Friends of Libraries Week is set to take place Sunday through Oct. 25 |

Friends of Libraries Week is set to take place Sunday through Oct. 25

VAIL — The Vail Public Library will spend the week of Oct. 19-25 celebrating the Friends of Vail Public Library group as part of the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends of Vail Public Library were established in 2009 and have raised more than $60,000 for the library, to date. More than 275 community members contribute annually to the group and nearly a dozen of these contributors actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts including the annual book sale held on July 4 each year.

“The library has always played such an important role in my life and in my family’s life,” said group board member Judy Turtletaub. “I truly enjoy being able to give something back, and being an active member of this group is fun!”

Other board members of the organization are Sandy Collier, Nancy Berg, Gail Weinnig, Jeanne Ross and Mike Mathias.

Celebration activities include special reduced prices in the Friends’ Book Sale Nook, which will continue throughout the month until Thanksgiving. The Friends’ annual membership appeal will be sent out in the mail this week, as well. Take advantage of this opportunity to support this group of library advocates. Chocolate will also be available to all patrons at the library’s service desk throughout the week.


“Our library would be much poorer without the Friends,” said town librarian Lori A. Barnes. “The funds they raise definitely put the icing on the cake. I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends.”

Contact the library at 970-479-2194 to learn more about the week’s activities and to find out how to become a member of the Friends of Vail Public Library.

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