RECYCLE YOUR SMALL ELECTRONICS
If Santa brought you new electronics, what are you going to do with your old ones? Don’t put them in the back of a drawer or closet: DONATE YOUR SMALL ELECTRONICS TO THE FRIENDS OF THE YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY. (Yes, we can give you a tax receipt!) We will sell them, and all proceeds go to programs like the Summer Reading Program for children.
We love video games and consoles (even vintage ones) like Nintendo, Play Station, Xbox, Sega, and TurboGrafx; all tablets; and laptops (but no PCs or monitors). Speaking of vintage: we’ll take vintage boom boxes, laser-disks and players, and VHS (or DVD) players.
We can also take laser discs, cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes.
Sorry, no TVs—take them to the new Burrtec facility at 58925 SUNNYSLOPE DRIVE in Yucca Valley (near La Contenta Middle
LOSE WEIGHT FAST IN THE NEW YEAR!
Struggling under the excess weight of too many books? Shed those pounds by packing up those books and donating them to the Friends of the Yucca Valley Library. This is the only fast weight-reduction plan that works. You’ll only GAIN more space on your bookshelf! The proceeds from the sale of the books allow us to bring more entertainers/educational programs to children in the summer!
RENEW YOUR FRIENDS-OF-THE-LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
When you receive your membership renewal notice, please renew your membership. You get 10 more FREE books from the Friends Bookstore and fund more library purchases. For example, the Friends have just pledged $3,600 to buy more DVDs for the library. So you see how your membership benefits both the library and your community!
The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library recruiting volunteers
The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library invite you to an informal (that means we serve donuts) meeting in the library’s Program Room to learn about helping the Friends, the fundraising nonprofit that supports library programs, projects, and purchases.
Ever want to be a writer? The Friends need someone to write and publish our newsletter online. Film buff? We need short videos to add to our Facebook page. Fancy yourself an artist? Design flyers for us! Addicted to social media? So are the Friends! People person? You’re in charge of membership recruitment.
Nonprofits like the Friends cannot survive without volunteers who are active members of the Technological Age. Take one example: the Treasurer must deposit checks online, keep the monthly budget reports on an Excel spreadsheet, file state and federal documents online, and track deposits made on PayPal.
While we do need a few able-bodied volunteers to transport heavy boxes of books to other facilities like the Medical Center, Continuing Care facilities, the Senior Center, etc., we predominantly need volunteers with these skills:
Overall, NOT AFRAID OF TECHNOLOGY!
See if these words align with your idea of a skill set that you might have or be willing to learn: Internet, Facebook, Nextdoor, Instagram, eblast, Constant Contact, database, Website, spread sheet, Excel, Word, videos.
College and high school students (14 or older) are encouraged to pump up their CVs by volunteering.
Invest some time in future readers.
DON'T FORGET THRIFTY THURSDAY FOR SENIORS
This buy-one-get-one free initiative for seniors has been very successful in getting books into the hands of readers of a certain age (and you know what that age is if the words "Sputnik" or "cassette" mean anything to you! The library's move from our previous location near the Senior Center has put seniors at a disadvantage, so we thought a little incentive to come to the new location might help! And it has!
IT'S EASY TO PAY FOR BOOKS
When purchasing items at our book sales or from our book sale room (the vault of the previous tenant, a bank), we use the "honor system," so you can add up your purchases and pay with cash, check, PayPal or card. To pay with PayPal or a card, just go to www.yuccavalleyfol.org on your phone, hit the DONATE button, type in the information, and the items are yours. All profits come to this library!