READING IS GOOD FOR YOU...! Reading improves your vocabulary and your knowledge of the world. It can open minds to different ideas which may challenge our own and cause us to view things in a different light.
Reading also improves written comprehension skills.
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... the man who never reads lives only one." -- R.R. Martin
**NOTICE: The Libraries, and Books Around the Corner, will be closed on Friday, October 27th, 2023 for Library training.
SEPTEMBER 2023 NEWSFLASH
½ OFF ALL BIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS! _______________________
Are you curious about other people and want to know their stories? Then stop in soon and browse through our impressive collection of biographies -- books about the lives of Presidents, celebrities, historical figures, entertainers, famous authors, poets, and so much more!
We also have a fantastic selection of inspiring memoirs. Different from biographies, memoirs are written in first-person and delve more personally into another person’s life. Reading one invites you to intimately walk in the author’s shoes. Written in a wide variety of styles, memoirs may be poignant, funny, easy-breezy, or dramatic.
But don’t stop there! Mix it up and leave with an armful of treasures…our shelves are stocked with quality, nearly-used books across all genres, plus music CD’s, movie DVD’s, puzzles, and more. Come and see for yourself that BOOKS AROUND THE CORNER is a cozy multimedia abode!
Our dedicated and helpful volunteers await your visit. PLEASE NOTE: wearing a mask is now a personal choice in the Bookstore
Your book donations are gratefully welcomed in sellable condition. Please no books with damage, mildew, missing, torn, or marked pages. Also, no textbooks, encyclopedias, or VHS tapes. We appreciate you checking in with a volunteer worker at the desk with your donations.
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2023 OFFICER ELECTIONS
At the Friends Board of Directors meeting on February 9th 2023, the following officers were elected for the next year (pictured left to right):
Sue Blechl - President
Jennie O'Leary - Vice President
Joyce Voss - Secretary
Jessica Potter Slider - Treasurer
Cathy has been a valuable and dedicated officer, serving 6-years as our Vice President. She is always thinking about how we can make things better. While we will miss having her as Vice President, we will continue to utilize her many talents while she serves as our Bookstore Operations Manager.
We are thrilled that our Friends colleague will continue to be an integral asset to our operations!
Check out what's NEW for YOU!
Next time you visit the Sun City Bell Branch Library, check out current announcements and Friends information now posted inside the lobby.
If there is some information you would like to see posted on this board, that would be beneficial to our Library community, please feel free to leave a note in the Bookstore for Irene, Ruth or Joyce with your suggestion. You can also use the contact form on the 'Contact Us' tab at the top of this page.
Welcome the new Librarian at the Fairway Library; she began her employment on June 12th...
Her name is Brittany, but she also goes by Britt. She has a nine year old dog named Charles whom she absolutely adores. She is originally from Connecticut, but has been living in Arizona for the past two years. During that time, she has discovered that she really misses the trees.
She has a Bachelors degree in History and a Masters degree in Library Science as well as a Certificate of Archives. While in CT she spent some time volunteering at a museum and was able to archive a dinosaur bone which was an incredible experience!
In her spare time, she is most likely taking care of all her houseplants, listening to music (she's a huge fan of The 1975 and Talking Heads), or reading horror books. Stephen King is one of her favorites but her absolute favorite has and always will be Frankenstein.
GLEN BROWN - Library Manager Sun City (Bell) Library & Fairway Branch Library
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!
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.