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Friends Committee Meeting Agenda June 30, 2017

BCCLS Friends of the Library Committee Agenda

Friday, June 30, 9:30 am-11:30 am

River Edge Public Library

Approve Minutes from 6/9/17 Meeting

Old Business

1. Friends Breakfast-

Daragh- keynote speaker- Raphael Badagliacca?

Soliciting Baskets-Talking Points on page 2

Scholarship Speaker-1 or 2? Suggested by John Trause:

a. Laura Chumas, Lee Memorial Library (Allendale) - Patricia Anne Loughnane Memorial Scholarship

b. Genesis Jais Johnson Public Library (Hackensack) - Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship

c. Justin Portelli Maurice M. Pine Public Library (Fair Lawn) - Robert W. White Memorial Scholarship


Bid Sheets-Darlene

Bookmarks with Save the Date for December event-Emiliana

Soliciting Baskets “Territory”-see page 3

2. Food Truck Fundraiser Idea: piggyback onto a July Paramus summer concert this year and/or next April, part of a National Library Week celebration.

3. December Event: Wednesday, December 5 (Snow date is December 6) 10 am-12 noon, Hasbrouck Heights PL

Possible topics include:

Library Advocacy-how to mobilize the troops

Membership Drive vs. Annual Appeal: pros & cons

New Business

Fanwood PL Friends' email-example of advocacy we can assist with

Set next meeting date and location


Page 2

Soliciting Baskets-Talking Points

For a Library with a Friends group:

Contact group's President to see if already committed to sending a Basket

For a Library without a Friends group:

Contact the Director

Talking Points

What the Friends Breakfast is:

Revenue generated from the Silent Auction Baskets and the Breakfast go directly to the BCCLS Scholarship Fund.

BCCLS has offered 105 scholarships to students pursuing Masters of Library Science while working at BCCLS member libraries and/or living in BCCLS communities since 2002.

These 105 scholarships have totaled $133,000 between 2002 and 2016.

Any student who lives and/or works in a town with a BCCLS Library is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Therefore, every library can potentially benefit from the Scholarship Fund whether or not it has a Friends group.

Supporting the Scholarship Fund

For a basket's contents, we encourage soliciting donated goods and services from your community's businesses to decrease out-of-pocket expenses.

We encourage every Library to attend the Breakfast as a show of support for the Scholarship Fund.

Suggested Basket values $50-$100.

Supply the estimated Basket value, a nickname is helpful too. I.e., “Taste of Italy” basket with wine and pasta, etc.

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Soliciting Baskets “Territory”

Camille: Emerson, Closter, Dumont, Harrington Park, Haworth, Norwood, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, River Vale

Daragh: River Edge, Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Cresskill, Demarest, Englewood, New Milford, Tenafly

Darlene: Hackensack, Hillsdale, Mahwah, Montvale, Ramsey, Teaneck, Waldwick, Upper Saddle River

Donna: Paramus, Bogota, Edgewater, Fort Lee, Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park

Ellen: Glen Rock, Fairview, Hoboken, North Bergen, Northvale, Secaucus, Weehawkeen, Washington

Township, Westwood, Wood-Ridge

Emiliana: Fair Lawn, Elmwood Park, Garfield, Hawthorne, Lodi, Maywood, Rutherford, Saddle Brook,


Jeanne: Nutley, Bloomfield, Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Montclair, North Arlington

Melissa: Hasbrouck Heights, Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Oakland, Ridgewood,


Robin: Oradell, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Roseland, West Caldwell, West Orange



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