Friends of the Libraries make difference
October 21-28, 2018 is the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, and it’s the perfect opportunity for staff to thank the Friends for all they do to make a difference for us every single day.
The Friends of Yuma County Libraries, Inc. supports the Main, Heritage, Somerton, San Luis, Roll, and Dateland libraries. The Friends of the Foothills Library provides support for our Foothills Library, and the Friends of the Wellton Library provides support for our Wellton Library.
The Friends groups are non-profit organizations composed of volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to support library services. They encourage the use of libraries, promote literacy, and they serve as vocal library advocates. They also raise money that enables our libraries to move from great to extraordinary!
The work of the Friends highlights the fact that our libraries are the cornerstone of our communities. Libraries provide opportunities for everyone to engage in the joy of lifelong learning, and to connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to the present.
Joining the Friends of the Library is a terrific way to make new friends, and give back to our community, by making our libraries even better. The Friends set an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement, and the betterment of our community. It’s easy to join, stop by the Friend’s store, or email them at email@example.com.
We respect and appreciate these remarkable volunteers!
SUSAN M. EVANS Director, Yuma County Library District