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A Very Special Thank You to Two of Our Most Dedicated Volunteers
At our scheduled March Volunteer Appreciation banquet, we were going to honor two very special volunteers for their many hours of dedicated service to the Friends. As you know, the banquet had to be canceled because of COVID-19. Since we are not going to be able to hold another volunteer get-together any time soon, the Friends Board created a special recognition event for Mary Anne McDonald and Sue Painter.
This was the schedule of events: Saturday, September 12 President Sue Blechl delivered flowers and a card to Sue and Mary Ann at their homes. Sunday, September 13 A group of Board members visited each of Sue's and Mary Ann’s home to deliver a “singing telegram," wine, and chocolates. Monday, September 14 A car parade of Board members and other volunteers went by each of the two homes honking and waving congratulations and thanks. Yard art of "thank you" were pre placed.
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.
Notice: The next Friends of the Sun City Library Board meeting is TBD at the Sun City Library in the Bell Recreation Center (16828 N.99th Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85351). All are welcome.
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.