Friends Of The Library


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Welcome to the Friends of the Agawam Public Library’s Web site. We are a not-for-profit membership organization. Since our inception in 2003, the Friends have donated over $60,000 to the library. This has enabled the library to supplement their regular operating budget. Click here to see what The Friends and their supporters have been able to provide for the library over the years. We are able to do this by sponsoring a Juried Fine Art Show in the fall, a Juried Photography Show in the spring, a book sale in May and a basket raffle during the holiday season, along with other events throughout the year. We also have book bags and coffee cups available for purchase. Both carry the logo designed by a local artist, David Cecchi.

             Members are cordially invited to attend our monthly Executive Board Meetings held the first Thursday of the month (except for July and August) at 7:00 at the Agawam public library. We welcome your input suggestions and ideas. The Agawam public library is very important to all of us, so please consider supporting your library either with your time or with your tax-deductible membership fee or donation. Also, please take a moment to explore our site and check out photos of past events, our calendar of events and much, much more.


Join the Friends

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With your membership, you’ll get:

  • the Friends newsletter
  • a discount coupon for the May book sale
  • admission free entry to the book sale on all days and the special members-only night on the eve of the book sale
  • a invitation to all Friends meetings, events and volunteer opportunities
  • the satisfaction of contributing to your Library and community

 

For more information, click here for a copy of the Friends’ membership application.

Check out our calendar to see what the friends will be doing and for your volunteer opportunities. Click here for a copy of the Friends’ calendar.

Click here for The Friends Newsletters.

For more information on our basket raffle, click here for a copy of the Friends’ Basket Raffle Packet.

Details about the Friends annual book sale: General Book Sale Information, Donation Guidelines, and Volunteer Opportunities.

You may contact the Friends at friendsapl@yahoo.com


Friends of the Library 1st Open Juried 3d Art Object Show

1st Open Juried 3d Art Object Show 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for a list of artists and artisans in the 1st 3D Art Object Show

 


Friends Of The Library Open Juried Art Shows

Call for Entries for Friends 9th Open Juried Art Show

2016 November – 8th Art Show. 1st Place Watercolors, John Tomasetti, Irises and Barnwood, Watercolors

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library are looking for entries for their 9th Open Juried Art Show to take place November 1 – 24, 2017.

For a prospectus-brochure, click here.

We would like you to use the free Adobe Reader (PDF) ENTRY FORM, click here.

You can type on this entry form, edit the data, save the form, come back to it later, and re-edit. Print and sign the entry form. In the form are instructions for what parts are mailed with your check and to where.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Kadis at r.kadis@comcast.net or 413-789-4814.

 

 

To obtain the document, Where to get photos made, framed, matted, wired for hanging, click here. Information in this document is relevant for framing, matting, and wired for hanging of your paintings.

 

 

Click on the links below to see pictures of past art shows:

8th Annual Open Juried Art Show

Click here for a list of artists in the 8th Art Show.

Click here for the art show catalog 8th Art Show.  Please note, this file prints correctly for assembly into a booklet.

7th Annual Juried Art Show

Click here for a list of artists in the 7th Art Show

6th Annual Open Juried Art Show
5th Annual Open Juried Art Show
4th Annual Open Juried Art Show
3rd Annual Open Juried Art Show
2nd Annual Open Juried Art Show
1st Open Juried Art Show

 


Friends Of The Library Open Juried Photography Shows

 

2017 February – 7th Photography Show. Best in Show, Joe Oliverio, Cedar Waxwings, Nature

Call for Entries for Friends 8th Open Juried Photography Show  

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library are looking for entries for their 8th Open Juried Photography Show to take place January 29 – February 23, 2018.

For a prospectus-brochure, click here.

We would like you to use the free Adobe Reader (PDF) ENTRY FORM, click here.  You can type on this entry form, edit the data, save the form, come back to it later, and re-edit.  Print and sign the entry form.  In the form are instructions for what parts are mailed with your check and to where.
If you have any questions, please contact Bob Kadis at r.kadis@comcast.net or 413-789-4814

To obtain the document, Where to get photos made, framed, matted, wired for hanging, click here.

 

Click on the links below to see pictures

of past photography shows:

 

Friends of the Agawam Public Library
7th Open Juried Photography Show

 

Friends of the Agawam Public Library 6th Open Juried Photography Show

Click here for a list of photographers in the 6th Photography Show

5th Annual Open Juried Photography Show

Click here for a list of photographers in the 5th Photography Show

4th Annual Open Juried Photography Show
3rd Annual Open Juried Photography Show
2nd Annual Open Juried Photography Show
Friends of the Agawam Public Library Open Juried Photography Show 2011

MISSION STATEMENT

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library is a nonprofit, 501 c(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to support the town library by providing fundraisers, workshops and educational activities, and volunteer services.

The purpose of this organization is to establish closer relations between the Agawam Public Library and the people it serves; to promote informed interest in its function, resources, services, and needs; to confer with the staff of the Library on matters related to the welfare of the institution; to stimulate and receive gifts, endowments and bequests for the benefit of the Library; and to support the development of a program for the extension and improvement of the Library’s services and resources.

This organization will operate exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes, defined in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States, as now or hereafter existing, amended, supplemented, or superseded, as the case may be.

 

You may contact the Friends at friendsapl@yahoo.com