Projects and Events - 2019 - 2020
To Our Dear Members of the Friends of the Library
The Friends of Bridgewater Library, also known as Friends of the Somerset County Library, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the library make information and knowledge accessible to the communities it serves. The Friends purchases special materials, enhances the library environment and sponsors numerous programs throughout the year. Funds are generated by memberships, book sales and donations.
This coming year the Friends will fund 6 Friday night concerts and 2 Living Room Concerts. We are also funding a summer outdoors concert this August 16th which will feature the band 3D Rhythm of Life.
Meeting Rooms, Performance Space
Last year we funded the installation of new flooring in the meeting rooms; this year, we paid for the installation of a new audio-visual system on June 11th by Audio Cafe. We are also funding the renovation of the backstage storage and kitchen.
Children's Events and Programs
We committed to funding the photo booth for the summer carnival, which attracted more than 500 visitors, and paying for materials needed for the programs which will be held in the brand-new Francis Greaney outdoor learning garden, which was built this year as an extension to the children's library.
To thank you for renewing your membership during the difficult year 0f 2020, we are extending your membership through 2021.
We know you care about the services that the Friends of the Library provides for your community. You have provided the support for its projects, services and materials that can't be funded through its regular operating budget.
We will continue to maintain the landscaping in the front of the building, and will provide the funding to repair the electronic sign. Once the library is open for its regular programs and events, we will resume our normal functions, and provide the Friends concerts, book sales and much more, as we did previously.
Meanwhile be well, stay safe and we'll see you soon!
Friends of the Library Executive Board