2015 - 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW
Linda Lopez, President

Our May 2016 Mega Sale broke previous records for Mega Sales by over $1,000, bringing in $8,500.  We are most grateful to our community for the high quality and amazing range of donated books we receive.  We are aware that not all friends’ groups are as fortunate as ours, again thanks to everyone who loves our library enough to make a difference. But we did a lot more than selling books.

This year the FRIENDS awarded scholarship grants to Angelina Bair, Amanda Chang and James Porter toward their library school tuition.


 We also hosted or participated in the following events:

  • African American Read-In in February
  • Cleveland International Film Festival in March
  • Favorite Poem Project in April
  • Reaching Heights Spelling Bee in April
  • New Resident Welcomes in June and October
  • Heights High sponsored Flea Market at Monticello in June
  • HCC Home and Garden Tour in September
  • The Indigenous People’s Read-In in October



FY 15-16 Friends Financial Summary

Susan Ford, Treasurer

 

                                                           2014-2015       2015-2016

Income                               

            Booksales                                    $ 32,886               $ 43,849

     Merchandise                                         2,875                      4,389

             Memberships                                        5,370                      5,610

             Donations                                             4,085                      6,719

             Misc.                                                       455                            4

Total Income:                                         $ 45,670              $ 60,571

 

Expenses:

              Book sales                                        $   2,883               $      4,248

              Membership                                           1,584                       1,716

               Merchandise                                                0                       3,022

               Operations                                            5,456                       4,226

               Bank Charges                                             81                         650

Total Expenses                                            $   10,004                 $  13,862

 

Net Income:                                                 $   35,666                $  46,709

 

Grants to the Library:

               Staff Support                                     $  1,940                    $  3,950

               General Library Funding                        10,000                      11,500

                Levy Promotion                                     2,000                        2,000

                Scholarships                                         3,750                        4,500

                Hts. Spelling Bee                                     500                           500

                Early Literacy Program                          4,649                        2,000

                Youth Services (Lee)                             1,000                        2,000

                 Benches for Noble                                2,350

                 Harvey & Friends Wall Mural                    320

                 Centennial Speaker                                                              1,000

                 Local Oral History                                                                   400

                 Coventry Benches                                                                1,000

                 Teen Ambassador Internship                                                 3,000

                 Welcome Hub at Noble                                                         3,000

                 Noble After School Program                                                     200

                 Maker Space (Lee)                                                                  578

 

Total Grants:                                                     $ 26,509             $  35,628

  

Surplus (Deficit):                                             $  9,157             $   11,081



FRIENDS are glad to support an award winning library system.
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