This local non-profit was formed to support the library through volunteer service, advocacy in the community and supplemental funding. The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library runs bookstores in each library branch from public donations of materials and books. Funds raised from sales in stores and online are used to fund library projects.
The Celebration of Local Authors in January of each year is an opportunity to showcase the talent of local writers and invites the public to meet them and to attend panel discussions. Prominent authors speak at the non-profit’s events several times each year and the public is invited to attend. Lisa Napoli, author of “Ray & Joan,” about the Krocs, will be speaking on February 28, 2018 at the Valencia Library.
Antique Appraisal Day is another event sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library and invites the public to bring in items and have them informally evaluated. Library personnel also use this event as an opportunity to show patrons the many databases they can access and how to use them. The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library also participates in the library Literacy Festival, as well as other events that showcase all that the library brings to the community.
Library Hosts Antique Appraisal Day
Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library are inviting members of the public to bring their antiques and collectibles to the 5th Annual Antique Appraisal Day. For an appraisal cost of $10 per item or $28 for three items, community members can bring collectibles to be assessed by experts at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Santa Clarita Public Library. For more information, email Friends@santaclaritalibrary.com or visit SantaClaritaFOL.com.
Contact the group if you have any questions about the events. If you want to volunteer at any of the group’s events or at the bookstores, contact the library volunteer co-coordinator at any branch library. The non-profit welcomes your participation in the group.
Some pictures of past antique appraisal events: