Help from Friends

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Opinion -

The Palm­dale City Li­brary gets by with a lit­tle help from its Friends. Es­tab­lished in 1977, the Friends of the Palm­dale City Li­brary group has given nearly $200,000 over the years to fund Sum­mer Read­ing, youth pro­grams, adult pro­grams, spe­cial events, movie li­cense, equip­ment, books and more. In ad­di­tion, the Friends con­tinue to pro­mote en­thu­si­asm for the li­brary.

Oc­to­ber 2019 marks the 13th an­nual Na­tional Friends of Li­braries Week, and it’s the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for the Friends to toot their own horn and share what they do to make a dif­fer­ence. Even the City of Palm­dale is on board. The Palm­dale City Mayor, Steven D. Hof­bauer, has pro­claimed Oc­to­ber 20-26, 2019 as “Na­tional Friends of Li­braries Week” and en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to join the Friends of the Palm­dale City Li­brary as they work to make a great li­brary even bet­ter.

In cel­e­bra­tion, there is a draw­ing and writ­ing con­test go­ing on at the li­brary. En­tries are due by 8 p.m on Oct. 22. Win­ners will be an­nounced on Oct. 26, dur­ing the Fab-BOOlous Book Sale.

The Friends are al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers and vol­un­teers. It’s easy to join, just stop by the li­brary or visit https:// friends of palm dale li­brary. org/ and click “Join Us.” Be sure to down­load the mem­ber­ship brochure or use the Sign Me Up! form.

Join­ing the Friends is a ter­rific way to make new friends, give back to your com­mu­nity and make your li­brary even bet­ter.

Tina Vic­tory Pres­i­dent Friends of the Palm­dale City Li­brary Palm­dale

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