Join the Junior Friends
Are you age 8-13? Are you interested in working with other kids your age to help the library and our community?
If you answered yes, contact Ms. Lisa to join the Junior Friends Group. The Junior Friends group started in 2009 and has evolved into a very well-known community service youth group! The Junior Friends assist the library staff and the Friends of the Library with programs and projects. They also help community groups by volunteering their time, energy, ideas, and talent. There are occasional planning meetings or get-togethers to brainstorm ideas, and to create items that will help members of the community. Meetings also include discussions of Junior Friends run programs for youth, and clubs or workshops for Junior Friends members. The group designed their own logo for a Tshirt. Some of the Junior Friends accomplishments are: Participation in he Plumb Corner Marketplace Holiday events; created centerPeaces for the annual Veteran’s Dinner at the Senior Center, assisted the Council on Aging Outreach Coordinator by creating holiday cards for home-bound seniors; added designs to the Lions Club Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket flyers; helped fill shoeboxes at the First Congregational Operation Christmas Child event; and painted Kindness Rocks for the Rochester Land Trust, and Meals on Wheels recipients. At the library or community events, they have presented science lessons to younger children as the Friendkensteins, serenaded families with their instrumental skills at the Friends Holiday Fair and Tent Sale as well as baking for the bake sale. They also managed a “Bake Sale at the Book Sale” annually. All funds raised by the bake sale are either donated to various charities, used to purchase something for the library, or for a group activity. In August 2018, the Jr. Friends also created a book club for members and named it Book Buds. A member created a logo. This club has sprouted into 3 different clubs for different age groups!
HOW TO JOIN
If you’d like to join the Junior Friends or Book Buds, please call the library at 508-763-8600, or email Ms. Lisa at email@example.com. If you are older than age 13, you can still request to join this group to receive notification of community service projects. Or, you can join the Teen Team.
Q. Why should I join? A: you can meet new friends, earn community service hours, have fun, get a t-shirt, and do good deeds that help others.
Q: How do I join? A: Just call the Library during open hours (508-763-8600) or send an email to Ms. Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How many meeting do I have to go to? A: You will need to attend at least 2 meetings a year (and help at 2 events) to receive a t-shirt. Otherwise, we are flexible.
Q: How will I know what is going on if I miss a meeting? A: Ms. Lisa does most of her communicating with the group through email. You will need to have an up-to-date email address that is monitored frequently to stay in touch with the Junior Friends.
Q:What do the Junior Friends actually do? A: The mission of the Junior Friends is to help Plumb Library, the Plumb Library Friends Group, and Rochester community organizations while also developing programs for younger children and the Jr. Friends Group!
Book Buds: Click HERE for more information.