Campfire Social

Friday July 6, 2018
2 to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
at FAU's Wimberly Library 3rd Floor East
$10 donation + one letter to a summer camper

Well, ok, there won’t be a campfire (it is a library, after all), but we will be celebrating summer camp and the fun that comes with it. We’re also teaming up with the Delray Beach Historical Society’s 2018 Summer Camp for Kids, which is focused on… yes, letter writing! Called “Snail Mail Revolution,” the camp has proven so popular that a second session had to be opened. Our participation? We need each of you who attends our Campfire Social to write a simple letter to those kids to welcome them to camp. They’re all between 9 and 13 years old and they’re all excited about letter writing and here’s our chance to foster that excitement. Later that evening, JCBA Director John Cutrone will deliver those letters to the camp at Delray Beach Historical Society’s Cason Cottage Museum, where he’ll be speaking about Real Mail Fridays and the thousands of letters we’ve sent out to the world through JCBA's monthly letter writing socials. John will be showing some artists’ books from the Jaffe Collection at that event, too, and all are welcome. Find more information on the Cason Cottage event below, at the end of this page.

At our Campfire Social, we’ll have yummy treats steeped in campfire traditions and we’ll also have good music, good company, note cards, papers and pens, art supplies, and postage stamps, too. (Rumor has it a new scratch & sniff commemorative stamp will be released by the US Postal Service in time for this social, so expect plenty of those!) All you need to bring is a festive spirit, your address book, and a $10 donation… and we’ll ask you, too, to write a quick little note to our young camper friends. Come when you can and leave when you must… we’ll be here writing letters and having fun from 2 to 6 PM, when the library closes.

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

The brand new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Continue to the traffic signal at the intersection of FAU Boulevard and University Drive (FAU Stadium will be on your right). Turn right onto University Drive. Turn left at the traffic signal at Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $2 per hour. You may also purchase one day parking permit for $5 online directly. Easy!

Start here:( Then click on “Visitor, Guest & Volunteer Parking / Permits” … you’ll find it with a yellow icon just below Student Permits and Faculty/Staff Permits. As far as the library goes, these permits are valid anywhere throughout our nearby parking areas (Library Lot, Parking Garage, and parallel parking on Volusia Street) but they are not valid at metered spaces.


Friday July 6, 2018
6:30 to 9 PM
at the Delray Beach Historical Society’s Cason Cottage Museum
5 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444

There is no cost to attend and you don’t need to register. It’s a potluck event, but you shouldn’t feel obligated to bring food. The Historical Society will be providing lots of stationery supplies so you can write letters there, too! John will probably arrive and present around 7 PM (depending on his departure time from JCBA’s Campfire Social).