A Message from our President...
Friends and fellow supporters of the Buda Public Library:
In this last quarter of 2021, I am relieved that so many daily and leisure activities are showing some return to normalcy post COVID constraints, although the new normal may require health precautions for years to come.
It is this time of year that we celebrate library supporters with National Friends of Libraries Week. Kudos to you as a member of Friends of the Buda Library! As you know, the money we raise through memberships, donations, and book sales benefit and enhance the variety of programs and services provided by our library. Even though face-to-face events have been limited in the past 18 months, we continue to raise money for the library. This is a time of year that many membership renewals come due. I encourage you to renew your membership. The library keeps working for us, and we want to keep working for it.
In the past year, we have received many donations of used books. If you wish to donate used books, they can now be dropped off at the library. Additionally, our Friends group of ready volunteers can arrange to receive large donations at our book storage unit. Email us with such requests. All contact information, as well as updates regarding activities, memberships, and donations, are maintained on our website.
Many of you eagerly await our annual book sale that is historically held in December. Unfortunately, it was cancelled last year due to COVID restrictions. Restrictions have eased this year, but many of our members and volunteers, as well as potential customers, continue to avoid crowds and non-masked persons. Because we are uncertain about the unsteady COVID trends, our Friends of the Buda Library board has decided to postpone the annual sale until Spring 2022. At that time, we feel optimistic that we can operate the huge event with enough volunteers and customers necessary to make it successful. Planning had started for a 2021 sale, but too many critical details were having to remain “on hold” as we watched community trends related to COVID infections. The good news is that the sale is not cancelled, just postponed. We will provide additional updates on our website.
In the meantime, we are keeping the sales shelves in the library stocked with a variety of used books. Don’t forget to stop and shop there. There is always a great selection at very low prices. When our sales shelves are updated, we also post a picture on our website and Facebook so you can get a glimpse of the current offerings.
Thank you for being a Friend,
Joan Givens, President
Friends of the Buda Library