Friends Present $25,000 to Mashpee Public Library and More

Friends Present $25,000 to Mashpee Public Library

The Friends of the Mashpee Library presented a check for $25,000 to the library Jan. 3, after a successful annual appeal campaign. The funds are to support technology initiatives, the purchase of materials, website update, and programs for children and adults.

“We are thrilled to have such wonderful help from the community to support our library,” said President Ginny Farwell. “The generosity of library patrons and supporters during our 2017 fundraising has been fabulous. We appreciate every contribution!”

Friends Treasurer Leslie Marsh (third from left) presents a check for $25,000 to Library Trustee Sandy Horsman (third from right).


‘Friend of the Year’ Award Presented to the Selander Family

At its annual meeting in December, the Friends presented its “Friend of the Year” award to the Selander Family, in honor of Gloria Selander. Mrs. Selander was a former Mashpee library director.

The Selander Family Fund gave the Friends a challenge grant of $50,000 in 2016, which the Friends successfully matched. The funds were used to launch an endowment for the library.

Previous recipients of the “Friend of the Year” award are Chip Bishop and Ed DeFoe.


New Executive Board Officers Elected

Also at the annual meeting, the Friends elected new officers: Virginia Farwell, president; Carolyn Markowski, vice president; Leslie Marsh, treasurer; Ann Macdonald, corresponding secretary; and Marje Hecht, recording secretary.

Members-at-large of the Friends Executive Board include: Janet Beal, Kathy Jodka, Kim Rowe, and Rosalie Slansky.

Kay Strakosch, a long-time Friends board member, was honored with a life-time Friends membership upon her retirement from the board.

Outgoing Friends president Ann Macdonald at the December 2017 annual meeting.

Retiring Friends executive board member Kay Strakosch.

Incoming Friends president Ginny Farwell and outgoing president Ann Macdonald.


Save the Date: April 19 for Mini Golf in the Library!

The Friends of the Mashpee Library will again celebrate the library’s birthday with free mini-golf in the library. The event will be the third “Selander Open,” and all are invited.

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