Welcome to Fall
It’s hard to believe that the heat of the summer is behind us and the days are growing cooler and shorter. But the FOL pace is picking up as we move forward with plans for the new library/community center and prepare for some fun-filled events. First and foremost, we are pleased to announce that we have secured an architecture and engineering firm, The Walker Group Architecture (http://www.wgarc.com), to finalize our architectural design, prepare engineering and construction plans, and facilitate the process of hiring an engineering consultant and general contractor to manage construction of the new space. If all goes well, we anticipate breaking ground in the spring of next year.
We will hold our December Book Sale on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd from 10am to 6pm. This book sale will be held at the location of our new library and community center (in the old Hardees building located at 13896 Highway 55 in Alliance.
Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. 2023 will be a very exciting year as we break ground for our new space—we look forward to working with you all to make this vision a reality.
We need your help
Book donations have been overwhelming, so we need your help to prepare for our Book Sale, taking place on December 2nd and 3rd. Please consider helping us sort books on November 21st and 28th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the new library/community center site (formerly Hardees) at 13896 Highway 55, Alliance. We also need volunteers to work at the Book Sale. Please consider signing up for a 2-3 hour shift on: Friday, December 2nd , 10am to 6pm Saturday, December 3rd , 10am – 6pm. Please contact Bonnie Cap at 110Orchard@gmail. com or call 252-626-3559.
While many of us enjoy the many one-off volunteer opportunities, such as helping organize for the FOL book sales or handing out candy at Trunk-Or
Treat, FOL also needs people who can commit to longer-term volunteer work.
Here are a few of the ongoing volunteer needs:
This person maintains the volunteer list; works with event leads to determine volunteer needs and communicates with volunteers on all event logistics; and, maintains communication with volunteers on regular basis. We need someone with strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills who is comfortable with email, text, and phone calls.
Special Event Coordinator(s)
We need a team of 4-6 people who enjoy event planning and successful execution. Each event coordinator will handle 1-2 events per year (or more, if desired). Event planning includes but is not limited to: communication with the FOL leadership team on needs for specific special events; research and identification of even venues, logistics, etc.; coordination with the FOL treasurer on event costs; working with the volunteer coordinator to determine volunteer needs and availability; event advertising, publicity, etc. We need people with strong written and verbal communication skills; exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail; and, ideally, someone with connections to and/or knowledge of local venues.
Download and share the FOL's Fall Newsletter.
Friends of the Pamlico Library is leading the development of a modern, multiuse library that serves as a true community resource center.
Designed to hold a 36,000-item collection, the 9,000 square foot facility will be much more than a traditional library, with common space and individual meeting rooms, technology resources such as computer and internet access, a business center to encourage and support economic growth, multi-generational reading rooms, and an internet café that provides youth employment and training. Download and share the FOL Brochure.
Libraries are becoming less about materials and more about the experience of learning and connecting. Our vision is a multipurpose space with creative programs and offerings that will serve the needs of our community today and into the future. Bonnie Cap, President, FOL