Friends Of The Library Needs More Friends

Friends with books, actually. Or money. Money is good. Money greases the friendship nicely.
BY: REN DRAKE HILL

Read Today for a Quality of Life Tomorrow is the motto of Rosarito’s Friends of the Library.

The 2016 Rosarito Lee (Rosarito Reads) campaign advocates “Full shelves – happy hearts.” This will be the third year of the city-wide reading program. This year the Friends of the Library would love to furnish enough books for 5000 4th through 6th grade students to enjoy the reading program. Each year Rosarito Lee benefits the schools and remote and impoverished libraries of Rosarito.

There are several ways to help our city’s students. Becoming a school sponsor helps the most kids with the purchase of 40 books. Those 40 books can be shared and enjoyed by as many as 450 students. 

You don’t have to participate alone. Card groups, golf foursomes, wine societies, book clubs, and just groups of friends are encouraged to pool their resources to sponsor a school. In 2015 17 people/ groups / businesses were named as Rosarito Lee sponsors. 

Or you may just send a donation and FOL will do the rest! School sponsorships are $200, but other donation categories area available priced from $15 to $500. All proceeds go to the literary programs in Rosarito. There is no money spent on overhead.

And remember, Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so all donations are U.S. tax-deductible.

And there are perks. Sponsor’s names are printed in each donated book, an invitation to attend special events, including a reading session at the sponsored school,  public recognition at the exciting Panchito Cup Jeopardy-style tournament finale held February 19 next year, and an invitation to the December 3 meet-and-greet with this year’s author Viola Canales, who wrote The Tequila Worm. The event features appetizers and a no host bar, hosted by the FOL at John Hall Furnishing.

It’s easy to become a sponsor, or to make a donation. Visit the FOL website at www.friensofthelibrary.com.mx,  or contact Susan Shea at friendsofthelibraryrb@gmail.com; phone: MX – 664-904-3048; US – 1-207-415-1991. ,