Neighbors Helping Neighbors is partnering with the Friends of the City Library to get books out to people who may be at high-risk, low-income, or for other reasons, do not have access to reading materials right now. No questions are asked. Each person can request two fiction or two non-fiction books and a volunteer will drop them off at their doorstep.
I’m hoping that we can fine-tune this process. Right now, the selection is pretty small. But once the library staff allow volunteers back into the building, I’m hoping that we can take more specific requests. Meanwhile, I’m just glad that we can get something out to readers and that Neighbors Helping Neighbors has stepped up to the plate to help make this happen.
To access the request form, go to: NhelpingN.com. Click on “Delivery” at the top, then fill out the form on that page. Finally, click the black button at the bottom of the form.
Unfortunately the Spring Used Book Sale (that would have been held beginning on April 22nd), could not take place due to the quarantine. We greatly miss being able to see our patrons and talk about all of their exciting book purchases, and the ways those purchases help The City Library.
Our used book sales are our biggest fundraisers, typically bringing in $25K or more during the four-day sale. All of that money goes to help fund programming and services in The City Library system that we love so dearly. How much do you typically spend at the Spring Used Book Sale? $25? $50? More? (If you’re like me, it’s a lot more!) Whatever the amount, please consider making a donation to The Friends of The City Library.
Even during this unprecedented time, The City Library is there for Salt Lake City with a large collection of digital services. Your donation to the Friends of the City Library will help fund services like these.