October 28, 2011

News Direct from the Director's Desk

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Library Director Sharon Sharry shares news about our busy libraries and ways they can make your life easier and more fun. All you have to do is sign up on the Library website at www.joneslibrary.org OR fill out a short form on your next visit to the library.

Here's a recent example:
"The Jones Library now has a scanner available for free public use. The
scanner is located in the Reference Room.

In addition, we continue to offer inexpensive printing, copying, and
faxing. Costs are as follows:

* Black & white printing is $0.10 per page.
* Color printing is $0.50 per page.
* Black & white photocopying is $0.10 per page.
* Domestic faxing requires a credit card and is $1.50 for the first
page and $1.00 for each additional page.

We hope to see you soon at The Jones!


October 13, 2011

The Jones Library System needs MORE Friends!

Now is the perfect time to join or renew your membership in the Friends of the Jones Library System and support Amherst's three Town Libraries.

Friends donations benefit the entire community and make possible the following: new materials and books ($18,000); diverse workshops and programs such as Chess Club, art series, Community Sing, Sing With Your Baby ($3800); jubilat/Jones poetry series, bringing nationally recognized poets to Amherst ($2150); and various museum passes ($1685). We hosted a retirement party for the community to celebrate the work of outgoing Jones Library Director Bonnie Isman. Members of the Friends also participated in the search this summer for a new Director of the Jones Library. And the Friends supplied hospitality with edible treats for the Emily Dickinson Museum’s “Emily Dickinson Big Read” series held at the Jones.

The Friends have been working hard to honor the gift of Richard and Nathalie Woodbury. As a first step, a “Woodbury Room” committee has proposed refurbishing and renaming the library’s Large Meeting Room and we hope to get project approval from the Trustees soon.

We Need Your Financial Support. There is no doubt that 2012 will be a challenging fiscal year once more for many Amherst residents as well as for our libraries. A gift to the Friends of the Jones is a gift that makes Amherst a better place in so many ways.

Click here for a Friends membership form and send in your contribution today.
Thank You!

October 9, 2011

On a Fall Cleaning Spree? Don't forget the Friends!

You can help make the Friends' Basket Auction fundraiser a success by "re-gifting." We especially need
  • donations of large (laundry sized wicker baskets, decorative metallic baskets, and/or reed baskets)
  • donations of 'new' or 'look like new' books
  • tissue paper donations (in colors) would be appreciated
Sign up now to volunteer your time in January and February. Are you someone willing to catalog the baskets, type up descriptions and print out descriptions once the baskets are made? We also need someone good at "pricing the baskets to sell" - a retail savvy Friend who puts a value on baskets once they are 'ready to go.'

Contact Angela Mills at pavs4all@yahoo.com to be part of the fun.

October 3, 2011

2011 Friends Annual Meeting November 1 -- Meet Sharon Sharry!

Join the Friends of the Jones Library on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room to welcome our new Library Director, Sharon Sharry. A brief Friends business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. before the reception. Everyone is welcome.