FONEL is here to help support our neighborhood library in its mission and to make the library better for all who use it.
Our Friends group works to make the library a better place and encourage more use of it among members of our community. The Friends of the Northeast Library was founded in 1981. So our organization is more than 30 years old! The founding goal back then was to “encourage local use of and support for the Northeast Library, (b) increase municipal awareness of the Northeast Library, (c) enourage and facilitate gifts for the Northeast Library, (d) encourage donations to the Northeast Library, (e) assist in providing volunteer help for the Northeast Library, (f) support and cooperate with the Northeast Library in developing library services for the community.”
Examples of FONEL's work include purchasing books, audio-visual equipment, furniture, and computer equipment for the library, as well as sponsoring special events for children. FONEL is able to provide this support because of contributions from its members.