After the last years fundraising success, we have decided to do Dining for Books again! To help us raise money for the Library, simply enjoy a meal (or take out) at these places during the select times and a portion of your check will be donated to the Friends of the Mashpee Library. Make sure to identify yourself as part of the fundraiser by giving the attached leaflet to waitstaff, or show your library card or bring a book! You’ll not only get a good meal, but you’ll be helping out your Library!
To view or print the full flyer, click here. We look forward to seeing you!
Please eat ice cream on August 28th, and send this leaflet to your friends. The more ice cream sold at the participating store, the more we earn towards our matching gift!
We are now at $28,000, which leaves $22,000 more to raise by October 1. Checks, made out to Friends of the Mashpee Library, can be mailed to us at P.O. Box 900, Mashpee, MA 02649, or can be left at the Library circulation desk. Thank you for your support!
Friends of the Mashpee Library Executive Board
Mini-Golf at the Library a Great Success!
$27,000 More Needed to Meet Challenge
The turnout was very good for our free program, “Hole Lot of Fun” mini-golf at the library Aug. 2, and we made $720 in donations. This and other donations and new memberships leave us with $27,000 more to raise by Oct. 1 to meet the Selander matching challenge of $50,000. The best part of the mini-golf was that everyone had fun!
Thanks to Smitty’s for donating ice cream and serving it on site, and to Friends’ corresponding secretary Carolyn Markowski, who baked a zillion cupcakes to sell, which were gorgeous and delicious.
This is an event we’d like to repeat next year, with more advanced publicity and a larger attendance.
New Events Coming Up
Coming up before the Oct. 1 fundraising deadline is “Licks for the Library,” when our local ice cream merchants donate part of their daily profits to the Friends. The date is tentatively Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Please be ready to eat a lot of ice cream that day.
Other coming attractions include the popular “Dining for Books” event, for a week in October, a family fun event at the library, a cocktail party, and an author event.
Please note that we now have a “lifetime membership” offered at $100. We encourage you to sign up for this before October 1, and to tell your friends. We also can use your ideas and other help, especially to meet the Selander challenge.
Leave a message for us at (508) 539-1435 ext. 3017 and we’ll call you back. Checks, made out to Friends of the Mashpee Library, can be mailed to us at P.O. Box 900, Mashpee, MA 02649, or can be left at the Library circulation desk.
Thank you for your support!
Golf at the Library
Play mini-golf inside the Mashpee Library on Sunday, August 2nd from 12-4 pm. This is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the Mashpee Library and is sure to be fun for the whole family! Be sure to check out the sample hole on display at the library now!
Each hole is different, with obstacles, hills, sandtraps, curves and other novel features. There will also be baked good available for purchase! So come and have some fun at the library this Sunday!
The Selander Challenge
We have $30,000 more to raise to meet the challenge gift of $50,000. Everything raised from now until October 1st will be matched by a gift from the Selander Family, up to $50,000. Checks can be made to the Friends of the Mashpee Library and can be mailed or left at the Library Circulation Desk. We thank you for your support!
Our 5th Anniversary Celebration and Auction at the New Seabury Country Club, June 18, was a tremendous success. We raised $20,000, thanks to the generosity of sponsors, local businesses, and supporters.
Our immediate goal now is to raise an additional $30,000 by Oct. 1, 2015–that’s $10,000 a month.
We need your help to reach the $50,000!
* Volunteer to work with us on new fundraising projects (call us at 508-539-1435 ext. 3017)
* Become a lifetime member of the Friends of the Mashpee Library at $100
* Recruit your friends and neighbors to support the Friends
We’ll be back in touch soon with more news.
Come join the Friends of the Mashpee Library
As we host a gala that will be legendary.
Bring your friends to help celebrate
The five years we’ve spent to stimulate
The love and beauty of the written word.
Our bequest to Mashpee has occurred.
For more information, look at our full invitation: 5th Year Anniversary Celebration