President's Message

Dear Friends,

With the beginning of each new year we, as individuals, anticipate a brighter future. The Friends of Platt Library shares that optimism. Already new carpet has been installed throughout the library. Our membership has increased since November, bringing the total back up to 442. Exciting events have been slated for 2005.

Coming in 2005

Program Chairman Joan Vos has scheduled Shelley Berman to speak on “Comedy and Its Reflections in History” at our March 9 General Meeting. This is a not-to-miss opportunity. Mr. Berman doesn't usually play the library circuit. Then in May, celebrated author Ray Bradbury will keynote our next General Meeting.

Platt's 10th Birthday Celebration on April 16 will feature a renowned storyteller, a favorite magician, a gigantic Super Used Book Sale, and much more (read the update in Friends News).

For this summer—on Saturday, June 18—Fundraising VP Mary Ann Ostrom is arranging a special membership excursion to the Central Library downtown (more info in Friends News).

Please mark your calendar and reserve the dates for these informative and entertaining programs.


Again, many thanks go to Shel Schuster, Elaine Corman, and Harriet Strauss for their combined effort in mounting another successful book sale in November. (Don't miss our next Super Used Book Sale on January 28 and 29.)

Ethel Margolin, once again, raised significant funds for the library by chairing the Entertainment Book sales.

The 5th Annual Children's Holiday Boutique was a huge success, earning $220 for Platt Library. We appreciate all the hard work and dedication Mary Ann Ostrom and her committee put into creating the varied gift items and assisting young shoppers during the boutique.

A Productive Encounter

Millie Berger, Membership VP, and I met with our counterparts from the Encino-Tarzana Branch Library. We shared ideas, projects, and procedures. Because of FOPL's many active, involved, and dedicated volunteers, we are in a position to offer our Branch much in the way of assistance and are a role model for other branches.

Our New Year's resolution is a continued commitment to further enhance Platt Branch Library through contributions, volunteer hours, and programs for the good of the community.

Frona DeCovnick, President

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