Monday, May 18, 2015

Next FOSL General Membership Meeting

Please feel free to join us for our next general membership meeting on Thursday, May 28, at 6pm at Smoot Library in the conference room.  We will be discussing our next 2 fundraisers - the yard sale/vendor sale on June 13 at KGMS from 8am-1pm, and the fundraiser that follows from June 17-23 with Bookworm Central (book fair).  Volunteers are needed for both.

Meeting is open to the public.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Buy a space at KGMS for June 13, 2015

What: Large Yardsale/Vendor Sale

Where:  KGMS parking lot

Who:  FOSL sponsored, Chick-fil-a coming

When:  June 13, 2015 from 8am-1pm, 
Chick-fil-a will be there from 11am-1pm

Why:  fundraiser to support library programs

How:  Email or call 540-429-1926 to let us know which parking spot(s) you want 

Cost:  $25 per parking spot

See diagram here

Monday, May 4, 2015

FOSL Book Club update

May book - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.  We will discuss it at our May 18th meeting.

June book - Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford.  We will discuss it at our June 15 meeting.

July book - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  We will discuss it at our July 20 meeting.

August book - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.  We will discuss it at our August 17 meeting. 

All books chosen for this period are part of the library's club pack which means there are at least 10 copies available at the library.  All are welcome any month.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Want to help your local school?

Who:  King George Middle School PTA

What:  Spirit Week

Where:  Chick-fil-a at Spotsylvania Towne Centre

When:  May 11-15, 2015 from 4-8pm

Please print this form to take with you to help raise much needed funds for KGMS!

Monday, April 20, 2015

FOSL Sidewalk Sale

The FOSL store will be having a sidewalk sale on May 2nd from 10am-4pm.  We have many books and great deals!

$0.25 for paperbacks or 6 for $1.00
$0.50 for hardbacks
$2 a bag of books - your choice

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FOSL membership

Please remember that you need to renew your membership each year.  If you haven't paid since January, you are not currently a member.  Please be sure to renew your membership.  You can email for a membership form or you can get a form from a volunteer in the FOSL store.  Your membership gets you half off, all year, in the FOSL store, except on fundraising items.

FOSL Book Club

The next meeting of the FOSL Book Club will be April 20th at 6pm.  We will be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.  All are invited.  We will meet in the conference room.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Local Author Coming...

V.V. Wedding will be coming to Smoot Library on Feb. 23rd at 6pm to discuss her book, An Uncivilized Yankee, with the FOSL Book Club.  All are invited to attend!  Vanessa will be bringing some of her other books for anyone to purchase.  Refreshments will be served.

Our Chili dinner went well on Friday.  Thank you to all who donated items, came out to support us, or donated money.  

Friday, January 30, 2015

Chili Dinner

Chili dinner at L.E. Smoot Memorial Library on February 6, 2015 from 6pm-7:30pm.  All are invited.  

Tickets on sale for $15/adult, $5/child.  

Tickets available at Smoot Circulation desk, FOSL store, FOSL Board members, or Smoot Board of Trustees.

Current FOSL members receive $5 off each adult ticket purchased.  FOSL members also receive half-off in the FOSL store, except on fundraising items.

Donations needed:
bags of lettuce - 6
cherry tomatoes - 3 large pkg
shredded carrots - 3 bags
cucumbers - 3 large
bottles of salad dressing - 2 each: Ranch, Italian, Thousand Island, French
32 oz. bags of shredded cheese - 4
large containers of sour cream - 4
chopped red onion - 3
large hot sauce - 1
hotdogs - 80= 10 pkgs
hotdog buns -80=10 pkgs 8 pkgs
large mustard - 1
large ketchup - 1
large mayo - 1
desserts (for ex. brownies, cupcakes, cookies)
crackers - oyster, saltines

Respond on Facebook, donate at FOSL store, email, or call Kathy at 540-273-1416.  Thank you in advance for helping with our fundraiser.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year! Upcoming events

Happy New Year to all!

FOSL store shoppers - thanks for a wonderful year!  Remember that in 2015 if you are a FOSL member, all your shopping at the store is half off all year except for fundraisers!

FOSL Book Club members - thanks for a great first year.  Our plan for this year so far is:
      I still dream about you by Fannie Flagg for January
    An Uncivilized Yankee by VV Wedding for February (the author is planning to join us February 23 at 6pm)

Chili dinner - February 6th from 6:00-7:30pm 
     **if you would like to donate any items for this event or cook chili, please email and let us know ( and thank you in advance for your generosity, we make more money if we get all items donated**

If you would like to volunteer some time in the FOSL store, please let us know what time/day works for your schedule.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Like us on Facebook

We are now up and running on Facebook.  Take a moment to like us.  Search: Friends of Smoot Library.  

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Next Book Sale

Bag Sale
Get half off items in the store - renew your Friends membership for this offer

Our next book sale will be Dec. 18th from 1-6:30pm at the FOSL Store.  This will be a bag sale - fill a bag for $5.

We have gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, etc.  These would make wonderful stocking stuffers or gifts! 

We have two fundraisers that are also wonderful gifts:
     Attractions Book 2015 for $25  (book full of coupons, many are BOGO)
        Reading pins for $15

If you become a member of the Friends, or renew your membership for 2015, you will receive a membership card that will get you half off anything in the FOSL Store except our fundraisers!

We have volunteers manning the store on Tuesdays from 4-7pm and Thursdays from 1-4pm.  Please stop by to shop and renew your membership to get half off.  Present this membership card each visit for half off.

If you are interested in manning the store, please email and let us know a day and time that works for you.  Thank you in advance!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Excel Class - Get your Holiday Cards Ready!

Who:  all ability levels invited
What: Technology Class on Excel
Where: Smoot Library lab
When: Wednesday, Dec 3, 6-8pm 
Why:  Come learn to create a mailing list.  You will then learn a mail merge to create mailing labels and holiday form letters.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

FOSL Book Club news

The FOSL Book Club met on Aug. 26 to discuss The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan.

September's book will be The Life List by Lori Spielman and the meeting will be Monday, Sept 15 at 6pm.

October's book will be Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday and the meeting will be Monday, Oct. 20 at 6pm.

November's book will be Low Country Boil by Susan Boyer and the meeting will be Monday, Nov. 17 at 6pm.

All are welcome to come and join the fun!