Joan Muyskens Pursley
If you’ve visited the library recently, you will have noticed that we have additional shelving. This was made possible by a gift from Friends of the Library and our Homeowners Association. The current collection has been rearranged to facilitate browsing. Now the library board is planning to build popular sections. Thus, we are asking you, our patrons, to let us know what sections you would like to see expanded. Kindly fill out the following list, clip it, and turn it in to our library volunteers—or stop in the library and fill out a printed version there.
Please check the genres that are of interest to you. Feel free to add notes at the end regarding special interests not covered and/or favorite authors.
__ Historical (Period: _____________)
__ Other (____________________)
__ Arts and Crafts
__ History (period/event: ____________)
__ War (which: ___________________)
We will be adding a Classics/Noteworthy Authors category to our fiction shelves. Books in it will be both recent issues and older publications by authors of note, such as Mark Twain, Ernest Hemmingway, Colson Whitehead, and James Michener. If there are books you would like to see included in this section, please list them on the survey form.
A note here regarding book donations: Please check our website RobsonLibrary.org for books we accept and places you can go to sell or donate books that are not appropriate for our collections. For instance, we do not take textbooks or books on museums/fine art. We also do not keep duplicates unless they were purchased for a Friends of the Library book discussion. When duplicates are donated, they are sold or donated to groups listed on the website. Funds from book sales pay for general library expenses.
If you are new to Robson Ranch and have not visited our library, please do so, and ask the volunteer for a free library card. In addition to books, we have puzzles, movies on DVD, music CDs, new computers and a printer for use by residents, online newspapers, and donated magazines. There are generally a few jigsaw puzzles on the tables for anyone who wants to assist in putting them together. It is a great space where you can sit and read or bring your own computer and use the library’s Internet service.
Lastly, residents interested in volunteering in the library should stop in for the Volunteers form. Complete it and give it back to the volunteer at the desk. Doris Koenig will then contact you regarding duties and training. Most needed are people willing to work evenings and weekends or as substitutes. A few men to work evenings would be especially appreciated. Volunteers commit to a two-hour shift per week. Substitutes fill in when regular volunteers are unable to work their timeslot.