We’re #Stillhere with Virtual Events
In response to the COVID-19 virus and public health concerns,
Vail Public Library is suspending all in person gatherings
(meetings, classes, programs, story times)
Thank you for your understanding.
October 20, 2019
National Friend of The Library Week
If you love libraries and aren’t part of your local library’s Friends group, you may want to consider joining. Friends of Library groups can be found in nearly every community and on many campuses across the country. These groups, made up of volunteers, raise money and increase public awareness about their library. Money raised by these groups support such important library services as summer reading programs for children, author events, special collections, and new technologies. Some Friends work with their local libraries to get involved in politics, lobbying for advocacy efforts such as increasing the library’s budget, building new facilities, or even legislation that affects libraries.
Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 14th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 20-26, 2019. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.
Sessions are currently led by Thomas Guthrie, with visiting guests from time to time. Chairs and seating cushions are available. Remember sessions are FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE.