Saturday, February 23, 2019     Volume: 19, Issue: 51

Santa Maria Sun / Letter To The Editor

The following article was posted on July 11th, 2018, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 19, Issue 19 [ Submit a Story ]
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Library Shop does good work

By Sheryn Pratt, Santa Maria

Congratulations to the Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library for 10 years of dedicated service to the people of the Santa Maria Valley through their operation of the Library Shop at the Santa Maria Public Library. I especially thank the 40 volunteers and shop manager, Nancy Marriott, who staff the shop and work to keep it stocked with books and other materials.

With the generous financial help of the Hutton Foundation, Weingart Foundation, and the Friends' many members, the Library Shop was created to be a unique retail business staffed by volunteers and headed by a part-time manager. For 10 years, the shop has more than fulfilled expectations to be a place of welcome to library patrons and visitors while at the same time raising funds for library programs and services. Over the years it continued to adhere to its mission of furthering an interest in reading and library materials, focusing attention on library services and programs, attracting visitors to the library, and encouraging the community to support the library's financial and other needs. 

Congratulations to all who made the Shop a success! You have shown both the face and heart of volunteerism uniting and benefiting our community. 

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