Friends of the Slidell Library
Roxane Crawford, President
Jo Peshek, Vice-President (985) 643-1687
The Friends of the Slidell Library, a 501c(3) organization, founded in 1976, will celebrate their 37th anniversary in 2013. FSL expanded their scope of coverage in 2011 and now provides support to the Slidell, Lacombe, and Pearl River Branch Libraries. FSL raises funds through the sale or silent auction of books and a variety of other items. Recent purchases with FSL funds include: Media racks for the Lacombe Branch Library,
Outside media returns for the Lacombe and Pearl River Branch Libraries,
a sound system for the Slidell Branch Library meeting room, outdoor tables, benches, and garbage cans for the Slidell Branch Library, a variety of new furnishings for the Pearl River Branch Library, and public performances (musical and drama) for the Slidell Branch Library.
Friends of the Slidell Library Officers and Board Members
Roxane Crawford, President
Jo Peshek, Vice-President
Becky Taylor, Secretary
Carol Stephens, Treasurer
Board of Directors, 2012-2013
Friends of the Slidell Library Calendar
Meetings-The Friends of the Slidell Library meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Slidell Branch Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and
visitors are always welcome. Occasionally, meetings are held in the Lacombe and Pearl River Branch Libraries. The 2013 meeting schedule is as follows: January 8, February 5,, March 5, April 2 (Pearl River Branch Library), May 7, June 4, July 2 (Lacombe Branch Library), August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, and December 3.
Friends of the Slidell Library Used Book Sales 2013
The Friends of the Slidell Library will have 7 used book sales during 2013. All book sales are held in the meeting room of the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Sales take place over a two day period (Friday-Saturday) and begin with a member’s preview sale on Friday evening from 5-8 pm and a public sale on Saturday from 9-3 pm. Memberships and renewals are always available at the door. Annual FSL membership dues begin at $5.00 for individuals and $8.00 for families. Life memberships for one person are $150.00. All monies received from sales help to provide support to the Slidell, Lacombe, and Pearl River Branch Libraries.
Used Book Sales are scheduled for the following dates in 2013:
- January 25-26
- February 15-16
- March 22-23
- May 24-25
- July 26-27
- September 27-28
- November 22-23
Please note that some of the above dates are subject to change.
All FSL activities are performed by FSL member volunteers. Please consider joining the Friends of the Slidell Library and help us to provide support to our branch libraries. Send an email to email@example.com to receive a membership application or pick up a membership application from the Circulation Desk in the Slidell, Pearl River, and Lacombe Branch Libraries.
Friends of the Slidell Library to hold 17 Silent Auctions in 2013
The Friends of the Slidell Library plan to hold 17 Silent Auctions during 2013. Silent Auctions will be held every three weeks in the Slidell Branch Library display cases adjacent to the staff workroom on the meeting room side of the branch building.
Silent Auction items will include books and some non-book items, which have been selected from donated items over the past few years. All the items are pre-owned and are in good to excellent condition. They have been selected for inclusion in the silent auctions due to their subject matter, interest of possible collectors, uniqueness, and local interest. Most of the silent auctions will be organized by subject matter or theme of the auction items. The following auctions have been planned: Louisiana and the South, Cookbooks, Biographies, Civil War, Popular Culture, World Wars, and many more.
All silent auction items have minimum bids and minimum bid increments of $1.00. Bids are placed in person by using the bid book located at the Circulation Desk and high bidders do not have to be present to win. Please note that auction items are described in detail inside the bid book and that library staff members are not permitted to open the display cases to allow bidders to physically inspect the items for bid. High bidders will be notified by telephone or email and must pick up items within 7 days or the item will default to the next highest bidder. All monies raised help to provide support to the Slidell, Lacombe, and Pearl River Branch Libraries.
Detailed lists of the individual items included in each auction may be requested by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Saturday Special Sales
Second Saturday Special Sales are held on the second Saturday of each month in the center entrance foyer of the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. from 10-2 pm. These sales feature several hundred pre-owned items on a particular subject or theme. Past Second Saturday Special Sales have included newer fiction titles for adults, teens and children, arts and crafts books and magazines, cookbooks, books about sports, books and DVDs related to classic television series, vintage books, classics ,and Louisiana and the south. Item prices are fixed and are as follows: hardback books $3.00 each, softcover books $2.00 each, mass market paperback books $1.00 each, magazines 4 for $1.00, children’s books $1.00 each.
For information on upcoming themes/subjects for the Second Saturday Special Sales, send an email to email@example.com.