READING IS GOOD FOR YOU...! Exercises your brain Improves your focus You gain valuable knowledge Improves communication and writing skills Allows you to learn ways to succeed in relationships Improves your memory Improves mental health Reduces stress
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... the man who never reads lives only one." -- R.R. Martin
December 2022 Edition of the Newsflash
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” Hamilton Wright Mable
Bookshops are homes of diversity... where books for all ages, races, cultures and beliefs are gathered together waiting to be friended. In a world that often feels divided by our differences, a bookstore can offer a haven of unity. And unity is felt most during December, the month of giving.
A wonderful and unique place to get hooked on gift-giving this holiday season is at Books Around the Corner, where bargains are our business. Whether the gift is for yourself or for others, you will love our December special...
Everything in the store--all books, media, and puzzles will be half off ! (excludes Friends book bags)
Our bookshop offers unique purchases which, long after the holiday rush, offer comfort all year long. So, get ready to curl up with a warm beverage under a fluffy blanket and catch up on well-deserved “me” time.
The Friends of the Library Board, the Bookstore managers, and our volunteer staff at Books Around the Corner wish you Health and Joy. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays!
Bookstore Holiday Hours: Christmas Observance: Closed all day on December 24th, 25th, and 26th. For New Year’s: Regular hours are observed on NY’s Eve, Saturday the 31st, but the Bookstore closes all day January 1st and 2nd.
“One kind word can warm three winter months.” Japanese proverb
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’” Lewis Carroll
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles William Eliot COVID concerns continue in our community despite decreasing numbers of deaths and hospitalizations. Whereas we respect Maricopa County’s decision to drop the mask mandate, because of the bookstore’s small space, we strongly encourage volunteers and members of the public to wear a mask when in the bookstore.
Friends of Sun City Libraries, Inc. Sun City Library at the Bell Recreation Center Home of Books Around the Corner 16828 N. 99th Avenue Sun City, AZ 85351 Regular Bookstore hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM Bookstore Direct Line: 602-651-2014 www.suncitylibraryfriends.org
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WELCOME - GLEN BROWN !
Glen is the newly appointed Branch Manager for both the Sun City and Fairway branch libraries.
He has been with MCLD for four years, most recently as the supervisor for the Sun City and Fairway Branches. Prior to that he was a librarian at the Litchfield Park Branch and before that with the California State Library. In his earlier career, he was a manager with Pacific Auction Company and also worked as an archival processor at Marquette University, where he was able to work with the Tolkien manuscript collection. He earned his degrees from the ASU Barrett Honors College, Marquette University and Simmons College.
He has many hobbies, including blacksmithing, cosplay, camping, and Dungeon and Dragons. His favorite genres to read are fantasy and Science Fiction and he is always willing to chat about either!
WELCOME - KATELYN MORRISON!
Katelyn is the newly appointed Supervisor for the Fairway Library branch.
She is a reader, baseball enthusiast, and cyclist. She feels like she has lived all over the place, but it really has only been the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest...until now! She has held interesting library positions that range from a Circulation Supervisor to an Assistant Collections Manager of a small history museum to an Early Childhood Librarian. She loves supporting and coaching staff and ensuring every reader finds their book.
Her favorite genres are Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Mystery, YA, MG, Graphic Novels, and Pop Non-Fiction. She loves working in libraries because her days can be filled with a variety of activities like Mo Willems, 3-D printing, and helping customers connect with their families.
She is excited to work with the Friends and other volunteers, and is looking forward to future successful projects.
Friend's Finance Fantastic 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!
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 9:30AM to 3:30PM, 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 with the Sun City Friends of the Library... at the Bookstore or on the Board of Directors. Call the Bookstore at 602-651-2014 for more information.