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June•July•August 2017 - vol. 3, issue 2 - Quarterly Newsletter (SUMMER 2017)

Page 1 Library is Two Page 2 2018 Tour of Homes Page 3 Thank you Sponsors! Page 6 Volunteer of Year Page 7 Results of FOML Page 8 Board of Directors

2nd Annual BBQ Birthday Bash, July 15 The Milton Library Branch is turning two!

Friends of the Library are proud to host the 2nd Annual BBQ Birthday Bash under the oak tree at the Milton Library on Saturday, July 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

to residents of all ages.” Barbecue plates will be sold at the event by the Friends of the Milton Library at $15 per plate or $25 for two plates, which includes beverage and dessert. BBQ is from ‘cue Barbecue of Milton. Proceeds raised during the BBQ will support Milton library programs funded by the Friends of the Milton Library.

The FOML invites the community to bring a chair and enjoy some great music, food and games under the big oak tree. “We are coming together to celebrate another successful year at the Milton Library Branch,” says FOML Vice President Christy McWhorter, “The library continues to be an important asset to our community, with a wide variety of programs available

Friends of the Milton Library host book sales monthly every 2nd Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


2nd Annual Milton Tour of Homes, October 21 & 22

We are excited to provide additional details about the 2017 Milton Tour of Homes. Dates for the Harvest of Homes will be Saturday AND Sunday, October 21st-22nd. There will be two tours on each of the days and we will feature five new homes for this event.

In addition to expanded tour choices, this year’s ticket holders will also enjoy a new method for ticket distribution. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Lara Dolan (404.514.6533 or or Tracey Craft (770.722.3119 or Information is also available on our website at

Other exciting changes this year include additional Sponsor Benefits, including complimentary tour tickets at each level of sponsorship and an opportunity to attend an exclusive community VIP open house at a beautiful estate in Milton on Friday evening.


Please check back throughout the summer for more details on the tour, purchasing tickets, etc. and be sure to follow “MiltonTourOfHomes” on Facebook to stay updated.


Thank You!

2016 Tour of Homes Sponsors Top sponsors of the 2016 Milton Tour of Homes recently received recognition from the Friends of the Milton Library (FOML) for their support of the Tour which raised money for the organization and its outreach programs. FOML is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the financial support and program enhancement of the Milton Library. The top-level Tour sponsors each received their own engraved gold leaf that will be placed on the Library’s Giving Tree located in the building’s atrium.

Holiday Tour of Homes was very successful and we hope our sponsors, and others in the community, will support the Tour once again this year so we can raise even more money for these valuable FOML programs.” More than $20,000 was raised from the Tour in 2016 and went toward supporting some of the library programs, including: STEM and STEAM programs, Lego Club, Astronomy Club program supplies, chess boards and timers, Teen Advisory Board meetings, Youth Book Club, Wildlife Program, Children’s Music Performance, Atlanta Audubon Youth programs, Summer Reading, as well as capital items such as additional shelving and chairs.

“This allowed us to say thank you once more to our generous sponsors,” said Marsha Spear, Friends of the Milton Library board member and 2017 Milton Tour of Homes chair. “The


Milton Library Events and Programs 855 Mayfield Road, Milton GA 30009 • AFPLS.ORG For information or to register, please call 404.613.4402 Please visit the self-service bookstore in the library foyer.

CALENDAR KEY (R) Registration Required (C) Children’s Programming (T) Teen Programming [FOML] Sponsored by Friends of the Milton Library

LIBRARY HOURS Monday 10am - 6pm Tuesday/Wednesday 10am - 8pm Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 2pm - 6pm


Friends of the Milton Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale, Saturday, June 10th, 10AM-4PM

(R) Technology Senior Moment Sessions Mondays, March 6th through December 18th, 10AM-1PM

(R) Chess for Adult Beginners Saturday, June 10th, 1PM-3PM (C All ages) Big Bad Bullysaurus Tuesday, June 13th, 3PM

FOML Wednesday Barn Sales Wednesdays, 3:30PM - 7:30PM


(All Ages) All-Day Read-a-thon Wednesday, June 14th, 11AM

(All Ages) Build a Better World at Milton Library’s Summer Reading Kick-Off [FOML], Friday, June 2nd, 11AM-3PM

(T) Teen Fest Friday & Saturday, June 16th & 17th, Noon (C 2-7) Mumferd Learns Water Safety Tuesday, June 20th,10:30 AM

(T Ages 12+) SCORE: Teens Start a Business, Saturday, June 3rd, 11AM

(C 5+) AstroKids Club Wednesday, June 21st, 6PM

(T+) Milton Library Board Game Club Sunday, June 4th, 2PM

(R C 5-11) Summertime Lego Club @ Milton [FOML], Thursday, June 22nd, 4PM

Astronomy Club: Black Holes Tuesday, June 6th, 6PM

(R) Chess for Adult Beginners Saturday, June 24th, 1PM-3PM

(R C Ages 5-11) Birding Scavenger Hunt [FOML], Wednesday, June 7th, 3PM

(R T) Score- Start a Business Saturday, June 24th, 11AM

(C) Storytelling with BabaTunde [FOML] Thursday, June 8th, 11AM-Noon

Senior Housing Options and Care Services Tuesday, 6/27/2017 6:00 p.m.

(R C 5-11) Summertime Lego Club [FOML], Thursday, June 8th, 4PM



(R C 5-11) Summertime Lego Club @ Milton [FOML], Thursday, July 20th, 4PM

Milton Library Board Game Club Sunday, 7/2/2017 2:00 PM-5:45 PM

(R C 10+) Anti-Bullying Film Screening & Workshop, Wednesday, july 256th, 6PM

Milton Library Board Game Club Wednesday, 7/5/2017 5:00 PM-7:45 PM

(R T 13-17) Zombie Apocalypse Scenario Friday, July 26th, 6:PM

(R C 5-11) Summertime Lego Club @ Milton [FOML], Thursday, July 7th, 4PM

AUGUST Milton Library Board Game Club Wednesday, Sugust 8th, 5:00 PM-7:45 PM

Midday at Milton Book Club: Into the Woods by Tana French Friday, July 7th, Noon - 1PM

Midday at Milton Book Club: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult Friday, August 4th, Noon - 1PM

Friends of the Milton Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale Saturday,July 8th, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

(C T) Fifty and Up Club Saturday, August 5th,11:30 AM

(C 2-7) Mumferd Exercises! Tuesday, July 11th, 10:30 a.m.

Milton Library Board Game Club Sunday, August 6th, 2PM-5:45 PM

(R C 5-11) Conservation for Kids [FOML] Wed., July 12th, 3PM

Milton History Book Club: Madame Curie and her Daughters by Shelley Emling Tuesday, August 8th, 6PM-7PM

Friends of the Milton Library 2nd Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Saturday, July 15th, 11AM-2PM

Friends of Milton Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale Saturday, Aug. 12th, 10AM-4PM

(C 5+) AstroKids Club Wednesday, July 19th, 6PM


Adult Volunteers of the Year

Kimberly Snoddy George and Joyce Kramar

300 Hours Volunteers

The 2016 Harriet Macklin

Adult Volunteer of the Year Awards:

Joyce Kramar {Milton Library } and Dr. Maria Mickens {Adamsville-Collier Heights Library} Joyce has served over 525 hours since 2015 and has worked closely with nominators Jason Blackstock and Ellen Baxter who had this to share, “Joyce has continuously exhibited a strong dedication and love of volunteering. She comes in with a great outlook and gets straight to work helping. She is quick to learn new skills, follows directions, helps patrons and takes initiative for new projects- to the point that anytime we have a special project, she is our first thought.

has helped stamp, label and relocate so much of the collection, she might know it better than we do. Joyce tackles everything with skill, heart and dedication.” Congratulations Joyce.” Harriet Macklin was a dedicated library advocate, Friend’s President and volunteer from 20082016. She served over 2,000 hours at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and at the Central Library. She passed away one month after participating in the Grand Reopening of AARL last fall and is missed dearly by patrons, staff and volunteers. We are grateful to honor her legacy through this award and we are truly grateful to have her three sisters, Julie Dixon, Shirley McDade and Vivian Reid, with us today to help present the awards.

Joyce comes in twice a week, but she’ll rearrange her schedule to come in to finish a project. She has been a huge help with shifting the collection, relabeling items and processing all new items Milton has received this year. We would not have been able to get everything out on the shelves for the public as fast as we did without her help. She


Being part of the community means CARING Friends of the Milton Library

Marsha K Spear, CFP®

Financial Advisor

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RESULTS: Our Friends and Library


One of the primary missions of the Friends of the Milton Library is to seek funding to ensure quality library facilities and information services.

shelves for the teen reading room, replacement caterpillar stools for the children’s story room, a subscription to BookPage magazine, a mobile laptop for staff use for library card registration and summer reading registration, and additional support for the Build a Better World Summer Reading Program.

We are able to do this through our fundraising efforts with our book sales and special events.

This would not be possible without the assistance of a very dedicated group of volunteers and donors. Thank you for your continued support.

Because of your generous support, the FOML has funded multiple programs and speakers for children and adults throughout the year, a new STEM Makerspace, additional 8

Friends of Milton Library Newsletter SUMMER 2017  

Friends of the Milton Library Newsletter is a quarterly publication of the state-of-the-art new library in Milton, Georgia covering the prog...

Friends of Milton Library Newsletter SUMMER 2017  

Friends of the Milton Library Newsletter is a quarterly publication of the state-of-the-art new library in Milton, Georgia covering the prog...