The Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library
Family Weekend and Arts Around the Lake
Family Weekend 2015 is from October 2-4, with various events, lectures, and activities for UR families. Registration for Family Weekend is now closed but you can still participate!
UR ARTS AROUND THE LAKE is Sunday, October 4th from 11 am-5 pm. Arts Around the Lake is located on Lakeview Ln. and Richmond Way. This year's 36th annual event boasts the work and craft of 75 local artists, as well as food to enjoy, and of course the scenery. The Friends will also have a table so please stop by and say hello! Admission is free.
Proceeds from Arts Around the Lake benefit the Westhampton College Alumnae Richmond Club Scholarship Fund.
Time for renewal...
It's time for the 2014-2015 renewal cycle for the Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library! Last year was exciting and full of new and innovative programming for our members. We'd like to continue that in our upcoming years, but we need your membership to help us support those initiatives. We want you to be able to continue to use the resources offered through the Library and we certainly want to have you join us for our programs which are offered throughout the year.
Your gifts do make a difference! Your gift to the Friends helps us to fulfill our mission of promoting and supporting the Library. Our sponsorship of lectures and other events, purchase of much needed items not included in the Libraries’ University budget, and recognition of staff and student workers - are all funded through our Friends’ gifts and dues. This year, we awarded, as we have done previously, the Student Employee Recognition Award to Max Payeur. This award recognized his contribution to the work of the library with a check for $500 and his name added to the award wall in the library. We have sponsored a reception for the International Film Series. We held the annual Peple Lecture featuring historian and author, Mary Miley Theobald.
We need YOU. You can:
- Ask a friend to be a Friend. If each Friend recruited one member, we could double our membership! This would be a wonderful gift that can be used continuously throughout the year.
- Upgrade your membership to a new level. Your membership is an important source of revenue. Allow about 7-10 business days to process. Provided is a preprinted envelope, please feel free to return your membership to:
Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173-0002
Friends Membership choices are the following:
- Individual $35
- Family $50
- Supporting $100
- Life $1000
Because our process is a little a different this year, memberships will take 7-10 days to process. If you have any questions, please contact Bianca Spurlock at 804-289-8454. The Friends accept cash or check for payment. Please make out checks to the University of Richmond.
Stop by the library anytime! Thank you for being a Friend!
ORNAMENTS FOR SALE
Ornaments are still on sale at Boatwright Library. The commemorative ornaments come in two editions, the Boatwright Tower and Cannon Memorial Chapel. Ornaments are $10 each and can be purchased at the Main Service Desk at Boatwright Library or by calling Bianca Spurlock at 804-289-8454. Payment will be accepted by cash or checks made out to University of Richmond.
ABOUT THE FRIENDS
The Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library was founded in 1971 by alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters of the University of Richmond. The Friends acknowledge the central importance of the Library to the intellectual and cultural life of the University of Richmond and strive to increase public awareness of the wide array of resources and services available through the Library, to expand success to these programs, and to encourage generous giving in support of our excellent Library. Gifts to the Library help us to support one of the finest undergraduate libraries in the nation and a major resource for the state.
We welcome donations to the Library in the form of cash or as bequests and other testamentary plans.
If you have any questions or need additional information about the Friends of the Boatwright Memorial Library, please contact us at:
Friends of the Boatwright Memorial Library
University of Richmond, VA 23173