(From the March 2022 Circle of Friends Newsletter)

Greetings, Friends!

The Friends of the Library were very happy to re-open our bookstore in November of last year after being closed for nearly two years. Our volunteers and customers were excited to see us back in business. Unfortunately, as I write this in mid-January, we have again closed temporarily in response to the surging Omicron variant of Covid-19. I hope that by the time you read this we will have reopened. And when we do, I urge you to stop by and shop. As always, we are staffed entirely by volunteers, and all money raised goes to support our library. We will continue to offer “gently used” books at a bargain price, including a great selection of children’s books for all ages and reading levels.

We will not be holding a large weekend book sale this April, but we will continue to have “Pop-Up” sales from time to time. Notices of upcoming sales will be posted on the Friends of the Library web site (www.friendsofcvlibrary.org). If you “like” us on Facebook (“Friends of the Castro Valley Library”) you will receive regular notices about sales and other events.

The library continues to offer excellent, informative programs for both adults and children, in person and on-line. Your support of the Friends helps make all this possible. Please, take a moment to renew your membership in the Friends of the Castro Valley Library for 2022 if you have not yet done so! A form is attached to this newsletter that you can mail with your check or drop off at the bookstore. If you prefer to pay by credit card, you can do so on-line at https://friends-of-the-castro-valley-library.Square.site/. Select the level of membership that is appropriate for you and enter the requested information. You can also make a donation to the Friends on this site. Help us continue to support the great programs offered by our amazing library staff.

Speaking of great programs, the Friends are again supporting Castro Valley READS. Participants will read two books this year: Earth Keeper by Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday and Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy by Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano. You can find more information about these books and the many interesting events offered as part of CVREADS on Page 2 of the March 2022 Circle of Friends newsletter.

Kay Wetherwax, President

Friends of the Castro Valley Library