Saturday, December 1, 2012


It was a year ago that we started chronicling the adventures of The FRIENDS in the FriendShop News blog.  Here are some of the highlights from the past year.

October 2011
 Moving shelves and bookcases into the FriendShop.

 November 2011
  Moving thousands of boxes of books into the FriendShop.

December 2011
 Grand Opening and the 1st Winter Book Sale at the FriendShop - complete with a raffle and Santa!

January 2012
 Goodbye Annex!

 Fairground Book Sale set up

Big Book Sale!

 Setting up the FriendShop as a bookstore.

Opening the  FriendShop Book Store

1st Wednesday with Little Listeners

1st book signing with Carolyn Herff Kennon and Juanita Herff Drought Chipman.

We joined Facebook!

 SummerI Book Sale in the Shop and community rooms at the Library.

   We started our Literary garden!

We got a camera!

Clowning around on 1st Wednesday with the Little Listeners.

The windmill goes up!

SummerII Book Sale

We're in the San Antonio paper!

Farmyard at the FriendShop

Book signing #2 with Richard Jacome and Anne Stewart.

The gazebo is completed.

Book signing #3 with award winning writer Earle Martin.

The planters from the old Library Annex arrive for the Literary Garden.

New sign for the garden.

1st Book Art Class

Judy Roeder and her beautiful creation!

Christmas begins at the FriendShop!

What's Happening in December

Senior Day - Tuesday, December 4th from 10:00 am-noon.
Little Listeners - Wednesday, December 5th at 10:30 am at the FriendShop
FRIENDS meeting on Friday, December 7th at 2:00 pm at the FriendShop - Election of 2013 officers.

Slate of Officers:
Cheryl Perz - President
Ann Liebner - 1st Vice President
Emily Drapela - 2nd Vice President
Sandy Henning - Treasurer
Judith Umberger - Secretary
Sharon Mazurek - Historian

Saturday December 8th from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 
  • Santa will be available for pictures from 10:00 am -noon.  Bring your camera and capture your 2012 Christmas  moments!  
  • Back by popular demand, our $5 bag sale will be from 2:00pm-3:00pm (we'll provide the bag).
  • Local author Connie Callender Lindsay will be signing her Christmas book Jingle from 9:00am-3:00pm in the Library lobby. 

Jingle is the main story in the book, about how jingle bells were invented and why.  A second story, RINKUS…THE REINDEER BULLY, is the story about a mean reindeer who was a bully.  Santa and the elves deal with him in their own way, and he changes himself for the better.  This book teaches children how to handle bullying and what to do in case of being bullied.  Other stories are WHO-O-O-O-O-O-O, a sweet story about a voiceless little owl who visits the manger in Bethlehem, and receives his own little miracle.  Another story is CHRISTMAS CANDY, and several poems about  THE LAMB AT THE MANGER, and THE NIGHT SANTA PRAYED.  For children ages 5-10.  This children's book would make a great holiday gift!

The Shop will be closed during Christmas week and the first week of January for cleaning and inventory. We will reopen on January 9th.


1 comment:

  1. What a pleasure to shop at the FriendShop and to know our donations, purchases, and subsequent donations will help this wonderful addition to survive and thrive in our community!!!! Long live the written word in its many forms...

    Sue Turquette