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Friends of the Library

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 2019 - 2020

  • Denise Leyh, President
  • Karen Field Rogers, Vice President
  • Mary Haller, Secretary
  • Tina Sonzogni, Secretary
  • Rosemary Dawicki, Treasurer   
  • Debby Eckrich, Board Member
  • Stacy Lawson, Board Member
  • Ivan Neal, Board Member
  • Erin Kesselring, Board Member
  • Sharon Pitcher, Board Member 


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

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

Annual Meeting:

The Friends of the GPL Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, May TBD, 2020 from 7-8 p.m.

Various fundraisers are held throughout the year: 

    • 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 click here for the form to fill out and mail.

    •   Book sales are held twice a year: Friends of the GPL Book Sale, Spring and Fall Dates: October 9-12, 2019 and March, 2020. On Wednesday evening the book sale is open to current Friends members only. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the book sale will be open to everyone during library hours. 

    • Donations to the book sale can be made by bringing items to the Friends of the Georgetown Library room until August 15, 2019 for the Fall Sale.  

    • Books will be accepted after April 4 thru August 15 for the next book sale.

    • The Annual 5k Race/Walk is held in June. The 16th Annual 5k race/walk, Date: June 12, 2020.  Runners and walkers pay an entry fee. Pre-register for the race by June 10 the fee is $TBD. Day of the Race registration is $TBD. The race fee is $TBD for children 12 years old and younger. Business sponsorships are also available for the race.  Register online at the Seashore Striders website https://www.seashorestriders.com/race-scheduleClick Here for application 

    • The Fall Friends Gala is a ticketed event on Saturday, November 2, 2019 with a limited number of tickets that will be sold.
    • Follow Friends of the Georgetown Library on Facebook   @FriendsofGeorgetownDelawarePublicLibrary