Friday, October 07, 2011

The Annual Meeting for the Friends of BPL is coming 'round the bend!

Join us at the Friends Annual Meeting, October 16, 2011, @ 1:30 p.m., featuring the GRAND OPENING of the Friends Bookstore

The Bookstore Makeover is complete and we have the best-looking Bookstore in all the Birmingham Public Library, even if it is the only one in the system. It is still a thing of beauty and we want to invite you to its Grand Opening at the Friends Annual Meeting, October 16, 2011.

In fact, if you attend, you will get to see the Retail Room for the first time ever! Over the past few weeks, we have been stocking the Retail Room’s shelves with new gifts (as well as gently-used ones) for you to purchase. We will unveil it all on October 16th.

You must be a member of the Friends to attend the meeting, but you may join for half price from now until the meeting. You may click here to join today.

Membership levels are as follows:

Senior citizen, student, or BPL employee $10
Individual $20
Family $30
Patron $100
Benefactor $500

So, pay half the price and join us at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, the 16th.

Here's the schedule for the Annual Meeting:

1:30 p.m. A brief (very brief) Friends meeting in the Central Library Youth Department's Storycastle (so short that if you blink, you'll miss it). We will report on our progress and goals, present the Beyond the Budget and Jack F. Bulow Volunteer Awards, thank several Board members whose terms expire this year, and then…

1:45 p.m. Ribbon cutting

1:46-2:30 p.m. Marveling at new store, enjoying refreshments, buying books, gifts and media, and laughing loudly

If you bring a new Friend or you talk someone into joining, we will give you and the new Friend a 10% discount on all merchandise. We will serve light refreshments and offer very polite society during this brief meeting and celebration. We look forward to mingling and shopping with you. If you have any questions, please call 226-3761.

Two months ago, the Retail Room looked like this:

Join us on Sunday, the 16th, to witness its amazing transformation.

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