Martha Nicholson, our extraordinary Book Sale Coordinator, shared: This sale seemed unique to me because all the buyers were so gracious. They praised and thanked us for the “work” we do for Pinney; they added donations to their purchases; they expressed delight with the books they were able to buy so inexpensively; and they wanted to know when we were having our next sale.
Pam Denny, our Board Treasurer, confirmed the sense of success: our total profit was $1,544.09!
Thank you to each and every volunteer and customer!
If you were not able to attend our virtual Annual Meeting, well…we missed you! But we don’t want you to miss out on all that the Friends have accomplished this year, so here is our Annual Report:
SUPPORTING OUR LIBRARY APPRECIATING OUR STAFF $2,000 – Youth Programs Gifts Cards for the Holidays for all staff $3,000 – Artist in Residence Programming Lunch for National Library Workers Day $2,000 – Collections: Juvenile Spanish Language $1,000 – Play Lab Equipment
COMMUNICATING WITH OUR MEMBERS Three issues of NEWSNOTES – highlighting Pinney staff and Friends activities and events Refreshed Friends of Pinney Website https://friendsofpinneylibrary.org/
Annual Meeting with local author
RECEIVING-SORTING-SAVING BOOKS Gather, Review, Store Book & Media Donations Sort & Store Withdrawn Books & Media (Volunteers work every day to process this material) Estimated 1,800 items donated
RAISING FUNDS Booksale in Pinney Atrium: February 5th, April 9th, August 6th, October 8th Citywide Booksale at Madison Library Support Center: June 4th Ian’s Pizza – DOUGHNATION Pizza for Pinney, May 25th Beer & a Book Madison BIERGARTEN, September 7th Ongoing Sale Cart of books in Pinney Lobby