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August 24, 2007
CONTACT: David L. Gray
Director, Communications & Public Information
1-800-952-7403, x208

MBLC & MFOL Present Friends Sharing with Friends 2007

On Saturday, September 29, 2007, a workshop for Library Friends will be held at the ‘Springhill Suites by Marriot’ at Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens. Continental Breakfast will be available at 9:30a.m. Programs will begin at 10:00a.m. A light Lunch will be served. This year’s conference features:

"Creative Fundraising; Thinking Outside the Box" A program which highlights imaginative fundraising techniques used successfully by the Friends of the Wareham Free Library. Presented by Susan Pizzolato, Wareham Free Library.

"The Friends Potpourri", a panel presentation featuring events such as; the "Harry Potter night" at the Canton Public Library; a Silent Auction and other fundraising events sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library; and how the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library in Westford plan and schedule their activities for the entire year.

There will be ample opportunity for conference attendees to make new friends, share experiences, and exchange ideas during the panel discussions and at the conference luncheon.

Everyone is invited to attend including Friends, Trustees, and Library Staff.

Admission is free, however registration is required.

Saturday, September 29, 2007
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Devens Common Center, Devens
9:30 a.m. – Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Workshops
1:00 p.m. - Complimentary light Lunch


Contact: Maureen Killoran, Head, Public Library Advisory Unit
Phone: 1-800-952-7403
Fax: 617-725-0140
Mail: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, 98 North Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114


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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