Alpharetta volunteers, over the past 4 years, have donated more than 5000 hours per year!
Alpharetta Library Volunteers Recognized For Service. In 2014, Ben Statham served 1,216 hours while Gerrie Fornek completed 1,120 hours with the Friends of Alpharetta Library, respectively. Read the article in the Alpharetta-Milton Patch.
FOTAL has again adopted Alpharetta Elementary and have given the school another $10,000 to use for writing programs, expanding their library, and whatever else they would like to do to improve the school.
Friends of the Alpharetta Library make $10K donation to Alpharetta Elementary, Volunteer organization 'adopts' neighboring school to help fund reading, writing programs. Article by Candy Waylock, Feb 14, 2012. Read more.
As of October 2011, FOTAL has adopted Alpharetta Elementary. We are giving them $10,000 to use for whatever they need. Principal Maroney had requested $2000 for a writing program to improve the writing skills of his students.
Alpharetta Library Reading Program a Hit with Parents and Children, article on the Lapsit program published January 19 2011 in the Alpharetta-Milton Patch.
Alpharetta Library Volunteers Honored in April, 2009
Alpharetta Library Volunteers Honored. Alpharetta Branch Library volunteer Ben Statham has been named the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Volunteer of the Year for the ninth straight year. Some people say they ought to get a new category for the tireless Statham, or he should get a life. Seriously though, Statham, a charter member of the Friends of the Alpharetta Library, has been an incredible asset to the library for almost a decade. Library Board of Trustees member Stephanie Moody said there are hundreds of volunteers who make an invaluable contribution to the library system, but she did note that Statham is volunteer's volunteer.Alpharetta and Roswell Revue News, 2008, May 15. Read the article and view photos here.
Alpharetta Library: You've got to have friends, article in the Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News, January 30, 2008. The Alpharetta Library is like The Little Engine That Could. It keeps on huffing and puffing to meet the needs of nearly 65,000 residents in Milton and Alpharetta, but the small 10,000-square-foot branch could not do it alone. No, the library has to have friends. And fortunately, friends are what North Fulton's smallest branch does have. As in, Friends of the Library, a national organization with a chapter in every North Fulton library. Read the full story and view picture here.
Library's gift one for the birds. The Alpharetta Library recently received a gift "for the birds" from Alpharetta resident Val Areias which will bring a bit more natural beauty to the library grounds. He built and installed two bluebird houses for the library. Areias has three more ready to install. Already the birds are eating seeds in "Ben's Bistro" and living in "George's Condo," named after members of the Friends of the Alpharetta Library volunteers, Ben Statham and George Gamble. Read the full story and view picture here.
Ben Statham, President of the Friends of the Alpharetta Library, was the recipent, May 15, 2006, of the Daily Point of Light Award for his volunteer work.
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