September 2018 E-Newsletter
Upcoming Events:
September 1 Bag Sale
  10:30am-4:30pm ~FOL Bookstore
  As a FOL member, you get exclusive
access for the first hour.

September 11 Adult Literacy Volunteer Orientation
  6:00-8:00pm ~Library Assembly Room
  Call 909.798.7565 ext. 4138 for details.
September 14-16 Semi-Annual Book Sale
  Library Assembly Room
  Friday 10:15am-4:15pm*
  Saturday 10:15am-4:15pm
  Sunday 2:00-4:00pm

*FOL Members only on Friday from 10:15-11:15 AM get a $1.00 discount on each book!

Prices start at $3.00 and drop by $1.00 each day.

Message from the Adult Literacy Program

This month, Adult Literacy will celebrate the publication of Our Stories, A Collection of Writings.The anthology, which caps our Year of the Writer, includes essays, poems, reflections, and other works written by 28 learners and 3 tutors.  

As we celebrate our authors, we wish to express our deepest gratitude to:

  • Friends of AK Smiley Public Library for its incredible support

  • Edison International for grant funding in support of the initiative

  • The Escobar-Dison Family for its support of tutor training

  • Learners who worked so diligently throughout the year

  • Tutors who supported their learners through the writing process

  • All who volunteered their time and talent to organize events and enable publication of Our Stories.

                 Teamwork on display during a writing workshop in May.

Thank you to our local schools!
The Friends want to recognize the Redlands schools that participated in our spring book drive this year: Mariposa Elementary, Montessori, Moore Middle School, Smiley Elementary, and Valley Preparatory. The children's books generously donated by the students and their families were sold in the Friends Bookstore located on the lower level of the library and at our special sales. Proceeds are used to buy new books for the library and fund library programming such as the Children's Summer Reading Program.

If your school or organization is interested in hosting a book drive, please email: 
A special delivery of donated books from Valley Prep gets a thumbs up
from Don McCue, Library Director.
Volunteers needed to help with Silent Auction
Are you a fan of the Friends' weekly Silent Auction and have a few hours to give? If so, there are a variety of ways you can support the Auction Team, including the following:

-Help with moving donated books from the library entrance to the basement and sorting them.

-Assist with the selection of the approximately 50 items that are auctioned weekly. Put your book & author knowledge to good use!

-Prep the books to be sold; includes gentle cleaning, erasing marks, mending dust jackets.

-Make phone calls to winning bidders.

-Enter sales data into the Auction’s Excel spreadsheet. 

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please call Louise at (909)792-9141.

The Friends are grateful for our many Bookstore and Auction volunteers.

We welcome new volunteers Jim Rice and Yuen Rowlan. Thank you for your enthusiam and hard work!
Welcome to the new members of the Friends of the Library Board, Carol Betancourt and Louise Schumann.

With much gratitude, we thank outgoing members Kristen Burnham, Chris Mitchell, Ellen Schollenberger, and Radha Shah for their service to the Board. 

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Redlands, CA  92373

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