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2-17-17 Committee Meeting Agenda

BCCLS FRIENDS of the Library Committee Agenda

Friday, February 17, 2017, 10 am

River Edge Public Library


  1. Approve Minutes from 2/1/17 Meeting

  2. Old Business

  3. New Business:

    1. March 8 Workshop-see below

    2. Review dates for upcoming workshops-see below

    3. Adult Programming: any interest in attending “Library Jamboree” at Princeton Public Library, Tuesday, March 14, 10 am-3:30 pm? The BCCLS Adult Services Committee is considering hosting a Performers’ Showcase; nothing committed at this point.

  4. Next meeting date

  5. Adjournment

March 8 Workshop: “Fundraising = Profile Raising”

River Edge Public Library, 10 am - 12:30

Snow Date is March 15, 10 am-12:30 pm

  1. Eventbrite link is now up: committee should rsvp too-

    1. https://bccls-friends-talk-fundraising-and-friendsmaking.eventbrite.com

  2. Include a call to submit tips and ideas with event invitation (submit to friends@bccls.org) for program packets.

  3. Cover the legalities (invite a lawyer?)-but specify not getting into gaming licenses @ this time

  4. Speakers: ?

  5. Themed small groups

    1. “Biggies”-Glen Rock’s upcoming mini golf, book sales, (like Glen Rock’s past sales), Edible Book Festival (Rutherford, 4/2/16), Community Celebrity Bartending @ Growler & Gill (Northvale), Trips (Nutley), etc.

    2. “Smalls”-Barnes & Noble, Mooyah, etc.

    3. Long term: sale of coloring books, pens, membership dues, etc.

    4. Additional category?


Upcoming Workshops

May 4 - Programming Showcase?-Maywood


October 24- Friends Breakfast


December 5  (with a snow date of December 6)-or alternate dates-Hasbrouck Heights?

NJ Department of Consumer Affairs (oversees Legalized Games of Chance)

To guarantee a number of attendees, consider inviting community organizations and municipal clerks (as along as they will be guaranteed CPEs). This will both fill the room and hopefully help strengthen relationships and partnerships.

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