Friends of the
Yucca Valley Library

Special Events

Note from the President
Today's journey out of our beloved and familiar Moromgo Basin turned out to be a fruitful and fun exercise in networking.  The annual gathering of the Friends of the San Bernardino Libraries took place on November 2, 2022, in Hesperia.  I was rewarded both by some rain while making the one-and-a-half hour drive--and a rainbow.  The Hesperia Library is BIG, at least compared to Basin standards, with a bigger bookstore and, by Yucca Valley standards, a massive amount of storage space piled high with boxes of books, all labeled by genre.  And in the store itself, books are arranged by subject and alphabetized by author!  Each book has the date of acquisition and a price on it.  Now I know what Santa's helpers do the other 364 days a year.
But one idea that we can attempt in Yucca Valley is a drop box attached to the wall for cash payments for books (honor system, like we let people pay  by PayPal).  If  patrons' checks could also be placed in the drop box, patrons would basically never have to go to the front desk--especially helpful when Summer Reading Programs are running!
Much fun was had, everyone was so friendly,  and I won the raffle: a tablecloth emblazoned with the Friends of the San Bernardino Library on it.  We didn't have one!  And we scored a few more blue aprons, notebooks, a carryall, and water jug.
The program ended with a reptile show, of all things.

The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library received the Basin Wide Foundation's TOGETHER WE CAN AWARD in conjunction with other local Friends groups at the Foundation's annual awards dinner on October 20, 2022.  The Friends groups of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and 29 Palms participated in the Spell-a-thon, an event which raised $3,780 for local public libraries.

FUTURE 2022 EVENTS sponsored by the Friends of the Yucca Valley Library:

Saturday, November 5, 2022: COSMIC COMIC CLEARANCE SALE from 9am-2pm.   Thousands of comics, graphic novels, Manga, pops, posters, and miscellaneous comic stuff!  Come in costume for a FREE comic of your choice.  Dealers are welcome to bid on lots from 1:30pm-2:00pm.

Saturday,  December 17, 2022: You-Know-Who Comes to the Library!