Our mission: Enhance the community through support for Sun City libraries
Notice: The next Friends of the Sun City Library Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:30 AM at the Sun City Library in the Bell Recreation Center (16828 N.99th Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85351). All are welcome.
Congratulations to our 2018 Volunteer Recognition Recipients!
Ada Weiner, Volunteer of the Year
Sara Kuykendall, Volunteer of the Year
Camilla Kuberka, Outgoing Board Director
Karl Watgen, recipient of Special Volunteer Extraordinaire Certificate
The Friends Welcomes new Fairway Supervisor Jackson Hadley!
Jackson previously worked as Youth Services librarian at the Litchfield Park Branch of the Maricopa County Library District. Before his work in Arizona, he was the Childrenʼs Librarian in Provo, Utah. Having completed his Master ʼs degree, he was ready for a new challenge. That brought him to Arizona. Jacksonʼs new job as Library Supervisor means that he is the number two person to Brianna King, Library Manager. He is based at Fairway, where he manages Fairway staff and programs. Jackson states “the staff” is what he likes best about his job. Baseball, reading, writing, and movies are Jacksonʼs other interests. His reading focuses on childrenʼ s literature. He and his stay-at-home wife have two little girls. The daughters, and admittedly their father, have a special interest in super heroes.
Watch for Jackson's new "Music After Hours" and "After Hours Lectures" every month at Fairway Library!
The first Music After Hours event, in October 2018, featured the beautiful music of the SoSco Duo. Attendees were delighted with music and anecdotes from many of our favorite musicals.
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.