Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Friends of Maxwell MOU

Memorandum of Understanding, January 8, 2019
Between Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library
and Maxwell Memorial Library

The following will constitute an operating agreement between the Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library (Friends) and Maxwell Memorial Library (Library). 
It will stand until it is modified by mutual agreement of the Friends executive board, and the Library’s administration. 
The Library and the Friends organization agree to publicly support each other’s short and long term goals.
The Library agrees to meet with the Friends at the beginning of each fiscal year to discuss the long-term goals and direction of the Library, and to share with the Friends the Library’s strategic initiatives.
The Library may offer the Friends a ‘wish list’ at the Friends’ meetings in February, June and October, for funds which include dollar amounts, and purpose of request. If an emergency arises, a request for funds may be made.
The Library agrees to provide the Friends with space and staff support, dependent upon staff availability, to assist them with publicity, meeting coordination, and Friends fundraising events, e.g. selling raffle tickets, collecting order forms.
The Library agrees to provide the Friends with public display space for membership brochures, fund raising and promotional materials.
The Library agrees to provide the Friends with storage space in the Library for supplies.
The Friends organization agrees to include a non-voting member from the Library’s administration at Friends’ business meetings, and will allow room on the agenda for a Library report.
The Friends organization agrees that all funds raised, not including administrative costs of the Friends, will be spent for Library programs, services, and other Library defined needs.
The Friends organization agrees that the Library administration has the final say in accepting, or declining, any gifts made to the Library.
The Friends organization agrees that if it ceases all activity for a period of one year, the organization may legally dissolve, and give all remaining funds to the Library.

Library Board of Trustees President _____________________ Date__01-14-2019__

Friends Co-President ________________________  Date ___01-16-2019___

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library Calendar 2019

Anticipated Calendar for 2019 

Meetings for 2019

Tuesday, January 8 at 1:00
*Wednesday, February 6 at 12:30
*Wednesday, March 6 at 12:30
*Wednesday, April 3 at 12:30
Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00
Tuesday, June 4, at 1:00
Tuesday, July 2 at 1:00 (Tentative) — Picnic month
Tuesday, August 6 at 1:00
Tuesday, September 3 at 1:00
Tuesday, October 1 at 1:00
Tuesday, November 5 at 1:00
December — No meeting

Events - Subject to Change
Geranium Sale pick up day
Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27 at sunrise, not really sunrise, but it feels like it
Friends’ Picnic
Sometime during week of July 15 – 19
Friends’ Art Exhibit by Friends October
Open House -Saturday, October 19 at 12:00 Noon to 2:00pm

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Annual Report 2018

The Friends of Maxwell Library’s
25th Anniversary Year 1993-2018

Report for January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Activities and Events for 2018
v Chocolate Friends-y Raffle - fundraiser
v Monthly Bulk Loan at Fairmount Gardens
v Oscar Winners - Free Contest, Movie Tavern Gift Card
v National Library Week - Book Give away - free raffle
v 15th Annual Geranium Sale - fundraiser
v Memorial Day Parade Giveaway - Balloons, flags, etc.
v Flowers in front of Maxwell & Maintain outside sign
v Sponsored & Organized Summer Reading Program for Adults
v Delta Sonic Gift Card Sale - fundraiser
v Summer Picnic for Friends’ Members
v Dessert Party for Adult Summer Reading
v Guest Speakers at meetings throughout the year:
     Mayor Patricia Butler-Rhoades, Dr. Chris Brown, Jim Teske
v Host October Art Exhibit & Artist’s Reception - Ray Trudell
v Annual Open House for everyone - October 20
v 50-50 Raffle for Window shades - fundraiser
v Decorate Maxwell for the holidays
v Donate decorated wreath to Octagon House Open House (materials donated)
v Donate a decorated tree to Onondaga Free Library’s Festival of Trees (materials donated)

    Our Dollar Donations to Maxwell for 2018
$1550.00 - Summer Reading Program for Kids 
    500.00 - Centennial Tree Gold Leaf 
    324.00 - Book Page Magazine

    271.85 - Summer Reading Program - Adults   
    115.00 - 50-50 Raffle for Window shades    

    100.00 - Holiday decorating for the library
    275.00 - Maxwell’s Annual Fund Drive
$3135.85 - Total   as of 12-28-2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November Meeting with Guest Speaker, Jim Teske

Our final meeting for 2018 was on November 6 at 1:00 pm at Maxwell.
Jim Teske, Storm Team Meteorologist, was our guest speaker.
He spoke about his background, how a weather report is put together, and lots of other weathery things.
We all shared some great weather story memories with him, as he grew up here, too!

The Friends' meetings have concluded for the year.
Thank you, Jim,  for celebrating our 25th Anniversary year with us.