Message from John Smyth
President of the Friends of the Charles Santore Library
Warmest greetings from the Friends of the Charles Santore Library! We’re excited to kick off a variety of programs and initiatives in support of the Library.
As the New Year approaches, we’re also eager to promote the Library’s four main initiatives.
We believe that a fresh focus on organization, special events, fundraising, and recruiting will ensure that this invaluable resource serving the Bella Vista, Queen Village, and surrounding communities remain open, accessible, and in service of its visitors.
- Volunteer Recruiting – We are currently seeking new members of our advising board, and positions are currently open for officers, communication committee members, fundraising, capital projects, and our evolving special events campaign. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mitchell Bach at email@example.com.
About The Free Library of Philadelphia Charles Santore Branch: The Charles Santore branch serves the South Philadelphia communities of Bella Vista, Queen Village, and Hawthorne with a variety of invaluable services. Located at the intersection of Carpenter and 7th streets, this beloved neighborhood branch is only a short walk from Philly’s famous Italian Market and South Street.
Meet the Friends: Friends of the Charles Santore Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that our community has access to everything that this beloved branch has to offer. From recruiting staff to organizing and executing excellent Library programming, the Friends are honored to advocate on behalf of the Charles Santore Library and partner with the community in support of everything that the Library has to offer.
Click on any of the links below to learn about upcoming library events and news, community initiatives, and more: