Winters Friends of the Library’s (WFoL) mission opens doors of opportunity to the Winters Community at the Winters Library and beyond. Here are five reasons you should donate to WFoL to help support the library and community.
1. Connect and Meet New Friends at the Library
WFoL support brings programs to the Winters Branch Library for both children and adults. Children can listen to stories at story hour, create projects on craft days and play in the children’s area. Adults can meet new friends or reconnect with others at Author Talks or while children play.
Video of Juan Zaragoza: Connecting and Networking at the Library
2. Libraries Support the Community
WFoL helps to bring enhanced technology and literary opportunities to the Library. Winters community members can use computers to search and apply to jobs, take online courses and access the internet. Students are able to use the computers and search for books to help with research for reports or learn about new things that interest them.
Video of Charlotte Kimball: Libraries Are Important to Winters Community
3. Libraries and WFoL Programs Create Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Libraries offer more than books. All ages can advance their life skills at the library whether it’s expanding on knowledge by reading about something new or interacting with staff members to practice social skills. Asking for help may not seem like a big deal, but in the long run it is an important skill. Developing the confidence to ask for what you need is vital for communication and learning. Exposure to the programs in arts, technology, or experts in a field may start one on a new path of learning or career.
Video of Maribel Villalobos: Libraries Offer Life Skills
4. Libraries are Inclusive to All
Libraries serve as a free resource to everyone. Although a library card allows you to borrow books, you don’t need to have one to come in and read a book. At the library you can learn to read, strengthen your reading skills or come in just because you want to read. No strings attached. You can also visit the Free Little Libraries around town to find books available to anyone.
Video of Rebecca Fridae: Anyone Can Come to the Library
5: Make Memories Through WFoL and Library Programs
Not only can you learn about something new at a library program, but you can have fun too. There’s a WFoL Program for everyone from Author talks and Children’s Storytime to Summer Gazebo Concerts and workshops. We partner up with other programs and businesses in the community for the Family Holiday Festival and help to provide fun for everyone.
Video of Mary Lou Linvill: Libraries: Support WFoL, Support Each Other