Highlights of the April 2017 General Meeting


Forty-four (44) members were in attendance at the April general membership meeting. There are seventy-five (75) active members in the Friends and Volunteers’ organization.

Author’s Tea
The 9th Annual Author’s Tea will be held on May 4, 2017 at 2:00 at the Flanders. The cost will be $30.00 and High Tea will be served. Author, Jennifer Shirk, will be the speaker. One hundred (100) tickets will be sold and there will be open seating. Tickets will be sold in the atrium on Friday, April 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 and on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 to 12:00. Checks should be made out to the Friends and Volunteers of the OCFPL.

The Welcome to New Members Luncheon will be held following the April meeting. New members honored are: Phyllis Bonner, Gayle Davidson, Bert DeVries, Doris DiCorcia, Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes, Marilyn Heck, Yvonne Thies, Merry Wagner, Chris Wilson, Joan Wolf, and Kathleen Woodring.

Book Room/Book Sales
New shelves have been installed in the book room to store empty boxes.

A book sale will be held at the Block Party on May 6.

The first summer book sale will be on Friday, June 23, 2:00 – 8:00 and on Saturday, June 24, 9:00 – 2:00 in the Library atrium.

Book donations can be left on the study carrel or in the bins beneath that are located across from the rest rooms on the first floor of the library.

Special Projects
The theme of items used in serving tea from around the world has been prepared for the library display case to promote our Author’s High Tea.

Third Grade Reading Club
This year’s successful program will end on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 in the school library.


Patti Phillips has been nominated and has accepted the nomination for the newly created Member-At-Large position.

Library Events
The library staff recognized and appreciated the help our members provided during the OC CON community event. Our participation during the Edible Book Contest as participants and assistants was also recognized.


All committee chairpersons are asked to attend the June 7, 2017 Executive Board Meeting at 10:00 in Room N116.

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April 2016 Happenings!

Great things are happening during the month of April…

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Celebrate National Library Week! The Friends and Volunteers will have a table set up in the Library Atrium Tuesday, April 12 through Friday, April 15 from 9 to Noon. Stop in the library & by the table to show your support for our Award-Winning Ocean City Free Public Library!

F&V Meeting—10:00 AM—April 11

Our April 11 meeting will take place at 10:00 AM in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. All are welcome!

New Member Appreciation Luncheon—12 Noon

Registration Required

The Friends and Volunteers will host a luncheon to officially welcome our new members. We celebrate their gifts of time and talent.

Author HIGH Tea Ticket Sales!


Get your tickets for our Annual Author HIGH Tea—Thursday, May 5, 2:00 PM—featuring author, Patricia ChappineNew Jersey Women in World War II. 

Real-life Rosie the Riveters worked the lines in New Jerseys factories, such as those of General Motors Eastern Aircraft Division, while women on the vulnerable coast enforced blackout orders. Others sold war bonds, planted victory gardens and conserved materials for the war effort. Thousands more served as nurses and in branches of the armed forces like the Women’s Army Corps and the U.S. Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. African American women fought a double war: one against the nation’s enemies and another against discrimination. Historian Patricia Chappine explores the pivotal roles that New Jersey women played in World War II.
Read more at http://www.newjerseywomeninwwii.com/

Tickets can be purchased on Friday, April 15  from 6-8 PM and Saturday, April 16 from 9-11 AM in the Atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library. Cost per ticket is $30.00—Open Seating. Cash or check only. Make check payable to: FVOCFPL