Ocean County Library hosted its annual Friends Forum Oct. 17 in Mancini Hall. About 50 Friends and branch managers attended.
The forum was organized by Sharon Osborn, Rita Oakes, Heather Andolsen and Nancy Dowd.
“People said it was the best Friend’s forum yet,” said Sharon.
Both agreed it was a moving experience.
“The morning was filled with practical knowledge that the Friends could take home and use to make their groups more visible,” said Rita.
Topics included discussions about marketing the library, ways the library’s public relations department could help the Friends groups with advertising their events, and how to write press releases.
“I’d like to thank you and everyone at the Friends Exchange on Saturday,” wrote Laura Giannota, president for the Barnegat Friends group. “It was great getting together and hearing about so many great programs around the County! Thanks all for the hard work in putting this together! ”
Special thanks to Harry Applegate, Mike LaRocca, Karen Jakubczak and Brian Marshall for their technical and tactical support. And thanks to Bill Ringer and Michael Smith for creating the PowerPoint Presentation, and to Chris Barnes for his help on that.
Photos of the event can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/22036136@N07/sets/72157622618271670/