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FRIENDS OF THE MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

New Year! New You! New Purpose! Be a Part of something Bigger than Yourself!

The Friends of the Milford Library Needs Your Help! Do you love the Milford Public Library and want to give back to the Milford community? The Friends of the Milford Library (FOML) is seeking board members to join the team and help move the Friends and its mission towards even greater success!

The Friends of the Milford Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization. The focus of the group is to encourage relations between the Milford Library and the community, to focus attention on library services, and to encourage and support fund raising activities. All proceeds raised by FOML are used to fund children and adult programs, museum passes and expenses not covered by the Milford city budget.

The Board of Directors for FOML is on the lookout for new board members who can bring knowledge, energy, and a positive outlook to its leadership. We are looking for enthusiastic and creative applicants for the following volunteer positions:

President - Lead the team in its mission

VP Public Relations - Coordinate the promotion of the public image and the community's awareness of FOML

VP Special Events - Organize and oversee fundraising activities

Full position descriptions and applications can be found on the Friends page of the Milford Public Library’s website, https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/milford-public-library/pages/friends-of-the-milford-library

Please consider sharing your time and your talents with FOML. Perhaps you and a friend might want to share the duties of a position as co-officers. The Board meets monthly at the Milford Public Library. Questions? Email your inquiry to milfordlib.friends@gmail.com

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others". Mahatma Gandhi

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About FRIENDS OF THE MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Location:

57 NEW HAVEN AVE, MILFORD, CT 06460, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Friends of the Milford Library (FOML) is to maintain an association of persons interested in quality library services which enhances the reading, educational and cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Milford. FOML is an all-volunteer organization. The activities of the organization include sponsoring special projects, informing the public regarding the resources and services of the library, helping to secure materials that are beyond the scope of the ordinary library budget, and performing other services deemed helpful to the library.

Description

There are references to Friends of the Library dating back to the 1880s. The modern Friends of the Milford Library can trace its beginnings to the early 1980s. In 1981, there were significant budget cuts in the Milford city budget including cuts to the Milford Library budget. A group of citizens felt strongly about the need for continuing library services in Milford and the Friends of the Milford Public Library was formed.

Over the years the organization had various levels of involvement and in 2014-2015, FOML was revitalized and began its evolution to the current organization.

The Milford City budget does not contain a line item for library programming. The Friends of the Milford Library funds programming and special activities, in concert with library staff, which are free to the public. The Friends advocate for the library and library services. Volunteer opportunities are available for our members.

Board Development
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

57 New Haven AvenueMilford, CT 06460

(41.22258,-73.05473)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Organization
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Time commitment flexible
  • Must be a member or join the Friends of the Milford Library

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