Update: October 26th Pumpkin painting event attracts 70. Read more
The Friends of Prosper Community Library provides services to enhance the library operations and its use by residents and the surronding Communities. We seek to establish educational opportunities for all residents. Among the provided services are:
January Holiday Reading Competition winners were given their prizes on 1/7, with at least 19 attendees. Richelle O’Neil joined the BOD.
February A February Fitness program was scheduled for 2/25, but did not attract any participants. The short lead time and lack of notification in the schools were identified as the reasons for the lack of response.
March A “Dangerous Party” was held on 3/24, and included a paper airplane flying contest. 10 Participants plus 7 adults.
April On Monday, 4/16 Jimmie Gibson led a program keyed to drought conditions plantings. Only 16 attendees, and that included ~6 associated with Jimmie’s company. On 4/21, Susan Marino led a “Treasure Hunt” program, which proved to be the most popular of the Saturday programs to that time.
May On Tuesday 5/1, Judy Rucker led a program related to the activities of the Prosper Historical Society. The FOPCL donated $1,000 to the Library to be used for the purchase of new books. On Friday 5/18, the FOPCL sponsored a book signing event at the Gentle Creek Golf Club. Author Bob Smiley autographed his new novel Don’t Mess With Travis. Refreshments were provided and the resultant number of new members provided a valuable return on the program. Net gain = $335.
June to August No programs scheduled
September We welcomed Dianna Weber and Lucy Towle to our BOD replacing Richelle O’Neil who was called to the Town Library BOD. Linda Shaw requested that we take responsibility for either selling the large quantify of surplus books or sell them to Half Price Books, to make space for PISD needs. We moved all the books to a storage unit to house these books until either a book sale or decision to sell them.
October Phyllis Hoffschwelle organized a Pumpkin Painting activity on 10/27, and this attracted a total of 72 participants and leaders – by far the most successful program to date, thanks to excellent advertising and notices in the PISD Eagle Express. Sold all but the best books to HPB, and cleared out of the storage unit.
November Started Holiday Reading Competition on 11/17, with 25 participants. Lucy Towle accepted a position on the Library BOD. FOPCL member Joann Slaven offered to teach knitting class at the Library on Saturday afternoons before Christmas. This program continues thanks to the enthusiastic response, with 10+ knitters.
December Had books for sale at our booth, and raffled off two vouchers for tours of Cowboy Stadium at the Prosper Christmas Festival. Used our new canopy for the first time.