The Volunteer Connection

Bringing excess used book inventory to Platt patrons, (from left) Jesse Goldbaum, Shel Schuster and Millie Berger.

Our surprise Saturday book sale in March wasn't exactly a Super Sale. BUT Bookstore volunteers certainly connected avid book browsers with a larger selection of newly donated books and tapes, bringing our library nearly $250 on the specially discounted materials. We're very grateful to our wonderful book donors for keeping us supplied with so many great titles. Keep'em coming! These “pop” sales benefit everyone.

Note to Major Book Donors

Speaking of generous donations, when you have a large quantity of materials to drop-off, please call ahead to the Bookstore (818 340-9386) or to Harriet or me (listed below). Due to library staff changes, we need to arrange in advance to have someone on hand to help you unload your books. Thanks!

Friends Used Books Are on TV

Harriet Strauss reports: “This is the second year that Platt Library Bookstore books have been purchased to grace a TV set. Recently, Bookstore volunteers Frona DeCovnick and Warren Bromund were pleasantly surprised when the set dresser for the TV series “My Name Is Earl” arrived with her own large crate on wheels and—after Frona and Warren helped her find and pack what she needed—left with it filled to the top. This amounted to 200 Bookstore books!

“Your Bookstore donations find their way to some very intriguing places. PLEASE let me (Harriet) know of any other special places, programs, or centers that books are going when they leave our Bookstore.”

Elaine Corman
Harriet Strauss
Bookstore Volunteer Co-Coordinators


Major Volunteer Opportunity

Adult Literacy Tutors Needed

To volunteer as a tutor, you have to
1) be able to make a 6-month commitment to tutor 2-3 hours a week,
2) make an appointment to be interviewed by an area coordinator, and
3) complete a Tutor Training course.

There is now a Literacy Center in Platt Branch. To make an appointment, call Susan Casmier, Literacy Center Coordinator, at (213) 623-4078, extension 16590.

Readers Needed

Our GAB program needs a few more voices to read to children 2 hours a week (or every other week). Contact Children's Librarian Barbara Mattison at (818) 340-9386.

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