scanners spent approximately three hours per week for months to research donated books that can be sold online for additional funds. And… there were an untold number of hours spent transporting the books from the library to the new library site. Truly a village effort! Thanks to all…..
Welcome to Fall
It’s hard to believe that the heat of the summer is behind us and the days are growing cooler and shorter. But the FOL pace is picking up as we move forward with plans for the new library/community center and prepare for some fun-filled events. First and foremost, we are pleased to announce that we have secured an architecture and engineering firm, The Walker Group Architecture (http://www.wgarc.com), to finalize our architectural design, prepare engineering and construction plans, and facilitate the process of hiring an engineering consultant and general contractor to manage construction of the new space. If all goes well, we anticipate breaking ground in the spring of next year.
Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. 2023 will be a very exciting year as we break ground for our new space—we look forward to working with you all to make this vision a reality.
While many of us enjoy the many one-off volunteer opportunities, such as helping organize for the FOL book sales or handing out candy at Trunk-Or
Treat, FOL also needs people who can commit to longer-term volunteer work.
Here are a few of the ongoing volunteer needs:
This person maintains the volunteer list; works with event leads to determine volunteer needs and communicates with volunteers on all event logistics; and, maintains communication with volunteers on regular basis. We need someone with strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills who is comfortable with email, text, and phone calls.
Special Event Coordinator(s)
We need a team of 4-6 people who enjoy event planning and successful execution. Each event coordinator will handle 1-2 events per year (or more, if desired). Event planning includes but is not limited to: communication with the FOL leadership team on needs for specific special events; research and identification of even venues, logistics, etc.; coordination with the FOL treasurer on event costs; working with the volunteer coordinator to determine volunteer needs and availability; event advertising, publicity, etc. We need people with strong written and verbal communication skills; exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail; and, ideally, someone with connections to and/or knowledge of local venues.
Download and share the FOL's Fall Newsletter.
Friends of the Pamlico Library is leading the development of a modern, multi-use library that serves as a true community resource center.
Designed to hold a 36,000-item collection, the 9,000 square foot facility will be much more than a traditional library, with common space and individual meeting rooms, technology resources such as computer and internet access, a business center to encourage and support economic growth, multi-generational reading rooms, and an internet café that provides youth employment and training. Download and share the FOL Brochure.
Libraries are becoming less about materials and more about the experience of learning and connecting. Our vision is a multipurpose space with creative programs and offerings that will serve the needs of our community today and into the future. Bonnie Cap, President, FOL