NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS... The start of a new year serves as an opportunity for many to set new goals and commit to better habits. Here are some ideas for book lovers...
GIVE YOURSELF GOALS AROUND READING MAKE MORE TIME FOR READING START A BOOK CLUB EMBRACE THOSE CLASSICS! SHARE BOOKS WITH FRIENDS MAKE LISTS, OR KEEP A BOOK DIARY
"There is no friend as loyal as a book." -- Ernest Hemmingway
**NOTICE: Books Around the Corner, will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 19th.
JANUARY 2024 NEWSFLASH
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2024 from Books Around the Corner where you always find bargain prices on Books, Puzzles, movie DVD’s, music CD’s, and MORE.
Our “lightly used” inventory CHANGES DAILY. SHOP REGULARLY forClose-Out and Special Sale items. Prices start at just 25 cents!
Start the New Year with a Bookstore Resolution!
Visit our bookshop where every purchase supports your local libraries. Our dedicated, friendly, and helpful volunteers await your visit!
“Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.” -- Jonathan Lockwood Huie ___________________________
CLOSURES: The Bookstore and libraries will be closed on New Year’s Day and on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
DONATIONS: We welcome your book and media donations. Please check in with a volunteer worker. Books with damage, mildew, missing, torn, or marked pages are not accepted. Also, no textbooks, encyclopedias or VHS tapes.
PLEASE NOTE: Wearing a mask is now a personal choice in the Bookstore.
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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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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 (Jennie has resigned, and a new VP will be named for 2024)
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.
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.