What are the Friends DOING?

Below is a rundown of what the Friends are working on. We are just getting started. Contact us to volunteer, share your ideas, or ask a question.

Fostering a sense of community.

Our librarians deliver concierge-type services to the residents of Tuckahoe. The Friends endeavors to foster that sense of community in everything it does. Special projects like “Show Your Tuckahoe Love,” are an example of how we can recognize our neighbors, friends, local merchants and service people for what they are — the people we rely on and value most!

Helping to get the word out about the Library’s strategic plan process

The Library has issued a call for the Village to share their ideas for what the Library should focus on next. This input will help to formulate the next strategic plan. If you haven’t already responded, please have your say.

Clearing out “Friends Sale” books

The Friends maintain a small stock of used books to sell at the library to help raise programming funds. There is a quantity of books on hand that need to be sold or donated (elsewhere) ahead of the forthcoming interior renovations. One of our volunteers will be assessing the inventory, determining which we will sell and which we will donate by September.

Expanding the Friends’ digital presence

Recently, we have published the first stand-alone Friends of the Library website, as well as added social media presence on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. We will continue to expand our digital presence, to create content that tells the stories of how the people of the Village use our library, and why they became a Friend.

Reaching out to existing Friends

We will be in touch with everyone on our mailing list to learn more about what they would like to see the Friends do next (and to make sure that they still want to be on our list)!

Making new Friends

If you are interested in learning more, helping out, donating time, financial support, or ideas, please do! Subscribe to the newsletter, be a Friend and join, and come to the next meeting

The Tuckahoe Friends Interview:  Deputy Mayor Renée Howell

The Friends of the Library was one of two Village organizations to receive significant donations during fall 2021 as a result of the organizing of the 45th Annual Tuckahoe Challenge Road Race held this past September. Friends President Shannon McDonough interviewed the race director, Deputy Mayor Renée Howell, about how she got her start in running, how this important community event continues to grow, and how local business can get involved as we drive toward the 50th Anniversary. Thanks to Sonis Studios for recording our conversation.

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