News, events and reports

Plan to attend both of our fall meetings to consider motion of dissolution:
Special membership meeting

           Thursday October 27th

Special Meeting to present the Motion of Dissolution to the FOCAL membership and ask for a vote

FOCAL Board meeting
          Thursday September 12th

Contact Jami van Haaften to learn meeting time and toll free number to participate in teleconferences.​
jami.vanhaaften at gmail.com


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Summer 2016 issue
- FOCAL Point newsletter  - link


Winner - Gabriele Schreiber Friends of the Year Award  

    Society of the Friends of the Red Deer Public Library - read more . . .


Manitoba Libraries Conference
Thursday May 5, 2016

FOCAL session - Friends - making connections that count - read more . . .

Presentation   Ten tips   Mardi Gras    Read a Book Ball


OLA Super Conference 2016

Starting a Friends  of the Library Checklist - Checklist   Resources
Follow the trends: results of a 2015 national survey of Friends of Library groupslink


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Sharing recent newsletters -

Friends of the Wiarton Public Library
Friends of the Lindsay Branch - Kawartha Lakes  
Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library - link
Friends of the East Gwillimbury Public Library - link
Friends of the North Grenville Public Library - link


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New article by Dorothy Macnaughton in OLBA Newsletter -
Initiating a Friends of the Library Group    link

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Volunteers - The Right Fit
Canadian Library Association Conference

Friday, June 5 -    Slides      Resources

 

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Become a member of the FOCAL Board

Someone recently commented “I was starting a Friends group not a
Friend group. The 's' is very important.” The same is true for your
national association. We meet via teleconference four times a
year. Much of our work is conducted collaboratively using email. 
Learn more . . .  .


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"The Relationship Between Friends, Staff and The Library Board" 
see page 10-11
link to OLBA Newsletter  

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How to start a friends of the library group
popular FOCAL presentation now on

SlideShare


feedback form
 
 Our coast-to-coast listing
of Friends groups and
library foundations.


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