What Have Friends Provided?

7 09 2011

Friends of the Library,Tremonton Chapter has only been in existence for a short time.   However,we have many goals we would like to accomplish.  So far the following are among our contributions:

  • Funding for the 2013 Summer Reading Program. In 2010 around 300 books were handed out to kids and teens who signed up for the program.  This money came from soliciting area businesses and service organizations.  In 2012 about 534 books were handed out to 682 people who attended the Summer Reading Kick off Party.  There were 444 people who signed up for Summer Reading.
  • Staffing for the Summer Reading Kick-Off,with face-painting,storytelling,crafts,lunch and drinks,snow cones,games and entertainment. Thanks to all of the volunteers.
  • Staffing for the Fish Pond and crafts at the Summer Reading Program Closing Reward Party.
  • Participation in the city tree planting.
  • Used Book Sale during the Tremonton City Days.
  • FOL training with a state library employee.
  • Developed a website for Friends of the Library, Tremonton Chapter–www.tremontonfriendsofthelibrary.com
  • Set up a email account–tremontonfol@gmail.com
  • Set up a Post Office Box–Friends of the Library,Tremonton Chapter; P.O. Box 414; Tremonton,UT 84337
  • Worked closely with the Library Board and Library to support the Library programs.
  • Now, meet bi-monthly to put programs and fundraisers in place.

What do Friends Accomplish?

7 09 2011

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Friends support and promote the Tremonton Public Library’s growth.
Friends raise money for materials and books.
Friends staff and plan the FOL Book Sale
Friends sponsor library programs like lectures,author events and book signings.
Friends sponsor events for kids that encourage positive learning experiences and further good association with the library, i.e. the Summer Reading Program.
Friends lobby the city’s public officials on the Tremonton Library’s behalf.

What in the World is a Friend?

7 09 2011

The  Friends of the Library (FOL), Tremonton Chapter is a non-profit 501c(3) group of Bear River Valley community citizens who have the desire to promote the interest and to stimulate the growth and welfare of the Tremonton Public Library.

The group envisions the library as a cultural and educational asset to Tremonton and the Bear River Valley.  FOL, Tremonton Chapter hosts events and activities for the Library that will foster cultural awareness and community involvement, while supporting the resources, and promoting enjoyment of the Library.

FOL also conducts fundraisers for the Library to assist with needs beyond the scope of the Library budget.  At the center of FOL’s purpose is to fund the Summer Reading Program and improve upon the program each year.

Members pay annual dues, which are tax deductible.  Monies raised from the organization’s book sale, the poinsettia sale and other endeavors add funds to the Library for equipment, services and programs. We also accept book donations from the public.  Books can be dropped off at the Tremonton Public Library.


7 09 2011

Who serves on the Friends Board?

7 09 2011

2012 Executive Board consists of:

President, Ida Walters

Vice President, Jonathan Grover

V.P. of Fundraising,  Brandy Greer

V.P. of Literacy Activities,  Margo Tackett

V.P. of Membership, Kristi Kent

Secretary, Melanie Capener

Treasurer, Lana Robertson

Can I Donate to Friends?

7 09 2011

The Friends accepts monetary donations toward purchasing  books in honor your loved one. The Library can special order a book,or another type of media.  A bookplate is placed on the donation to note the honorarium.

You may also donated for a larger purchase,based on the Library’s needs or your desire. Memorial plates will be placed on all items purchased.

All donations will be tax-deductible and we will provide you with a receipt for your records.

Donations can be mailed to:

Friends of the Library, Tremonton Chapter
P.O. Box 414;
Tremonton,UT 84337

How Does one Become a Friend?

7 09 2011

Joining Friends is as easy as 1,2,3!

1. You can click on the following link:

 Become a Friend of the Library

2. Fill out the form and include your membership dues.

Dues are good for one year and run from January 1 through December 31.  However,dues can be donated at any time throughout the year.  Don’t forget dues are a tax deduction,too.

Annual Membership Annual Fee
Student/Senior $5
Individual $10
Family $20

3. Mail completed membership form and dues to:
Friends of the Library,Tremonton Chapter
P.O. Box 414
Tremonton,UT 84337

Join FOL,Tremonton Chapter and we will work together to make the Tremonton Public Library an even greater resource for our communities.