The Friends of the
Paul Sawyier Public Library

Photos from Friends'  Events

2003 - 2006   |   2007 - 2010   |   2011 - 2015
2016 - 2017 
   |   2018 - 2019

(click here for pop-up notes on the photos)

2017 November 18 - Outstanding Friends Chapter Award


2017 October GIANT  Booksale
(photos courtesy of Pat Thomas)


Lena Columbia & Cloyd Stratton checking-in buyers
on the Friends Members-only day

Patient Friends lining-up for the Members-only day
Manoj Shankar working
in the Lilian Lindsey Bookstore during the sale

Bookstore co-chair, Mary Lynn Collins,
sets the "freebie" table

Patrons peruse the paths for their perfect publications!
Cashiers Mary Hamilton (left) and Kathy Bryan (middle),
with former Friends' Board member, Carol Baughman (right),
who can't decide whether
'tis nobler to cashier or purchase!
Aye, there's the rub!

Thanks, very much, to all
the patrons, members, and volunteers,
for your ongoing support!
Bookstore co-chair, Carol Stratton,
carting another load of patrons' donations


October 9, 2017 - Getting down to business at the Friends' Annual Meeting isn't all work!
                                Enjoying a pot luck lunch and sharing a few laughs turn it into play!
(photos courtesy of Pat Thomas)


July 26, 2017 - Our very own Mary Lynn Collins was named 'Volunteer of the Week'
                         by the State-Journal! Click here to view the article!

July 18, 2017 - PSPL Circulation Managers
Amber Dickens (l) (Amber is also a Friends' Board Member) and Amy Mitchell (r)
                         were highlighted in the State-Journal for their great work
                         collecting 'Food for Fines'! Click here to view the article!

June 23, 2017 - PSPL Expansion Construction Tour
                          (photos courtesy of Pat Thomas)

Lining up for the tour!
Lining up for the tour

Tour guide, Nick Cline (BEX Construction Superintendent), and lots of ladders!
Tour guide and lots of ladders

Next door neighbor! (Bush Bldg)
Next door neighbor! (Bush Bldg)

Stairway to reading heaven!
Stairway to reading heaven

"When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls.
What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story.
And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own."
- - John Berger
John Berger quote

A room with a view!
A room with a view!

June 20, 2017 - Booksale

Friends'  Volunteers, George Fowler (l) and Dudley Ellis (r),
Ready to 'Check-out' Bargain Book Buyers

Patrons Scouring the Tables
for Bargains by the Book, Bag, and Box

(photos courtesy of Pat Thomas)
Book Bargain Hunter, Carolyn Keltner,
Shares a Moment with

June 6, 2017

Crossbeams, joists, stairwells, concrete, and vapor barriers
for the ongoing expansion
(photo courtesy of Pat Thomas)

May 28, 2017

Congratulations to
Abigail Quammen
who won the
Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen pageant!

(photo courtesy of the Miss Kentucky Pageant)

As part of her literacy platform,
Abigail organized a book drive at her school, Lexington Catholic,
and donated all the items she collected (several boxes worth!)
to the Friends'  Lilian Lindsey Bookstore!

Click here for more information about Abigail and the pageant

May 20, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Friends' Scholarship Winners!

Click here to read about them
in the State-Journal!

March 5, 2017

Framework for the ongoing expansion
(photo courtesy of Pat Thomas)

February 16, 2017

         Friends'  Director at Large, Cloyd Stratton, and Secretary, Arba Kenner,
         prepare for
Legislative Library Day at the Capitol,
         both wearing the stand-out yellow color!

              Click here for other photos from the event on the Friends of Kentucky Libraries' Facebook page

(photo courtesy Mary Lynn Collins)

November 11, 2016 - Volunteer luncheon

Bookstore co-manager,
Mary Lynn Collins,
expressing her thanks for work performed throughout the year
to the assembled volunteers.

     Decorative flowers in book vases!
Our volunteers are "all stars"!

Bookstore co-manager,
Judy Stratton,
expressing her thanks for work performed throughout the year
to the assembled volunteers.

Enjoying the meal and good Friends!
Library Director, Donna Gibson,
expressing her thanks for work performed throughout the year
to the assembled volunteers.

Digging-in to the catered buffet!

2016 - Library expansion

Plans for the future shown through the PSPL's main lobby display case.

The expansion will be in front (toward the viewer) of the protected area.
Men and machines building for the library's future.

Future perfect! (photo from the lobby display case)

Keep rolling along? (maybe not!)

November 10, 2016

Celebrating the 10th birthday of the 'new' PSPL (actually on Nov 6)
during the Downtown Candlelight Tradition.
Guests were treated to the dulce dulcimer and vibrant violin music
of noted locals Don and Sylvia Coffey,
as well as to some sweet treats and door prizes,
and networking with good Friends!
Friend's  Director at Large, Cloyd Stratton,
reads the name
of a lucky $10 gift certificate winner
(drawing was every 15 minutes;
winners who weren't present will be contacted)

These tasty "bookies" were a safe bet for guests!
(thanks B's Bakery!)

2016  October Friends'  sponsored Legislative Meet & Greet
(photos courtesy of Mary Lynn Collins)

Mayor Bill May 
speaking with unknown constituent
City Commissioner Bob Roach
speaking with Sally Lanham
City Commissioner Tommy Haynes
speaking with
Friends'  co-Director-at-Large Russell Wright

Kathy Bryan,
Friends'  co-Director-at-Large Lyda Phillips,
and Richard Taylor
City Commissioner Tommy Haynes
speaking with
Friends'  co-Director-at-Large Diana Peters


2016  October GIANT  Booksale

So many books . . . so little time!!!

The Friends  at the August 5, 2016 Friday Night Concert
(photos courtesy of Jill Starzman and Patricia Thomas)

The Friends' booth


Inaugural Friends'  
Scholarship Winner,
Natalie Snyder (right)
Friends' President
Janet Meyer

Click here to read about Natalie
in the State-Journal!

Information about the Friends' scholarship

This page was last revised on March 09, 2019