Our mission: Enhance the community through support for Sun City libraries
An Encouraging Letter From Our President
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dearest Friends, I don't think I'm the only person who feels hopeful and energized this month! With the vaccine rollout and spring temperatures, we are looking forward to perhaps a few more months of pandemic inconvenience.
We probably haven't finished our list of books "To Be Read," and we probably still have closets not straightened, but there is still time. We are cleaning house and crossing things off the Friends' list of things to do too! We are purging old paper records, and reviewing our Board responsibilities to make sure we have adequate training, backup and succession plans. And we want to improve our communications with you!
Help us by answering our Friend to Friend question this month! We want to hear from you! If you have an idea for a question, share it with Tom. Our volunteers are a major resource, and we want to make the most of the experiences and expertise's you bring to our organization.
How You Can Keep Up With the Latest Library Information!
Sign up to receive the latest information on the Friends of the Sun City Libraries, Inc. Bookstore. Send your request to Irene at email@example.com. Emails will begin once the bookstore has reopened.
See more information below, in a recent edition of the Sun City Independent.
Sun City Library Offers Walk Up Pickup Service
During stay-at-home conditions, Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) has come up with new ways to meet the communities’ changing needs.
After launching livestreaming programs for all ages, increasing access to its collection of streaming and digital services, and introducing one-on-one phone sessions for homework help, there is still a desire from the community to regain access to the library’s nearly 720,000 items in the library’s physical collection, MCLD stated in an April 22 news release.
MCLD also offers Walk-up, pickup at the Sun City Library from 8AM to 10AM Mon-Fri, and from 5PM to 7PM Tuesday evenings. Cardholders can reserve and pick up books, movies and more, all while practicing social distancing.
“Libraries are about access,” Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman, District 4, stated. “The Maricopa County Library District is dedicated to finding the best ways to give our community the access they need and want. The first step was to go virtual, but we knew many people needed another way. We are thrilled to launch another service that allows for us to be there for our community. No matter what is going on in the world, the library is always here.”
Information above taken from the MCLD Web Site.
In order to keep our volunteers and customers as safe as possible and away from crowds, the Friends of the Sun City Library, Inc. Board of Directors has decided to close our Books Around the Corner Bookstore (located in the Sun City Library at Bell Recreation Center) indefinitely.
We will keep you posted the minute we feel it is responsible to open the bookstore again. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Friend's Finance Fantastic New Book Drop at Sun City Library!
It's took more than a year of planning, but the Sun City Library now has a convenient two way book drop, located just to the North of the building. You are most welcome!
Lots of Fun at the Sun City Library Ten Year Anniversary Celebration!
Book Buddy Program Volunteers take books, puzzles, DVDs & CDs to those who are not able to go to the Library. Please call 602-651-2014 if you, or someone you know, is interested in getting library materials delivered to your home, free of charge. CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE BOOK BUDDY BROCHURE
Library Support Dedicated volunteers assist library staff with book shelving,organizing, and more. Friends of the Sun City Libraries, Inc. also provides funding for library supplies, equipment, speakers, programs and much more.
Speakers Bureau The Sun City branches of the Maricopa County Library District and the Friends of the Sun City Libraries work together to provide presentations on the library's resources and services available in our area. For more information or to book a program, CLICK HERE
Books Around the Corner Bookstore This hidden gem of a bookstore contains thousands of gently used hard cover and paperback books, DVDS, CDS, audio books and more, all at bargain prices! Open 10AM to 4PM, Monday through Saturday. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BOOKSTORE
The Libraries We Support
Sun City Library - Bell Branch (also home to the Friend's "Books Around the Corner Bookstore") Bell Recreation Center 16828 N. 99th Ave. (SW Corner of Bell & 99th.) Sun City, AZ 85351
602-652-3000 (Library) 602-651-2014 (Bookstore)
Sun City Library - Fairway Branch Fairway Recreation Center 10600 W. Peoria Ave. Room 144 (NE Corner of Peoria and 107th) Sun City, AZ 85351
What You Can Do
Donate your gently used hard cover and paperback books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, puzzles, and audio books to the Books Around the Corner Bookstore.
Stop and shop at our Bookstore! Enjoy our clean, organized atmosphere, our unbeatable prices, and friendly volunteers.
Volunteer to be a Book Buddy. Or tell us about someone in need of Book Buddy services. Call the Bookstore at 602-651-2014 for more information.
Volunteer for other positions with Friends of the Sun City Libraries, Call the Bookstore at 602-651-2014 for more information.