Friends of the Library

Friends of Winchester Library (FOWL)
 
Mission Statement
The purpose of this organization shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to focus public attention on the library; to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community; to lend legislative support where needed; and to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights.
 

What are the benefits of FOWL membership?
FOWL membership offers early access to book sales prior to the general public, invitation to the annual dinner, semi-annual newsletter mailings and the opportunity to support the Winchester Community Library.


FOWL Fundraising Activities
 
 
Membership Levels
Individual - $5
Associate - $25
Carnegie Sponsorship - $50

Applications for membership are available at the adult department circulation desk.

Book Sales
FOWL book sales usually take place in April and November in the library's Carnegie Meeting Room. Please check the calendar of events or call the library for exact dates.

A small selection of books is also available for purchase at anytime during regular library hours. The cart of books is located just inside the main doors of the library, near the elevator. Books may be paid for at the adult circulation desk..

Notecards
Notecards featuring an image of the library are for sale at the library.
 
Notecards - $4 per package of 10 or 2 packages for $7
 

FOWL-Sponsored Activities
 
Staff Appreciation Dinner
FOWL sponsors an annual dinner in appreciation of the library staff. Each February, library staff and their families are invited to enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship.
 
Annual Banquet
Each Spring, FOWL sponsors and annual meeting of all members where annual dues are collected and new FOWL officers are elected for the upcoming year. FOWL also invites a speaker of local interest to give a presentation at the dinner.
 
Scholarship
FOWL awards two $500 scholarship each year to a graduating senior at Winchester Community High School.
 
Recent Purchases Made for the Library by FOWL
  • Puppets for Children's Department
  • Shared cost of Ancestry Library Edition with library
  • Rug for new Teen Area
  • Incentive prizes for Summer Reading Programs
  • Entertainment programs for Summer Reading Programs
  • Magazine subscriptions