During the quarter ending September 30th the Friends provided $4,301 to the Library for the purchase of books and other materials. We also made our annual gift of $1,500 to the Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival. The Friends are one of the sponsors of the festival. Funds for these gifts come from book store and internet sales and from the proceeds from our regular book sales; from membership dues above the basic level; and from donations, including memorial donations. Thanks to all of our supporters for making these gifts possible.
We had another successful Annual Meeting on May 20. Officers were elected and Library Director, Vanessa Christman, updated us on the “State of the Library”.
Stephanie Hillman presented the Community Service Award to Scott Brown and Eureka Books. When asked how they would like the $2,000 gift to the library spent, Scott said they would like it to be used to purchase graphic novels.
Pamela Foster gave a fascinating presentation about her life growing up in Humboldt County. And, yes, she made Big Foot come alive for us!
FRL's Serendipity Book Store has achieved $500,000 in sales! The Friends of the Redwood Libraries wish to thank our wonderful customers, members, volunteers, our generous community and the library for supporting the bookstore. Serendipity Book Store is located on the second floor of the Eureka branch library at 1313 Third St., Eureka, and is open during library hours, closing 30 minutes before the library closes.
Serendipity was founded in October, 1999, by the Friends under the guidance of treasured volunteer Frances Rapin and is staffed with a dedicated team of volunteers. New titles are added frequently, so stock is never predictable and always interesting. Check our Serendipity page for more information on hours and our donation policies.
The Friends' mission is to support the Humboldt County Library system. Money generated by store sales supports book purchases, the biennial Authors Festival, and enrichment programs for children in the community. Please consider a volunteer position with the Friends of the Redwood Libraries!