Help from Friends
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