Many have asked, “How can I help?” We are always looking for volunteers to help with our committees!
The Friends of the Library-Maricopa (FOTL) make a difference in our community by financially supporting the Library and its programs, Without the continued support of our local Maricopa businesses and our dedicated volunteers we would not be able to accomplish our goals.
Members are especially important to the success of the FOTL. We are extremely grateful and fortunate to have members that are willing to volunteer their talents and time to plan and implement our fund-raising events.
Collectively we work hundreds of hours in preparation for a book sale, which is not just a one-day event. It requires months of planning, book collecting and sorting, advertising, recruiting and scheduling volunteers, transporting and setting up books by categories, selling, taking down, transporting and re-sorting the remaining books for the next sale.
Read below to learn more about each FOTL committee and then email the committee chair to volunteer. We’re eager to see which opportunities you are interested in!
This committee helps with sorting donated books and with our semi-annual (spring and fall) book sales. Book donations are dropped off at the library. These donations are picked up and taken to the farmhouse where they are sorted. Sorted books are for sale at various locations around the city, at our semi-annual book sales, and through our virtual book sales and mystery boxes. Email our Book Sorting Chairperson.
This is a social event for members, as well as a recruiting tool for new members. Coffee with Friends meets every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 PM, in the Redwood Room at the Library. Hosts ensure that refreshments are out and available. Email our Coffee with Friends Chairperson.
This committee works to communicate information to the membership and the public, via social media sites. They also update our website and provide FOTL information to local outlets such as inMaricopa, the Maricopa Monitor, the City, and the Library. This ensures a uniform message about FOTL. This committee works closely with the Newsletter Committee. Email our Communication Chairperson.
This committee tracks FOTL membership, sends reminders of annual renewals, and fields questions from our new members. This committee also seeks opportunities to recruit new members. Email our Membership Chairperson.
The purpose of the Newsletter Committee is to report on, and promote, the activities of the FOTL members, and to publish a monthly newsletter. The members write articles, format, proofread, edit, and arrange for the printing and distribution of the newsletter. In addition, they collaborate with the Webmaster to provide a digital copy for use on the website and an electronic copy for e-mailing to the membership. (See Communications Committee.) Email our Newsletter Chairperson.