Friends History of Events

Year Friend’s Activities Library Events Sponsored by the Friends Gifts to the Chatfield Public Library
2009
  • January Annual Meeting cancelled due to cold weather
  • Librarian Appreciation Dinner postponed to Spring
  • February 19, 2009: Guest Speaker in celebration of our library’s 94th Birthday.
  • March 19, 2009: Paul Walsh Book Signing 7 pm.
  • Books on CD for all ages.
2008
  • February Birthday Party – Plan 93rd Birthday
  • Celebration Holiday Appreciation Dinner for the Librarians in January

  • Open Used Book Sale more often than other years; matching funds offered from Thrivant Financial this year
  • Used Books for sale on www.half.ebay.com
  • Used Book inventory cleaned and refreshed
  • All proceeds from used book sales in 2008 (including matching funds) will go to purchase books on CD for all ages
  • Library website training
  • Chess Club Tournament Sponsorship
  • Summer Reading Program Sponsorship
  • $50 donation to Rushford Public Library Building Fund
  • Donation to Minnesota Library Foundation, helping libraries rebuild after floods, fires and other catastrophies
2007

  • Renew MALF membership
  • Used Book Sales
  • February Birthday Party – February 15th (92nd Birthday Celebration)
  • Librarians treat Friends to High Tea at November meeting

  • Used Textbooks for sale on www.half.ebay.com
  • Chess Club Sponsorship
  • Musical Garden Tour hosted by the Chatfield Brass Band and Music Lending Library with help from Wit’s End Theatre and the Friends of the Chatfield Public Library
  • Hosted Open House for Portrait Dedication and Speeches
  • Summer Reading Program Sponsorship
  • Library website training
  • Pay half website hosting
  • Donation to Minnesota Library Foundation, helping libraries rebuild after floods, fires and other catastophies
2006

  • Prizes for Teen Reading Events
  • Summer Reading Program Sponsors
  • Photographic Library Treasure Hunt Grand Prize
  • Prize for Western Days Chess Tournament
  • www.chatfieldpubliclibrary.org website sponsor
  • Donation to Minnesota Library Foundation, helping libraries rebuild after floods, fires and other catastophies

2005

2004

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Used Book Sales
  • Chatfield Expo Booth
  • Pampered Chef Party
  • Summer Reading and Teen Programming Materials
  • Donated Raffle Items for the Fillmore County Fair Booth
  • Librarians Holiday Dinner
  • Seed Money for Rushford Library Friends
2003

  • Sesquicentennial Illuminated Parade Float
  • Western Days Parade Float
  • Used Book Sales
  • Library Sketch Note Cards Fundraiser

  • Speech Team Presentation
  • Hadley Hoover Author Night
  • Robert Barclay – Author Presentation
  • Chess Club Sponsorship

  • Refrigerator purchased for Community Room
  • Chosen Valley Student Loan Fund Membership
  • Summer Reading Program Prizes
  • Western Days Raffle Prizes
  • Chess Boards for Chess club
  • Framed Library Sketch
  • Librarians Holiday Dinner
2002
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Used Book Sales
  • Feng Shui Night
  • Summer Reading Program: Scottish Dancers
  • Summer Reading Program: Eagle Bluff Presentation
  • Summer Reading Program Prizes
  • New Scholastic Books for Summer Reading
  • Landscaping Materials and Labor
  • Librarians Holiday Dinner
2001
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Used Book Sales
  • 6th Annual Garden Tour

  • Speech Team Presentation
  • Hadley Hoover Author Night
  • Elizabeth Gunn Author Night
  • Susan Redalan Amundson Author Night
  • Summer Reading Program: Jennifer Jesseph
  • Summer Reading Program Prizes & Materials
  • David Erickson’s Artwork purchased
  • Purchased books by Elizabeth Gunn and Hadley Hoover
2000
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Used Book Sales
  • 85th Library Birthday Party & Game Night
  • 5th Annual Garden Tour
  • Scholastic Book Give-Away

  • Pumpkin Carving Contest Prizes
  • Donation to Minnesota Library Foundation, helping libraries rebuild after floods, fires and other catastophies
1999
  • Used Book Sales
  • Book Club
  • 4th Annual Garden Tour
  • Neil Haugerud Author Night
  • Internet Training Class
  • Web Page Creation Class
  • Irish Dancers Program
  • Cabinets & Plumbing Fixtures for Community Room
  • Landscaping Clean-up
  • Pumpkin Carving Judging & Prizes
  • Summer Reading Program Prizes
1998
  • Used Book Sales
  • 3rd Annual Garden Tour

  • Emilio DeGrazia Author Night
  • David Erickson Author Night

  • Microwave purchased
  • Bar Code Scanners purchased
  • Baby Changing Station purchased
  • Furniture purchased
  • Sheetrock, paint and labor provided to finish Community Room

1997
  • 2nd Annual Garden Tour
  • Used Book Sales
  • Mary Bell Author Night
  • Library Birthday Open House
  • Purchased books by Mary Bell for the Library
1996
  • Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
  • 1st Annual Garden Tour
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Used Book Sales
  • Library Birthday Open House
  • Jean McConnell Poetry Reading
  • Summer Reading Program Prizes
  • Computer Printer purchased
  • VCR Purchased
  • Library Street Banner Purchased
1995
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Used Book Sales

  • Library Birthday Open House
  • Patricia Calvert Author Night
  • Purchased Patricia Calvert Books for the library
1994

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Used Book Sales
  • Note Card Fundraiser
  • Scholastic Book Give-Away
  • New Scholastic Books for Summer reading
1993

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Used Book Sales
    • Scholastic Book Give-Away
    • Copier Purchased
    • New Scholastic Books for Summer Reading
    1992

    • Scholastic Book Fair
    • Scholastic Book Give-Away
    • New Scholastic Books for Summer Reading
    1991
  • Organizational Meetings
  • Kick-off meeting with MALF President
    • Sorted and recycled over 4 tons of used books
    • Started used book recycling service

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