It's so easy to help the Friends of the Descanso Library carry out our mission. Just print out the membership form, mark the items for which you will participate and mail it all in with your check. All previous memberships expired on September 30.
What do the Friends do for the library?
- We raise funds to purchase materials in addition to those funded by the county library system.
- We pay for for special programs and events.
- We volunteer for library activities.
Look at the bottom of this page to see what we have been doing so far this year.
Find our Bylaws under the Membership category.
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Our dear friend, Molly Jean Featheringill was laid to rest at the Ellis Ranch Cemetery. It is located in Descanso and overlooks the valley she loved and called her home for many years.
See her obituary here.
Our Hulburd Grove magazine gives all the details of this local historical site. Cost is $15.00 at the book room (Open Wednesday and Saturday mornings.)
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 Third Thursday, March 19 – Open to all Veterans and Military personnel
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.
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