REPORT ON OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2015
We are pleased to bring members of the Friends of the Brighton Library up to date on the work we achieved in the last year.
It was a good year and we thank all of you who volunteered time, attended events and generally supported the efforts of the Friends to advance the work of our Library.
In the summer of 2015 we contributed 250 dollars to sponsor two events for children in Memorial Park. “The Puppet Tamer” and “The Live Hawk and Falcon Show`` were each attended by over 100 people.
An informal wine and cheese event was held to welcome the author, Steve Burrows, to our community.
The Friends were asked to appoint a member to the Library Working Group that was charged with exploring the need for new library space. Stan McMullin was pleased to serve. The Committee presented its report to the Library Board. Brighton Council accepted the recommendations it contained
and will strike a new committee to begin the actual design of new space in 2016. The Friends supported Stan`s attendance at an important conference on Library Space in Waterloo.
Our annual Used Book Sale was held in November and proved to be one of the best we’ve had. We brought in 2400 dollars through a combination of book and membership sales. Central to our success was the wonderful support provided by volunteers. And of course, by the work of Tom Rosebush who carefully sorts our books throughout the year.
We made a grant of 6175 dollars to the Library to assist in the purchase of a new drop box at the entrance to the Library.
We contributed 250 dollars to support prizes in 2016 for the young readers who participate in the Reader of the Month club at the library. The money is used to buy gift certificates for book purchases at Lighthouse Books.
This Christmas, we once again created a Raffle Basket and sold tickets through both the main and Codrington branches raising 167 dollars.
The Friends provided a Christmas Basket to the staff of the Library as a small token of our respect for their hard work.
After all of this, we start 2016 with over 9000 dollars in our account for future assistance to the Library as needs arise.
Finally, we might also add that planning is in place for our first fund raising project in 2016. The well known gardener, author and CTV personality Mark Cullen has agreed to give a talk on his new book on the 9th of March at the Community Centre. Tickets for the event will be 15.00. All profits will benefit the Brighton Library.
Finally, The Executive Committee of the Friends of the Brighton Library wish to thank you all for helping us to a successful year in 2015. We look forward to your continuing support in the new year.