For the third consecutive year, the Friends of the Aurora Public Library will be participating in the statewide philanthropic initiative called Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 beginning at midnight! This 24 HOURS TO GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE raised over $20 million for nearly 1,600 non-profit organizations last year. We had a very successful Colorado Gives Day in 2013 and hope that you will help us make 2014 even better. Please consider making a donation to the Friends (or your favorite non-profit that is participating) through a secure website sponsored by Community First Foundation and FirstBank. We can share in the $1 million Incentive Fund so the more donations we receive, the better! Beginning on November 1st, you can pre-schedule your donations so that they will occur on Colorado Gives Day which makes them eligible for the Incentive Fund. You can find our comprehensive Colorado Gives Day profile at https://www.coloradogives.org/FriendsAuroraLibrary/overview
Thank you for your membership and for your ongoing support of the Friends of the Aurora Public Library and our important mission to provide financial donations for the terrific programs and services of the Aurora Public Libraries!
The Friends of the Aurora Public Library is happy to announce the appointment of Leslie Pinson as the new store manager starting December 1, 2014. Although we are sad to see Jackie Pritts stepping down after 8 years as store manager we are excited to welcome Leslie into the realm of great volunteers and customers at the Friends Store. Please take a few minutes the next time you visit the store to say hello to Leslie.
Diane Swanson walked into the Friends of the Aurora Public Library’s Book Outlet and set down a bag of books on a donation cart by the doorway. She slung her book sack over her arm and began perusing a shelf full of thousands of fiction novels.
“I go after everything,” said Swanson, 63. “Today, I picked up ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Hidden Valleys from Colorado’ and some books for my husband. I do puzzles, so I got one of those, as well.”
Swanson has been finding hidden treasures at the Book Outlet at 2243 S. Peoria St. for a few years now. She said the prices and selection trump any thrift store, and she enjoys supporting the libraries in Aurora at a place that feels like home.
“I’m a book person, and even if I don’t buy anything, I come in here and I just feel peaceful,” Swanson said. “It’s my happy place.”