Membership is more rewarding than ever ... Join or Renew Today!
Exciting changes have been made to this year’s membership levels to recognize and thank you for your generosity, and to encourage your participation. Please consider moving up to a higher level to enjoy these expanded benefits. As always, all memberships are per household.
Our new levels are:
- Friend ($25)
Receive our quarterly newsletter and an invitation to the annual cocktail party
- Caring Friend ($50)
All of the above, plus a “Friends of the Library” bumper sticker to show your “locals” pride, 50-cent used books, and a 10% discount on library merchandise and meeting room rentals
- Generous Friend ($100)
All of the above, plus an invitation to a complimentary donor appreciation reception
- Best Friend ($500)
All of the above, plus 2 complimentary tickets to the Summer Cocktail Party
- Lifelong Friend ($2,000)
For a single $2,000 payment, be enrolled at the “Best Friend” level for life! Plus, your name(s) will be inscribed on a plaque for permanent display at the library.
2017 was another very successful year for the Friends of the Rehoboth Library. In May, we held our second Rehoboth Run-for-the-Books 5K event. It was well-supported by our sponsors, well-received by our participants.
In August, our annual Summer Cocktail Party was a rousing success. The food generously donated by local eateries is always the highlight of the event as well as socializing with “Friends”!
As a result of the Friends of the Library Fundraising efforts, we were able to give $35,200 to the Rehoboth Beach Public Library in 2017, bringing our all-time total to more than $400,000.
Looking ahead to 2018-2019, we anticipate that state and federal budget cuts will create an even greater need for library funding to be supplemented by the Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Won’t you please help us?
We cordially invite you to join us today, because TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Priscilla R. Smith
Who we are and what we do
Established in 1991, after succeeding the Rehoboth Library Guild, we offer support for the Rehoboth Beach Public Library in a number of ways:
- Promote awareness of the functions, resources, services, and needs of the library
- Cooperate with the Library in developing services and facilities for the community
- Aid the Library in community programs
- Raise funds to purchase materials and pay for programs that are not supplied by the library budget
- Receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library
- Amazon Smile
Annual Friends Events
- Summer Cocktail Party, date and location to be announced.
- Run-for-the-Books 5K! For more information, check out the Races2Run website.
How we are funded
Besides membership dues and other contributions, we are funded by the following efforts throughout the year:
- The Friends Summer Cocktail Party (August)
- 5K Run-for-the-Books (May)
- Special Fund Drives