While getting those gifts for family and friends, remember your purchases can make an even bigger impact by shopping through our AmazonSmile link.
Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0356813 and Amazon donates to Friends Of The Atascocita Library!
Wishing you all the best during this holiday season!
Just in time for school! Stop by the Annual FOAL Book Sale on August 19 during the library regular hours (10am-5pm) and stock up. FOAL Members attend the preview night, Friday, August 18 from 5-7pm, and you can get the pick of the selections!
You are invited to the Friends of the Atascocita Library Annual Meeting, on Tuesday, May 9, at 4:00PM in the children’s area of the Atascocita Library. There will be a very short business meeting to elect officers and present the 2017-2018 budget for next year. The program will celebrate the dedicated FOAL volunteers, including those participating in corporate volunteer involvement grant programs.
Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.
SLATE OF OFFICERS 2017-2018
President – Becky Berry
Vice President – Virginia Rigby
Treasurer – Donna Ebeling
Recording Secretary – Donna Prosser
Corresponding Secretary – LuAnn Schmidt
Best Buy Atascocita: Deante Knighten, Employee Experience Team Co-Captain; Sierra Baumbach, Employee Experience Team; Claudia Washington, Community Events Coordinator & Employee Experience Team Captain; & Jessica Espino, Employee Experience Team; Dawn Mehan, Atascocita Branch Children’s Librarian; Becky Berry, President, Friends of the Atascocita Library.
“Robotics and Coding” at the Atascocita Library was chosen from a select group of national certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and tax exempt public charities that help teens improve technology skills and inspire future education and career choices. The Friends of the Atascocita Library received a $7,500 Grant for the Lego Robotics Programs which encourages young children and tweens to learn, experiment, collaborate and play with technology so that they will become excited about learning and developing skills and experiences to help them succeed academically for future careers. (Technologies include: computing, digital photography, filmmaking and videography, graphic design, audio production, robotics, game development and programming, including app development).
The grant is awarded to organizations with a demonstrated track record for building skill proficiency in technology through out-of-school time programs.
Over the years, FOAL volunteers who work for companies that fund grants for hours volunteered have done so for the library. Recently, Allstate Agent Timothy Bates volunteered his time at the library in order to fulfill application requirements for A Helping Hands in the Community grant. This grant not only requires the Agent to volunteer time, but is limited in number and rewarded after review. We appreciate Allstate Foundation’s support of FOAL as we continue our mission to benefit the library and the community.
Other companies in the area, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Best Buy, support their employees or retirees volunteerism by providing grants. Check with your Human Resources department to see if they do the same.