Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Are you a frequent Cambridge Public Library user? Would you like to show your support for the library in an active way? Here is your chance! The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library (FCPL) is looking for new board members,

The FCPL is an organization whose mission is to promote interest in and support for our library's programs, resources, and needs. Its board members are library lovers who meet monthly from September to June to plan programs that further the Friends’ mission. Board members are expected to serve on or chair committees and to give several hours of their time beyond the monthly meetings. Board tasks include - but are not limited to - planning the biennial Secret Gardens Tour, writing and editing the Friends newsletter, supporting the annual membership drive, and helping to run author series and other ongoing events.

Currently, the Board has a particular need for individuals who are tech-savvy, have experience using social media to promote an organization, or have experience organizing events.

If you have any of the above interests or skills, please consider joining the Board.

For more information or to express your interest, contact cambridgelibraryfriends@gmail.com or call the main library at 617-349-4032 and tell them that you are interested in working on the Board. A response before September 9th, 2012 is greatly appreciated, but the Board will consider applications after this date.

It's All In The Numbers

And they are mind-boggling! If you follow this blog or are a frequent Main Library visitor, you know that in June of 2011, for the first time, the Main Library circulated over 1,000,000 books. We proudly announce that for the 2011/2012 year, patrons of the Cambridge Main Library did it again, circulating just over a million items. Of course, some of us call one of the branch libraries our home-away-from-home. And we're no slouches either. When you include the entire library system, the circulation jumps to over 1.5 million items for the year. 

Keep it up, Cambridge readers!