Monday, April 30, 2012

May 2012

If things were any busier at the FriendShop I'd have to write a book instead of a blog.

April was crazy busy starting with our first Wonderful Wednesday on April 4th.  We had a lovely visit from Joyce Basarich and her little readers from the library along with their parents.  Several book dealers came to scoop up our great deals - we LOVE book dealers!  We get new inventory in on a daily basis and the Boerne community is very supportive.   Our next Wonderful Wednesday is May 2 from 9:00 am until noon.  This month another youth group will be stopping in late morning and several Library Foundation members will be visiting our new store. If you haven't seen the Friendshop in awhile, I think you'll be quite surprised and pleased with the changes. Come on in for a cup of coffee, buy some books or pick up a cute Mother's day gift.

On April 11th Dan Basarich and Dani Volmer loaded all the metal shelves that were leftover from the Adios Annex sale and brought them to a recycle facility and made $115.00 for the Friends!  Thanks Dan and Dani! 

On April 18th the Friends celebrated Volunteer Month with a Luncheon at Fritze's.  The Friends received 15% from the total library purchases.  Our Volunteer of the year was Juanita Jonas!

Dan and Joyce Basarich enjoying their barbecue lunch.

Dani Volmer and Jackie Lewis catching up on the latest news.

Barbara Carpenter, Carol Iverson and Juanita Jonas

Alan and Bernel Norton - our newest members and volunteers.

Bob Hill enjoying his lunch. 

The 150th anniversary of Kendall County was celebrated on April 28. The Friends were there to help sell books at several tables.

Thanks Dan Basarich and Ann Liebner for your help!

We have a new Treasurer!  Helen Jackson has graciously volunteered to be our treasurer for the 2012 term.  We are thrilled to have Helen join our team!

Our next meeting is Friday, May 4th at 2:00 at the FriendShop. 

Remember: Starting May 4 the FriendShop will be open every Friday(except the Friday before mini sales) and Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. We would love to have your help in our bookstore!  Volunteers are needed for 2 or 4 hour shifts to shelve books, process sales, assist with special projects, and organize displays.

Donations are always welcome! The Friends are extremely grateful for these generous donations. We accept hard and soft cover books, Cds, DVDs, sheet music and puzzles. All donations should be brought to the library and if you have a large donation please call the library at 830-249-3053 before you come.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

View From Opening Day

We hit a home run! Yes, today was opening day for professional baseball, but it was also Wonderful Wednesday at the FriendShop Book Store!

About 50 people stopped in to look around including several book dealers, 'regulars' to all our sales,  Peggy Bowie, Secretary of the Library Foundation, Jay Ermis from the Boerne Star, and Kelly Skovbjerg, PHPL Director.  We received lots of good feedback and several comments such as:

"It's so open!"
"It's beautiful outside!"
"Can you come to my house and decorate?"
"This is totally amazing...can you be open everyday?"

 Here's some pictures from the day.  Enjoy.

Somebody liked the teddy bear as much as the books!

Dani Vollmer: volunteer and past President.

Ann Liebner and a small shopper.

Here. You take this one.

Eny Gatewood reading her favorite subject. ;)

May 2nd is our next Wonderful Wednesday.  Also, starting May 4 and 5, we'll be open every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  We appreciate everyone that stopped in and if you missed today, we hope to see you soon!