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August 9, 2006
CONTACT: David L. Gray
Director, Communications & Public Information
1-800-952-7403, x208

Friends Sharing with Friends 2006 to be Held September 16, 2006

On Saturday, September 16, 2006, a half-day workshop for Library Friends, sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries, will be held at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriot, Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, Massachusetts. The workshop will be from 9 am to 2 pm.

The morning session will feature "Tips for Conducting a Successful Book Sale". Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran at running a book sale, speakers will provide sound advice on how to make your next book sale more effective. The ins and outs of running an online book sale using the Internet will also be discussed.

The second part of the program will be a "Friends Potpourri" that will feature a panel of Friends sharing interesting and unique ideas for raising funds, publicizing Friends activities, and building support for their library. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the discussion by sharing ideas and experiences with each other.

Everyone, including Friends, Trustees and Library Staff, is invited to attend. Admission is free, however, registration is required.

To register, contact Maureen Killoran, Head, Public Library Advisory Unit, by mail, e-mail or Fax.
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, 98 N. Washington St., Suite 401, Boston, MA 02114
617-725-0140 Fax

From I-495, take Exit 29B - Rt. 2 West
Take Exit 37B - Jackson Road Devens
Follow Jackson Road approximately 2 miles
Springhill Suite by Marriott and the Devens Common Center will be on your right.

SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, Massachusetts 01434

The Board of Library Commissioners ( is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board advises municipalities and library trustees on the operation and maintenance of public libraries, including construction and renovation. It administers state and federal grant programs for libraries and promotes cooperation among all types of libraries through regional library systems and automated resource sharing. It also works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of their geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability or cultural background, have access to essential new electronic information technologies and significant electronic databases.

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