Dear Friends of Libraries,
While the pandemic proved to be a major challenge for all, it is now receding into the past and Friends groups are resuming much-needed activities. In the new normal, many groups are looking for new ways to support their libraries and communities. Friends of Connecticut Libraries (FOCL) is here to help you. Our mission to facilitate communication, collaboration, and advocacy among Friends groups and libraries throughout the state is even more important at this moment. We invite you to join/renew your membership in FOCL, along with 100 other local Friends groups, individual library friends, library directors and organizations to support this effort.
Members can take advantage of FOCL’s centralized resources for Friends groups:
We encourage you to go online to fill out your membership information and pay your dues here. (If you need help logging in or have both a group and an individual membership, email email@example.com.) However, if you prefer, you can mail your membership form and payment to FOCL by October 15. For groups, this will ensure earlier inclusion of group information in our online directory and calendar. Individual donations may be tax deductible.
Thank you for all you do for libraries in Connecticut and for supporting FOCL’s work! Please let us know if there are any other ways we can serve your group and library.
Linda GraysonMembership Committee Chair
What is FOCL?
The Friends of Connecticut Libraries (FOCL) is a non-profit organization consisting of local Friends groups, organizations and individual members who believe that libraries are an essential resource for the citizens of our State.
We provide newsletters, workshops, conferences and visitations that support Friends functions such as fundraising, sponsorship of educational and entertainment programs, advocacy for their library, and in-library volunteer work like shelving and data processing.