The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library are Recruiting Volunteers
What do we want? A new breed of volunteer!
When do we want it? Saturday, September 23rd, at 10AM!
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.
THOUSANDS OF DVDs for SALE SATURDAY, October 28, 9AM-1PM
DVDs are only $1 each but . . . if you become a member of the FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, you get the added bonus of FREE DVDs:
SENIOR MEMBERSHIP = 10 FREE DVD
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP = 15 FREE DVDs
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP = 25 FREE DVD
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP = 100 FREE DVDs
YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR MEMBERSHIP AT THE SALE!
Already a member of the Friends = 5 FREE DVDs
Memberships also include 10 FREE books during the year.
SMALL ELECTRONICS SEPTEMBER: RECYCLE WITH FRIENDS
Throughout the month of September, the Friends will accept the following items for recycling:
Video Games & Consoles, especially vintage, by Nintendo, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, Sega, TurboGrafx, all handheld consoles; games: cartridge- and disc-based.
- CDs, DVDs, Vinyl, cassettes
- Vintage Boomboxes, radio cassette players
- Cell Phones: flip, touch screen, regular
- Laptops: all brands—but no PCs, monitors
- MP3 players: Sony, Apple Ipod, Microsoft Zune, others
- Tablets: Apple Ipads, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy, Lenovo, Wacom, others
- All Portable cassette, CD, DVD players
- Kodak Slide Projectors
- GPS: handheld, car mount, range finders, GPS watches
- Texas Instruments Graphing Calculators
- Film & Digital Cameras & Camcorders (CCD, VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Sony, JVC, Hitachi
- All BOSE products
- All SONOS products
- All portable Bluetooth speaker
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!