Friends of the Truckee Library: Community to the rescue!
December 8, 2009
Regular readers of this column know the library has not escaped the budget woes associated with our flailing economy. A major portion of our yearly budget is based upon an 1/8 of a cent sales tax levied in Nevada County. When spending goes down in the community, as it has steadily over the last two years of this protracted recession, our spending at the library is also curtailed. During these challenging budget times, community members and businesses have generously donated books and furnishings to the childrenandamp;#8217;s wing recently. For those of you who are even remotely acquainted with a middle schooler, you probably also know all about the annual magazine fundraiser that happens each fall. Girl Scout Troop 533 in Nevada City had a brilliant idea to help support all the libraries in Nevada County. They organized and executed a magazine subscription drive! Girl Scouts Jessica Dent, Jane Burton, Kellie Cooke and Deirdre Iams-McGuire collected more than $300 in donations to add magazine subscriptions to each branch. Truckee scored one-year renewals to The Atlantic, Money, Parents Magazine, Canoe andamp; Kayak, Climbing Magazine, Sail, Ski, ZooBooks, and People en Espanol, thanks to these industrious Girl Scouts. Eight-year-old Elizabeth Scott, recently featured in this column as author of andamp;#8220;Harry, the Invisible Bug,andamp;#8221; donated 49 titles of the very popular Rainbow Magic series. She even consulted the online catalog from home to determine exactly which ones the library needed to complete our collection. Scott was so smitten with this series, that she had her parents order the British versions of the books from Amazon UK before they were available here in the U.S. The Truckee Library is now the lucky recipient of full sets (seven titles in each set) in mint condition of Rainbow Magic Party Fairies, Sporty Fairies, Dance Fairies, Music Fairies, Fun Day Fairies, Petal Fairies and Magical Animal Fairies. Laura Bronstone of My Playground gymnastics studio and storyteller extraordinaire Mrs. Fix of Church of the Mountains Preschool took pity on our well-loved, but thoroughly tired and deflated bean bag chairs and bought us bright, shiny and buoyant ones to replace them. Thank you Girl Scout Troop 533, Elizabeth, Laura and Mrs. Fix for making our library more comfortable and complete!
Library hours Monday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.StorytimesTuesday Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. (2 to 3 year olds) Babes in Bookland Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (6 months to 2 years) Storytelling with Mrs. Fix on Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. (3 years and up)Pajama Time, First Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. (all ages)Bookshelfandamp;#8217;s Dry Camp Book Club at the LibraryMeets monthly at the Library. Participants at the book group meeting will receive a coupon for 15 percent off a one-time book purchase at the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks. Everyone is welcome. Now on display at the libraryPortraits by Truckee artist Raphael JollyAbove the Fireplace: Sand Harbor in oils by Linda Dandamp;#8217;Toole