Educational Institutions

Friends of the Everett Libraries

  • Everett, MA
  • www.noblenet.org/everett

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Everett Libraries is dedicated to the well-being of the Parlin and Shute Memorial Libraries and to the enrichment of the cultural life of the community through increased library services.

Main Programs

  1. Library Technology
  2. Children's Programs
  3. Youth Programs
  4. Volunteer recognition
  5. Museum Library Membership

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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

City of Everett, Everett, Massachusetts

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Mrs. Camille DiPerri

Keywords

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Library, Chess, After school, renovation, technology

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Also Known As

Friends of the Everett Libraries, Inc.

EIN

20-1824588

 Number

6001306397

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Single Organization Support (A11)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Municipalities, under financial stress, have fewer resources to fund quality of life services while libraries are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with public demand and technology.  This combination makes it imperative to go beyond city budgets in order to keep our libraries relevant to people of all ages and an asset to our communities. The Friends of the Everett Libraries lead the effort to raise awareness and financial support for the Shute and Parlin Memorial Libraries.  The organization not only raises funds but is a non-profit partner that seeks major donations and grants.   Its volunteers extend the work of the  library into the community – spreading the word about all that the library does and what it needs to remain a vital service.  
 
To be more specific, without the Friends, the Library would not have been able to meet the requirements of the Gates challenge grant that provided all new public access computers during a recession.  Without the Friends, there would be no summer programs for children – no visits from animal educators, no storytellers.   Without the Friends, fewer museum memberships would be possible.   Indeed, because of the Friends, the library is more exciting, more inspiring and more related to the needs of Everett’s residents.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Library Technology

Library Technology must be updated and expanded every year in order to keep up with demand and new developments in information delivery.  The Friends provides funds for new computers and peripherals to help the library maintain it's technological credibility.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$4,000.00

Program 2

Children's Programs

Programs that enhance the library experience for children and encourage reading and exploration.  These include visits from the Museum of Science,  Preschool Music programs, Puppetry, and Reading programs.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Male Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 3

Youth Programs

Programs to relate young people to the library and encourage reading and exploration.  Includes programs such as Summer Reading, job training for baby sitters, driving preparedness and computer skills programs.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 4

Volunteer recognition

Recognition of the many volunteers who contribute their time and talents to the library.  Some are Homework Center coaches while others shelve books, create displays, process DVDs or assist with library programs for children and youth.  A  luncheon and small tokens of appreciation express our thanks for the many tasks done by volunteers.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$600.00

Program 5

Museum Library Membership

Library Membership at museums in and around the city provide deep discounts for residents.   Memberships allow children and families to take advantage of these important cultural opportunities at a price they can afford.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$700.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

City of Everett, Everett, Massachusetts

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Friends of the Everett Libraries

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Camille DiPerri

BIO

Ms. DiPerri is a resident of Everett and has been involved in many community organizations in the city. She is a mother, a grandmother and a reader with a deep commitment to the Library.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Working with the Friends of the Everett Libraries is inspirational and energizing.   The members volunteer to make their community a better place in which to live and they choose the library as their way to enhance the quality of life for themselves, their families and their neighbors.  The Friends provide tremendous support to everyone who works at the library and a supportive voice to city officials.
The financial support that the Friends provide makes a great deal of difference to both the quantity and quality of the library’s programs and services.    Everett has an historic opportunity to renovate the 114 year old Shute Memorial Library with the help of a state grant.    The Friends provide the infrastructure for our fundraising efforts.  The goal is to raise sufficient private funds that the city will be willing and able to complete financial package required to take on this important project."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Camille DiPerri

No Affiliation

Term: July 2011 - June 2012

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