1715 Bedell Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library Election & Program - May 2022Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library Nominations for Election at 2022 Annual Meeting, taking place on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in the Library Meeting Room at 6:00 pm. All positions have 2-year terms, expiring May 2024.
Vice-President - Jill Banaszak
Corresponding Secretary - Joyce Thornton
Treasurer - Nancy Vizzi
Three Board Members:
Phyllis Galie (Book Sale Volunteer Coordinator)
Jan Yardley (Membership)
Annual Meeting Program: "Grand Island's Historic Bedell House" presented by Curt Nestark, President of the Grand Island Historical Society. Artifacts from the Society's collection and Curt's personal collection will be on display. Refreshments will be served.
Growing Readers Inititiative - July 2019
Pictured from left to right are three members of the Growing Readers initiative: Mary Cooke, President of the Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library; Stephanie Pritchard, Librarian at Kaegebein Elementary School and Bridgette Heintz, Director of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Award on display at GI Memorial Library.The 2019-20 Hodgson Russ Excellence in Collaboration Award recognized several Grand Island groups who collaborated to launch the very successful Growing Readers initiative. Presented to Dr. Brian Graham, GI School Superintendent, at a dinner in June, the trophy and certificates are now touring the town, spending time in each place involved in the program. "Growing Readers - Working Together to Grow a Passion for Reading in our Community" is the official title of the effort that provides books for the doctors at Island Pediatrics to "prescribe reading to children" when parents have their 2, 6, 12, 18 and 24 month well baby visits.
Groups involved in Growing Readers are Grand Island Pediatrics, GI School District, GI Memorial Library, Neighbors Foundation, GI Rotary, Friends of GI Memorial Library, GI Teachers Assn, GI School Related Professionals, GI School District Administrators' Union, Fuccillo Automotive Group, GI Golden Age Center and several private community donors. . The awards are currently displayed in one of the showcases in the lobby of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Cookbook Author Presentation - November 2017Local author presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library at the Library, 1715 Bedell Road, on Thursday, November 30th at 6:45 p.m. Linda Critelli, author of Sicilian With a French Accent cookbook will be doing a presentation including a cooking demonstration. Tasting samples will be included! Refreshments for the program include specialty cookies prepared by the author. Copies of the cookbook will be available for sale. Holiday cookies may also be ordered. All are invited to attend.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale - September 2017Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library will be sponsoring a used book sale at the Library on October 27th and 28th. On Friday, the sale will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Friends members only. Memberships are available at the door. Saturday will include "Fill a bag" for $5 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by $2 a bag from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Donations of used books will be gratefully accepted at the library. For library hours, call 773-7124.
Book Sale Room Hours - September 2017The Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library book sale room announces new hours:
Monday and Thursday: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
These hours are subject to change, depending on Meeting Room Availability. Proceeds from the book room benefit the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Friends of the Library Annual Meeting & Speaker - April 2017
The Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road at 6:45 p.m. There will be an election of officers, followed by a presentation by Michele DeLuca. DeLuca is the auther of "Forever More: A Love Story from the Edge of Eternity". It is a mystical love story, set in Lily Dale. There is only one thing keeping Rebecca and Sebastian apart - she is living and he is dead.
The slate of officers proposed includes Mary Cooke (president), Carole Joseph (recording secretary), Marie Volpe and Sharon Watz (board members). Refreshments will be served. All are invited.