| Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox accepted a donation of $45,000 from the Friends of the Chula Vista Library at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 8, and also presented the library with a proclamation celebrating National Library Week for the week of April 13-19. The monetary gift will be used to purchase new books for the library according to Library Director Betty Waznis. The donation is the result of a variety of Friends of the Library sales, fundraisers, membership dues and more.
“The Friends of the Chula Vista Library are honored to support the Library with this $45,000 donation,” said Shauna Stokes, President of the Friends. “These funds are thanks to the hard work of our Library Friends who volunteer at our bookstores and book sales, along with sales of books online. Also, we couldn’t raise these funds without the generosity of our library patrons who donate their used books, DVD's, CDs and magazines for our sales, and who attend the sales and frequent our bookstores.
Stokes added that additional funds were provided by two endowments at the San Diego Foundation, established from past contributions and a bequest from late longtime Friends volunteer Marge Clark.
“Our Friends of the Library perform a vital service for us,” said Waznis. “Their commitment to raising funds and raising public awareness of the importance of the library enriches our entire community.”
Those interested in joining the Friends of the Chula Vista Public Library can visit any of the three branches – Civic Center, South Chula Vista or Otay Ranch – or call (619) 691-5069.
Posted: April 10, 2014