Attention High School Graduating Seniors
If you live in the 91916 zip code area or between Riverside Dr. and the freeway, you are eligible to apply for the Friends of the Descanso Library annual $1,000 Educational Scholarship to be used at a community college or university of your choice.
Applications and information may be picked up at the Descanso County Library beginning April 5, 2016 and completed materials are to be returned to the library on or before May 10, 2016. This is our opportunity to help you on your way toward higher education. we are privileged to be able to award this scholarship and we hope you will take the opportunity apply.
See our scholarship page for more details.
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Review our January Board Meeting Minutes.
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Please note change in price on our two Descanso History books - Now a bargain at $5.00 each. Buy them in the bookstore.
Dates to Save:
Senior Luncheon Provided by Mountain Health every Third Wednesday at noon. $3 for ages 60 and up
$6 for ages under 60.
Call Descanso Library (445-5279) to sign up by the previous Tuesday (events).
Backcountry Veterans' Group @ 6:00 on first Thursday, – Open to all Veterans, Military personnel and Gold Star Mothers
Friends Book Sale
Every Wed and Sat from 10 am to 1 pm
Use the Link to the main library catalog at the top of each page to request library materials.
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One of our first projects was to raise funds to assist with the construction of our new library building in 1997. So far this year, we have completed the following activities.
The Library Garden in Spring
We raise funds to purchase items the library needs.
Friends' volunteers man our book store, which provides a steady income.
We hold an annual yard sale to provide extra funds.
We sponsor fundraising events, such as our Hulburd Grove Tour.
Individual members donate money in the form of annual membership fees, scholarship donations, and general donations in our Leavs of Knowledge Tree Project.
Members also donate time and materials.
Please support our Activities.
Join the Friends.
Donate money to one of our programs.
Purchase books at our book store.
Donate your time as a volunteer.
Attend the monthly board meeting.
We volunteer for library activities
Individuals lead and assist with children's programs.
We provide library support.
We lead and assist with adult programs and crafts.
We donate our time and energy for many tasks.
Volunteers provides landscaping and maintenance of our library garden.
Volunteers collect, sort and organize our book store donations.
Volunteeers collect, sort, price for our annual yard sale. The book store donates items for the sale.
Our history committee collects and records Descanso and library history. This year the committe wrote and published the Hulburd Grove magazine.
Members lead tours and provide hours of behind-the-scene preparations.
Our scholarship committee advertises the annual Mollie Jean Featheringill scholarship for local seniors. It spends many hours reading essays, interviewing applicants and selecting recipients. This year, we provided $1,000 scholarships to two deserving high school seniors.
We provide funds for special programs:
So far this year, we have purchased:
Braille children's books. (There was a need, we met it.)
A sign language program. (Another need, we met it.)
Several classroom sets of "reading club" books that teachers can check out.
Replacement controls for our Teen room Wii and new games
bottled water, snacks, food and paper goods for library activities
Art and craft supplies
$400 for the summer reading program
Plants and materials for our library garden.
One of our members generously donated the new TV you see in the Teen room. The TV has wi-fi capability and we plan to offer connection to the school district's website and online movies for our teens.
We recently received a grant to help update our garden irrigation and make other needed improvements.
What do we do? A lot!
But we want to do much more, with your help.