Founded in 2000, Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries (FSL) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the SaddleBrooke Library System.
FSL’s mission is to:
- Provide funds for the three SaddleBrooke Libraries
- Maintain a fee-based membership of persons interested in books and libraries
- Sponsor enrichment opportunities for the community
Solicit tax-exempt gifts of money, materials and in-kind donations
Our members support this mission by volunteering, attending fundraising events,
encouraging friends to join FSL, donating library materials, and promoting increases in membership levels.
Volunteers from both HOA1 and HOA2 manage FSL. Operating separately from the library system, FSL works closely with Library Management to ensure all three libraries receive needed funding. Since its inception, FSL has provided grants to the libraries. Typically these grants total more than $20,000 per year.
More than 50% of SaddleBrooke households are registered to use the library system and nearly 15% of SaddleBrooke households are members of FSL.
2019-20 FSL Board and Committee Members
President: Laura Pauli
Vice-President: Barry Swartzberg
Secretary: Esther Moen
Co-treasurer: Ann Coziahr
Community Education/Author Luncheon Co-chairs: Glenda Anderson & Karen Pachis
Lecture Series Co-chairs: Laura Benson & Bernice Christian
Events (Fundraising) Chair: Judi Brauns
Public Relations Chair: Rolly Prager
Membership: Sharon Triester
Members at Large: Nancy McCluskey-Moore &Leslie Nagy
Director, SaddleBrooke Libraries: Janet Fabio
The three mountains symbolize our three libraries.
The open book symbolizes that all three libraries are open to all SaddleBrooke residents at no charge, with only registration as a library user required. The outer circle represents all SaddleBrooke residents, while the inner circle symbolizes the circle of friends that supports SaddleBrooke Libraries.