Our Friends of the Gilman Library Easter Raffle
is a delightful Easter Basket!
*ADDITIONAL ITEMS ADDED!*
*A delicious assortment of large and small
Lindt Chocolate Bunnies, Chicks, and Eggs
have been added to accompany the basket.
The sturdy basket contains jellybeans, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs, a fancy decorated chocolate egg, a chocolate bunny, a set of six brightly colored, plastic, flower-shaped, snack bowls, a package of decorative Easter napkins, and a boxed Peter Rabbit Book and Toy set (a Peter Rabbit stuffy and a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter).
Raffle tickets are $1 each of six tickets for $5. The raffle winner will be drawn on Saturday, April 1st. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Gilman Library.
Our fund-raising raffle motto is: "Think of it as a small donation and if you win, that is a bonus!"
Friends of the Gilman Library Mission Statement:
The Purpose of the Friends of the Gilman Library shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in good library service and in books: to increase the facilities and services of the Gilman Library, and thus to increase the cultural opportunities available in Alton.
The activities of the association:
*Sponsor special Library projects
*Inform the public of the resources of the Library
*Secure materials that are beyond the Library budget
*Perform other services deemed helpful to the Library
NEXT FRIENDS MEETING APRIL 6th
Unless otherwise posted,
the Friends of the Gilman Library organization
meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3:15 PM,
in the Friends Corner of the
John D. and Anna L. Williams Room
(the adult wing) of the Gilman Library.
Meet with Friends and bring a friend.
Come into the Gilman Library and visit the Friends Corner!
The Friends of the Gilman Library will sell books, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, and seasonal items.
The "store" will always be open during library hours.
We encourage everyone to consider joining the Friends of the Gilman Library. Throughout the years, the Friends of Gilman Library have sponsored numerous fundraisers and programs to benefit the library. Founded in 1980, the Friends have proven to be a real asset to the library. Being part of this wonderful group is a great way to be together with old friends, meet new people, support the library, and give back to the community. If interested, please visit the circulation desk, give us a call, or send us a quick email. Please consider joining us as we make new friends. Feel free to encourage your friends to take part in this wonderful opportunity that is sure to benefit everyone involved.
Visit http://www.nhlta.org to learn more about being a friend of the library.
Please pick up a brochure at the library's front desk to learn more about our organization. Consider joining the Friends of the Gilman Library.
We hope you will consider joining or renewing your membership and encourage your friends to do so. Just stop by the library to renew and get a membership card. Members are eligible for special discount days during the year. Our “Friends Corner” has an extensive collection of books and DVDs as well as handcrafted seasonal decorative items for sale.
Friends’ activities are posted on the Gilman Library website and the Gilman Library Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts, as well as four Alton Community Facebook pages and The Baysider.
Friends of the Gilman Library
The Purpose of the Friends of the Gilman Library shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in good library service and in books: to increase the facilities and services of the Gilman Library, and thus to increase the cultural opportunities available in Alton. The activities of the association:
One lucky winner received all of this in the Friends of the Gilman Library Valentine's Day Raffle fundraiser in February 2022!
Four lucky winners were chosen from 584 total tickets, to be the recipients of the Friends of the Gilman Library Basket Raffle on Thursday, December 2, 2021. The Friends Corner was sparkling and twinkling with Holiday lights and seasonal crafts and décor sale items. Patrons, Staff, and Friends members gathered for the drawing.
Library patron, Doug Rooney, shook the box of tickets for each drawing. Teen Volunteer, JiWoo Hwang drew and announced the names. Cheers and applause were offered to the winners, by the disappointed losers, though none of the winners were present for the drawing. The successful event raised $522 and may prove to become an annual event.
At the end of the meeting, the Friends presented Holly Brown with a delicious candy-filled, white chocolate sleigh and card expressing their appreciation in acknowledgment of her twenty-five years of public service as the Gilman Library Director.