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!

Friday, August 15, 2014


Many thanks to all who helped make our book and bake sale a success.  We were able to sell many books which will allow us to change our store inventory.

If you, or someone you know might be interested in volunteering at the FOSL store, please email or call Kathy at 540-273-1416.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Book and Bake Sale

Come join us Aug. 8 & 9 for a large book sale.  There will also be a bake sale.  More details to follow.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Many thanks to all my Book Fair volunteers!  The Book Fair sold over $3,000 worth of books.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Final days of Book Fair

Please join us for the final days of the FOSL Book Fair.  Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-5

New discount books have arrived - $2.50 and $4.00

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Two new Board members

At last night's meeting we welcomed Sammie Mays as our Vice-President and Chrystal Henthorne as our treasurer.  We look forward to working with these new Board members.

Monday, June 9, 2014

BookWorm Central Book Fair June 16-21

Summer Reading Program Book Fair Kick-Off!

Come join us any day from June 16-21 for a LARGE Book Fair sponsored by the Friends of Smoot Library!

All are invited!  Come stock up for your summer reading.  There will be books (PK-adult), educational games, travel games, book accessories, and study aides.

Volunteers needed.  Click here for Book Fair sign-up.

Local author visit a success

The FOSL book club was proud to welcome Linda J White to our May gathering. It was well attended and we all enjoyed what Linda had to offer.

Next book club meeting will be June 24 at 6pm.  Book is Hammered, Nailed, and Screwed by Kathleen Hering.

Next General Membership meeting will be June 17 at 6pm.  We will be voting for new officers.  Please come if you can.  It will not be a long meeting.

Monday, June 2, 2014

End of an Era

 Unique House Antiques on Rte 301 has generously allowed the Friends to sell books in Booth 92 since 2010.  Unique House has been sold and is becoming Unique Antiques.  The new owner wants to concentrate on antiques and furniture, so the FOSL booth has to close before the end of June.
All books, CDs. DVDs, and Videos must be sold:  Great prices!   
25 cents or 5/$1.00 
Please be sure to come and get some bargains. 
There are two medium height bookshelves that we are selling for $20/each.  You won't be able to pick them up until we pack up the remaining books. 
Thanks very much to Mr. and Mrs. Preston House who gave us the space to have Booth 92 for free.  Their generosity allowed the Friends to keep a bookstore open while the library was at the old KG Middle School during construction of the addition.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Proposed Slate

President - Kathy Carr (continuing position)
Vice-President - Sammie Mays
Secretary - Sandy Murphy (continuing position)
Treasurer - Chrystal Henthorne

General membership meeting to vote will be June 17 at 6pm *new date*  
All are invited to attend.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Nominating Committee looking for 2 positions

The Nominating Committee for FOSL is looking for 2 members to fill 2 open FOSL Board positions.  We are looking for a Vice-President and a Treasurer.  If you are interested in either position or want to nominate someone for one of these positions, please email or call Kathy Carr at 540-273-1416.  

Meetings will be quarterly for this next year.  The Vice-President is responsible for executing the responsibilities of the President in their absence.  The Treasurer collects and disburses all funds, maintains financial records, maintains a Friends bank account, provides a yearly financial report to the membership at the annual meeting.  The Treasurer signs all checks as approved by the President and the Executive Board up to $1,000; all expenditures over $1,000 require the signature of the Treasurer and the President.

In order to keep the Friends of Smoot Library providing funds for library functions, we really need new members to step forward and help with filling these positions.  PLEASE consider helping out.