Friends of Green Valley Library Board

President
Gerry Peterson

Vice President
Nancy Puckett

Treasurer
Carol Lee Bates-Smith

Secretary
Kathy Mattox

Barbara Hunt, Newsletter

Kären Webster, Bookstore

Arthur Dixon, Marketing and Website

Rosanna Gabaldon, Sahuarita Library Liaison

Jo Ann Wilson, Scholarships

Pam Duchaine, Publicity

Janet Smith








Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen, promote, and champion the Green Valley and Sahuarita libraries and in so doing enrich the quality of life for everyone in our community. To achieve this mission we foster lifelong learning, encourage volunteerism, and raise funds that support programs, provide supplemental materials, and contribute to library improvements.

What We Do

The Friends help make possible a variety of programs at the Green Valley and Sahuarita Libraries. These include--

Supplemental funding for large print books, talking books, databases and other media

Children and youth programs in both libraries

    • Summer reading programs
    • Storytimes for various ages
    • Create Club
    • Legos club
    • Yarn Addicts (knitting and crocheting) Amado Youth Center support, and
    • book giveaways

Programs for Adults
    • Two Green Valley Book Clubs: mystery and literature, open to all, featuring books by renowned international and local writers. All selected books are available in the Library.
    • Omnivorous Readers book club at Sahuarita
    • Focus on Art series: discussions led by Tucson Museum of Art docents, Opera Talks, Symphony programs and Arizona Humanities Council presentations.
    • Poets’ Corner: a monthly gathering of folks interested in poetry

Occasional trips to book-related events, such as the Tucson Festival of Books

Scholarships for graduate students at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science who are employees of the Pima County Public Library System

Bookstores

In order to raise funds and recycle books, we operate two used bookstores, one in the Green Valley Library, one in Green Valley Village. We also sell books worldwide on the Internet. Your donations of used books provide us with our inventory.

Click on the Bookstores page for more information.

About Us

The Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library is a 501(c)(3) corporation, so any money you contribute will be tax deductible.

History and Archive

The Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library has an archive of its history.  Compiled by Archivist Tom Wilsted, the archive itself is housed in the Joyner-Green Valley Library. You can see an inventory of the archive at this link.  A brief historical timeline is available here.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to the public and are held every 2nd Monday of each month in the Conference Room in the Green Valley Library. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. The Annual Meeting of the Board will be held on the third Thursday of January in the large meeting room in the Green Valley Library.

The Annual Meeting is usually at 1:00 pm.

Contact the Friends at gvlibraryfriends@gmail.com


The Green Valley Library general phone: 594-5295

The Sahuarita Library phone number: 594-5490









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P. O. Box 43, Green Valley AZ 85622-0043
gvlibraryfriends@gmail.com

Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. P. O. Box 43, Green Valley, AZ 85622-0043


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