The Friends of the Library
of Flagler County, Inc.
is a non-profit organization pledged
to support the library

 Library Friends PO Box 353344 Palm Coast FL 32135-3344
voice mail:
446-7605

 


Return to us often as here you will find new programs, new events sponsored by the Friends.  Discover how your contributions support our quality of life in our wonderful Flagler County Public Library.

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President of the Friends of the Library, Terry Jones:
Introductory Comments for the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, April 9th.
See picture of our "photo booth."

 In recognition of 2016 volunteers:

Welcome and thank you for being here. And, thank you for being a volunteer at our Library. As a volunteer, definitely, YOU MAKE OUR WORLD A BRIGHTER PLACE!

As stated by Winston Churchill, “ You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”

As library volunteers in 2016, you gave 13,563 hours. At the current rate, your volunteer hours are worth $25.56 per hour. Our volunteer service in 2016 was worth $319, 545! That is money saved by the County because they did not have to pay anyone to do the work that you provided. And, if you think about it, we are volunteer workers that are experienced and very well skilled. Probably even earning much more than that per hour in our previous careers.

Many of us have held jobs as teachers, nurses, policemen, office managers, skilled laborers, caregivers and much, much more. We’ve earned our high school, college and advanced degrees while also being parents, raising a family and running a household.

And, then, we retire! To relax, travel, enjoy our families now that we can, knowing that we have done our best in raising them. Retire? NOT!

We are a giving generation and society. So, needing to keep busy and keep giving, we volunteer. Whether it is for 25 hours per year or 685 hours per year, we give. We contribute.

It is a benefit to us as well as to our society and community. In Florida, almost 20% of residents volunteer, offering 459.7 million hours of service. We volunteer in a variety of categories: religious, social and community, and education being the top three (3).

In case you are interested, the word volunteerism is a noun, meaning the use or involvement of volunteer labor, especially for community service. In my mind, although we might fall under that description of the noun, in reality, we are the VERB! We volunteer! We actually do the work!

Thank you for all you do, every day, all the time. Verbally, let me express, you are the BEST! When I see you at the Library, you make my day brighter! Thank you! Thank you!

Sincerely and with many hugs,

Terry Jones - President Friends of the Library

Ambrosia to Zucchini Reheated
The Friends Cookbook is an excellent  gift  They can be purchased at Circulation Desk for $10.00 

FLAGLER COUNTY HISTORY = Flagler History as compiled by members of the Flagler County Historical Society and Friends of the Library.  Here are our
Flagler Memories project offering video, text and voice interviews of early residents. 

Florida Frontiers: The Television Program of the Florida Historical Society is a half-hour television program airing on television stations throughout the state. The first program premiered in January 2016. This episode is about: Flagler County was established in 1917, but has historic sites from much earlier, including Mala Compra and the Bulow Plantation. https://myfloridahistory.org/frontiers/television/episode/13

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Copyright April 2010
Friends of the Library, Inc.   
Flagler County, FL

 


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