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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! 2014 was a successful year for the Friends of the Brunswick Library. Between the reading programs, the visits from characters from kids’ books, and the recent installation of The Boat in the children’s section of the Library, this has been a busy and rewarding year. And we couldn’t have done it without our donors and especially our members. Thank YOU for your continued support. It’s a new year, which means it’s time to renew your membership. Please visit our Membership page where you can find our...

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Author James Castle to speak at the Library, November 15

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Author James Castle to speak at the Library, November 15

Local author James R. Castle will be discussing chapter one of his new book  History In Our Attics: Photos and Documents of Brunswick, Maryland. Books will be available for sale and for every book purchased at the event, James will donate $5.00 to the Friends of the Brunswick Library “Float the Boat“ campaign. Already have a book? No Problem. Bring your copy of the book to follow along with the discussion and James will still make a donation to the Friends of the Brunswick Library. Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 1:00pm...

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Railroad Days 2014 – Thank you!

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It’s been a long couple of days, but it’s finally over. All indications are that we had another successful book sale. Many thanks to those who came out to see us today and, hopefully, buy a book or three. All of the money earned will go directly to supporting our local library. Special thanks go to all of our volunteers who withstood bright sun, biting wind, and carried lots and lots (and lots!) of books. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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Volunteers needed for Railroad Days, October 4 & 5

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Our best fundraising event of the year is approaching! Our annual book sale during Railroad Days is Saturday, October 4, and Sunday, October 5. We need volunteers to help sell books. We have sign up times for working available on both days from 10 to 12, 12 to 2:30, and 2:30 to 5.  We can also use help setting up on Saturday and breaking down the site on Sunday. Please sign up and help us make this a profitable event for the library! Can you help by taking one (or more!) shift? If so, please contact us at this e-mail address...

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Help “Float the Boat”

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Help “Float the Boat”

As previously mentioned, a new canal boat theme activity/play area is being added to the children’s area of the Library The Friends of the Brunswick Library need community support to “Float the Boat”. Donations can be made either at the library or by mail to: Friends of the Brunswick Library, Inc. 915 North Maple Avenue Brunswick, MD 21716 For more details about this project see the article in today’s The Brunswick...

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Vote for the Boat!

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Vote for the Boat!

Voting has begun! The Friends of the Brunswick Library is pleased to announce the pending arrival of a custom-designed canal boat for the children’s area. As all boats need a good name we’re asking Brunswick Library’s youngest patrons (and those young-at-heart) to vote for their favorite name. The candidates are: Blue Bell Onward Morning Star Busy Bee These names were selected from a number of canal boats that actually sailed on the C&O canal. Vote for the boat name at the Brunswick Library information desk. For more...

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The Friends of the Brunswick Library is now a tax-exempt organization

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Up until October, 2011, the Friends of the Library – Brunswick Branch was part of the Friends of the Frederick County Libraries umbrella organization and were covered by their 501(c)3 designation. When that organization folded, we decided to re-organize as the Friends of the Brunswick Library, Inc. and apply for tax-exempt status. Well, we have finally received notification from the IRS that our application as a 501(c)3 organization has been approved! If you have donated to the Friends of the Brunswick Library and have not declared the...

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Annual Meeting 2014

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At our annual membership meeting, we added two new members to our Board. Please welcome Carrie Blough and Toni Chancellor! Four other members of our board were also re-elected for two year terms: Al Everett, Carol Fessmann, Jill Lieberman, and Elizabeth Riitano. We also had some changes among our officers. Elizabeth Riitano stepped down as our President. Al Everett was chosen to succeed her. Since that then left a vacancy at Treasurer, Carol Fessmann stepped up to take over. Congratulations to our new Board Members and...

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2013 Railroad Days book sale redux

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By all indications, our book sale at this year’s Railroad Days was a resounding success. We had a good, steady stream of customers on both days (the weather helped) and may have had our most successful book sale ever. If you donated books to the sale… If you purchased books at our sale… And especially if you volunteered to work at our sale… Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Brunswick Library and, by extension, the Brunswick Library itself. See you next year! (p.s., We now have some long-term storage and can...

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