Friends

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Friends of the Georgetown Public Library (FGPL) are a registered 501 (c) (3) organization separate from the Georgetown Public Library. The Friends advocate for the Library and raise funds for programming, book acquisitions, and general support. The Friends hold a yearly meeting in May to elect officers and board members.

Current officers 2020 – 2021

  • Denise Leyh, President
  • Tina Sonzogni, Vice President
  • Sharon Pitcher, Secretary-Minutes
  • Erin Kesselring, Secretary-Gala
  • Julie Beebe, Secretary-Membership
  • Karen Field Rogers, Treasurer
  • Ivan Neal, Board Member
  • Mary Haller, Board Member
  • Peggy Claussen, Board Member
  • open position, Board Member

Fundraiser Events:



The yearly membership year for FGPL runs from May 1 to April 30 of the following year. Membership forms are available at the library or online.

Types of memberships include:

Student: $5 for one year, $20 for 5 years
Individual: $10 for one year, $40 for 5 years, or $100 for a life membership
Family: $15 for one year, $50 for 5 years, or $150 for a life membership
Benefactor: $25 for one year, $75 for 5 years, or $200 for a life membership

The next Friends of the GPL Meeting will be held on March 17, 2021 at 4:45 p.m. 
The Friends of the GPL Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 7-8 p.m.

The following 2021 event dates are conditional and based on our communities response to Covid-19

  • The Brick Club is $125 for an honor or memorial brick to be placed on the library walkway. Forms are available at the library or fill out this PDF Form. Download, fill out, print and mail/drop off with payment.
  • Delaware Gives is a year-round online fundraising and event registration platform powered by Spur Impact Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Delaware, as part of its Delaware Gives initiative. Nonprofits are encouraged to use the Delaware Gives platform throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for organizational specific events and fundraisers. Anyone can donate to their favorite participating nonprofits via DEGives.org.
  • Book sales are held twice a year: Friends of the GPL Book Sale, Spring and Fall Dates: March 24-27, 2021 and October 13-16, 2021.  On Wednesday evening the book sale is open to current Friends members only from 5-8 pm. Open to the public on Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Friday 10 am – 5 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm
  • The Annual Georgetown Library 5k Race/Walk is tentatively to be held Friday, June 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned for more information.
  • The Fall Friends Gala is a ticketed event on Saturday in November 6, 2021 with a limited number of tickets that will be sold.