The Aliens Book Sale netted over $400 thanks to the tin-foil hat gang who eagerly purchased books about aliens (otherwise known as “science fiction") on Saturday, April 22. The decor was out-of-this-world, with a one-of-a-kind alien throne loaned to us by a local B&B and a hand-carved alien figure loaned by ArtFX. The Silent Auction basket included tin foil (of course) for headcovering to prevent anyone from accessing brain waves and a certificate worth a sound bath at the famed Integratron. Also, there were alien-themed coloring books for the kids. And we think there was a sighting of a space cowboy, too.
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!
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Friends of the Library go all out fundraising for the Summer Reading Program. When you purchase a book or DVD or sign up for a Friends membership, we channel all that money back into the Yucca Valley Library, especially to fund the Summer Reading Program. We provide all the prizes and the entertainers, to the tune of $8,000 or more! But we love sponsoring entertainment for the SRP. How many other chances would kids get to pat a 12-foot python?
NEW FORMAT FOR AUGUST 12th BOOKSALE
On August 12th, the 9AM to 10AM will be reserved for Members of the Friends to get the best choice of sale items, so for quick entry, show your membership card—and also get a free book (you can record the number of free books—one for each visit—on the back of your membership card). Don’t have a membership? Sign up at the sale before 10AM! Seniors can get a membership for only $10, individual memberships are $15, and families are $25. Each membership comes with 10 free books—one for each visit to the library, and this offer can start immediately. Remember, book sales and memberships are our primary source of funding used to support library projects, purchases, and programs! (Can’t find your card? We have a membership list!)
DONATIONS OF ITEMS TO THE FRIENDS
When most people think of donating items to the library, books, and maybe DVDs, come to mind, but plans are underway to expand our repertoire! In the past, we have received over 600 custom t-shirts by a local artist, and who can forget the 3,000 comic books that were gifted to us! But we may expand to VHS tapes and electronics, among other items, so keep a lookout for notices on Nextdoor, local Facebook pages, and our website: yuccavalleyfol.org.
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!