October, November, December, 2016

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Fall is here! Our Fall book sale runs Thursday, September 29th, reserved for Friends members only, through Wednesday, October 5th, which is our $2 a bag sale on that day. We also have a silent auction on display now with a closing date of noon, Saturday, October 1st. A big thanks to Penny and all the Friends that make our book sale such a success each spring and fall.

Friends will also be sponsoring a fundraiser at Sportsmen’s Lodge on Sunday, November 13th bingo night. We will have a raffle table with several nice items for winners of tickets purchased and drawn. This will be a lot of fun and will bring the Friends a nice donation. Come join us and get to know your Board of Directors and other Friends members.

Another fundraiser, our See’s Candy Holiday sale, will begin taking orders in October. See’s makes a perfect hostess gift or present for a family member or friend. Please contact the Joshua Tree Library for specific dates.

Before we know it the holidays will be upon us. Here’s wishing all a safe and blessed holiday season.

Candy Jo Keserick v

FALL BOOK SALE

Friends fall silent auction is now in progress. Rare and interesting books are available for viewing and bidding up to the date of the drawing, to be held noon, Saturday, October 1st. The book sale will begin on Thursday, September 29th at 3pm for Friends members only. Saturday, October 1st, the sale opens to the public from 9am to 5pm. Monday and Tuesday, October 3rd and 4th, from 11am to 7pm. Wednesday, October 5th, from 11am to 4pm is two bucks a bag all day. Stop by and add to your reading list for the cold winter days ahead.

Sandra Kaye & Gladys Kovaleff v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!!!

As I am writing this I am enjoying the first day of Fall!!! By the end of the summer it almost seems like summer will never end and then all of a sudden we are noticing cooler temperatures and shorter days. Fall brings lots of exciting fun programs to the library for all ages!!

Toddler Boot Camp is back!! Wednesdays at 11:00am from October 12th through November 16th toddlers and their families can have fun with Miss Melanie and enjoy socialization time with their friends after some fabulous songs and stories. Preschool Story time continues every Tuesday at 11:00am.

The Adult Book Club also begins in October on Thursday’s from 5:00-6:00pm. The first book to be read and discussed on October 13th and October 20th is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Described as "Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love". This book is highly recommended for book club reading!

Did you know that borrowing movies from the library helps support the Friends? One of the ways the Joshua Tree Friends fundraise year round is through the DVD program. The Friends purchase and donate DVD’s. The newest movies check out for only $1.50, which is less expensive than other movie rental options, and all DVD borrowing fees go directly back to the Joshua Tree Friends!! We invite you to visit the library for more information about this great option!

Monday October 17th the Friends of the Library Holiday See’s Candy Pre-order will begin! Early birds may place orders for holiday themed and wrapped delicious See’s Candy that will arrive before Thanksgiving. Look for more information on the FOL webpage www.joshuatreefol.org soon!

Thank you to all of the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library for your support of the library all year long!!!!!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY HOLIDAY SALE

Our See’s Candy fundraiser will be taking pre-orders beginning October 17th at the JT Library. The first delivery of candy will be available at the library before thanksgiving. The sale continues into December while supplies last. Friends will have a table at Von’s and Stater Bros. on Friday and Saturday in December. Check with the library for dates and times.

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ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Heather Sprague is our next artist whose work will be on display soon at the JT library. The Friends will hold an artist talk and reception for Heather on Saturday, November 19th, from 3pm to 430pm.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by Janis Commentz through the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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WOWBRARY

Check out the online site for the "Wowbrary" at newest@wowbrary.org for all kinds of information about the San Bernardino County library system and books, books, books!

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MEMBERSHIP

Your continued membership year after year is gratefully appreciated and is a huge help to our library.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time ages 3 to -Tuesdays at 11:00am.

Toddler Boot CampWednesdays at 11:00am.

Edult Book Club- beginning October 13th and continuing each Thursday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Fall Silent Auction-begins in September with final drawing held Saturday, October 1st at noon.

Fall Book Sale-Thursday, September 29th through Wednesday, October 5th. See article in this newsletter for details.

Baker’s Book Club(ages 4-17)October 3rd.

Read For The RecordThursday, October 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

BINGO!Sunday night, November 13th, Sportsmen’s Club.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out how to become a Friends member, happenings at the library, and browse the library’s DVD collection, all provided by the Friends. Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Director:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Pam Robles
Director:Judith Davison
Director:

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

July, August, September, 2016

FROM THE PRESIDENT

We would like to thank those Friends who have accepted positions on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library for the fiscal year 2016-2017.

We would also like to thank those Friends and the community in general who give many hours to keep our library open and funded.

Our Summer Reading Program is in full swing with fun activities and neat prizes for all ages.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, November 13th, 2016 for bingo at the Sportsmen’s Club in Joshua Tree to benefit the Joshua Tree Library.

Thanks to the local VFW post 7264 for mentioning the JT library in their newsletter for our various functions.

Candy Jo Keserick v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!!!

Please join me in welcoming our newest staff member at the Joshua Tree Library Melanie Buck! Melanie is our new library assistant and will be conducting our youth services programs. You will recognize Melanie by the beaming smile she is always wearing! Please say hello to Melanie the next time you are in the library and welcome her to Joshua Tree!

The fun has begun!! 2016 Summer Reading Program is underway at the library. Adults and children can still join the summer reading program, enjoy performances and receive a ticket for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD tablet donated by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library and other fun prizes! Reading through the summer is the best way for children to retain their reading skills for school so please encourage any families you know with children to participate in this fun program! Our branch prize drawing and celebration will complete the program on Saturday July 30th.

After a summer hiatus our popular children’s programs will resume beginning Tuesday August 16th. Storytime is on Tuesday’s at 11:00am and features a craft afterwards. The Tiny Hoppers toddler program takes place on Wednesday’s at 11:00am and toddlers and their families can enjoy socialization time with their friends after songs and a story.

August will also see the return of our Adult Book Club. The first book to be read and discussed on August 18th and August 25th is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Described as "funny, tender, and moving", The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love. This book is highly recommended for book club reading!

Save the date for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale beginning Thursday September 29th!

Thank you to all of the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library for your support of this year’s summer programs and for all that you do to support the library all year long!!!!!

Penny Mason v

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Ray Lamb is our current artist whose work can be seen at the JT library. Mr. Lamb paints in oils using bright, saturated color and dimensions scaled to best suit his work. He is a second generation Californian who studied at the Chouinard Art Institute.

The Friends will hold an artist talk and reception for Ray Lamb on Saturday, September 10th from 3:30pm to 5pm.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by Janis Commentz through the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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ANNUAL GENERAL BOARD MEETING

Our annual general board meeting was held on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. At this meeting the board members for the coming year were elected. We had five incumbents reelected and welcomed two new directors. We appreciate all seven of our directors for volunteering their time and effort to make our library the greatest.

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FALL BOOK SALE

Friends fall silent auction begins in September. Rare and interesting books will be available for viewing and bidding up to the date of the drawing, to be held Saturday, noon, on October 1st. The book sale will begin on Thursday, September 29th at 3pm for Friends members only. Saturday, October 1st, the sale opens to the public from 9am to 5pm. Monday and Tuesday, October 3rd and 4th, from 11am to 6pm. Wednesday, October 5th, from 11am to 3pm is two bucks a bag all day.

Sandra Kaye & Gladys Kovaleff v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Guest PerformancesTuesdays at 2pm through July 26th.

Summer Reading Program Prize Drawing and CelebrationSaturday, July 30th

Preschool Story Time ages 3 to 5yrswill resume on August 16th,Tuesdays at 11:00am.

Adult Book Club- first book reading and discussion on August 18th and August 25th.

Fall Silent Auction- begins in September with final drawing held Saturday, October 1st at noon.

Fall Book Sale -Thursday, September 29th through Wednesday, October 5th.

FOJTL monthly board meetingsare held the 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 9:00am. Friends members and guests are welcome.

Please contact the library for details on the above dates.

WOWBRARY

Check out the online site for the “Wowbrary” at newest@wowbrary.org for all kinds of information about the San Bernardino County library system and books, books, books!

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FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out how to become a Friends member, happenings at the library, and browse the library’s DVD collection, all provided by the Friends. Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2016-2017
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Director:Gladys Kovaleff
Director: Pam Robles
Director: Judith Davison
Director:Sandra McDaniels

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

April, May, June 2016

FROM THE PRESIDENT

The programs for this summer started Wednesday, May 4th. The theme this month is Star Wars. This program is for all ages, with cool prizes for all.

Our library is going through spring cleaning and making many changes. Thank you to Penny Mason and her wonderful library staff.

Special thanks to all of you who help at the JT library, all of you who donate to our various fundraisers such as our recent book sale and the See's candy sale. Due to those and other fundraisers, our Summer Reading Program will be "Out of this world!"

We wish to extend an invitation to all Friends: Our meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 8:45am to 10:00am, and all members of our community are welcome to attend. You can help make our library the best!

Candy Jo Keserick v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

It's hard to believe but another summer is just around the corner and summer is our busiest time at the library.

Through the month of May we are having a Star Wars celebration. Customers who check out 30 items any time between May 1st and May 31st will receive a ticket for our drawing. The drawing prize is a huge basket full of Star Wars themed goodies!!!! Children who check out 30 items will also receive a free inflatable light saber.

We are also giving away our Library Champion card for FREE in May! This card, a $5.00 value, will allow holders to place up to 50 holds, check out up to 100 items and includes a keychain card for your convenience. After one year customers may choose if they wish to continue the option privileges but either way the keychain card is theirs to keep!

Get ready for a super summer with our action filled theme-Heroes Assemble!!! The library summer reading program will begin Monday June 13th with a registration kick off. Sign up this day and receive all of your goodies to get started --reading log, guidelines, bookmark and book bag plus enjoy some free popcorn and our staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer all your SRP questions. Then every Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm from June 14th through July 26th our fabulous Friends will sponsor an exciting live performance!!!! Magic, puppets, animals, music and more are in store for children of all ages!!! Our program will conclude on Saturday July 30t= h with a prize drawing and celebration. Please let everyone you know with children about this ALL FREE program!!!

Adults are also invited to sign up for the summer reading program and win awesome prizes for reading!!! Don't let the kids have all the fun, join us for the SRP 2016!!!! See you at the library!!!!!

Thank you again for all you do to support the Joshua Tree Library!!!!

Penny Mason v

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Our present artist on display is Bob Arnett. His talk and reception on May 14th was very interesting and a popular event. Look for our next artist coming to show in June.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by Janis Commentz through the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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SPRING BOOK SALE

Our latest silent auction and book sale fundraiser was a success thanks to all the support we receive from the community.

Thanks to Tim Pinar and Clay Gibert for their help in getting the books out, and, the few left, back in. Thank you,

Sandra Kaye & Gladys Kovaleff v

ANTIQUE BOOK SALE

Friends antique book sale will be held sometime in February 2017. Please check our calendar for dates.

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ANNUAL GENERAL BOARD MEETING

Our annual general board meeting will be held immediately before our regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. At this meeting the board members for the coming year will be elected.

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MEMBERSHIP

We want to thank all of you for renewing your membership year after year

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The web address for the NYT bestseller list is as follows http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Summer Reading Program June 13

Performances Tuesdays at 2pm June 14th through July 26th.

Reading program celebration and prize drawings Saturday, July 30th

Preschool Story Time ages 3 to 5yrsTuesdays at 11:00am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 9:00am. Members and guests are welcome.

Annual General Meeting to be held prior to the monthly board meeting at 9:00am, Thursday, June 23rd.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director, book sale, :Sandra Kaye
Director, See's candy:Claudia Bridges
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

January, February, March, 2016

FROM THE PRESIDENT

With our usual warm weather, Spring is coming fast.

We held our See’s candy fundraising table at Von’s on March 18th and 19th , which was very successful. We will continue to sell See’s at the Joshua Tree Library while supplies last.

One of the annual spring events held at the JT Library thanks to Friends fundraising efforts is the Eggs-travaganza. This Saturday, March 26th from 10:30am to 12:00, all children are invited to the JT Library’ spring party. There will be egg-coloring, other crafts, and fun activities.

Then, so soon after Easter, is our spring book sale. The library will accept gently used books and tapes. Thank you to all those who help make our fun activities happen through your generous giving.

Candy Jo Keserick v

SPRING SILENT AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

OUR Spring Book Sale is almost here! The first day is Thursday, March 31st beginning 3pm to 6pm for MEMBERS ONLY. If you wish to shop that day you are welcome to become a member at any time. Friday the library is closed. Saturday, April 2nd the book sale continues from 9am to 5pm. Monday and Tuesday the book sale is from 11am to 7pm. Wednesday all books are 2 bucks a bag from 11am to 4pm. We are also continuing our coupon for members to receive their highest price book for FREE! Be sure to look over the silent auction books and place your bid. We can always use volunteers, so if you like meeting new friends and helping your community, come by the library and sign up.

Sandra Kaye, chairperson v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

There are many exciting events coming up at the Joshua Tree Library in the coming months.

On Tuesday March 1st at 11am we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday at a special story time. Children listened to Dr. Seuss stories and made Seuss themed crafts. This is part of the Read Across America event celebrating Dr. Seuss in libraries around the country.

From Tuesday March 1st to Saturday March 31st the See’s Easter candy fundraiser will be at the library. See’s famous chocolates and eggs in a delicious assortment are now available for purchase. Come by the branch, call or view the See’s information on the JT FOL webpage at www.jtfol.org for details! See’s candy was also on sale at Vons March 18th and Saturday March 19th which has become an annual part of our See’s fundraiser. All proceeds from the See’s fundraiser support the summer reading program performances at the library this summer. Many studies have shown that children who come to the library during the summer have better retention of their reading and other academic skills compared to children who don’t participate in a reading program during the summer. SRP is ‘disguised’ as fun but really serves an important role in children’s literacy.

From March 5th through April 16th children ages 4-12 can earn rewards for reading from In-N-Out restaurants in the Cover to Cover Reading Program. For every 5 books children read they will receive a certificate redeemable at In-N-Out for a free hamburger or cheeseburger!!

Save the date for the Eggs-travaganza program on Saturday March 26th from 10:30-12:00pm. There will be holiday stories, crafts, egg dyeing, and FUN!!!! The Friends also give away Easter baskets and prizes in our ‘Cake Walk’!!

Please share all of our program information with your friends and family who have school aged children.

We were very fortunate to have Jo Zarki, the retired Chief of Interpretation at JTNP present images and additional information about his new book ‘Images of America-Joshua Tree National Park’ on February 20th. I am excited that Mr. Zarki has generously offered to present another again this summer!! Details to follow!!

Thank you again for all you do to support the Joshua Tree Library!!!!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY SPRING FUNDRAISER

Our stock of See’s candy is going fast. Please call or come by the library to see what is available and make your purchase.

Cherryl LaMar, chairperson v

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Our present artist on display is Diana Shay Diehl. Her talk and reception in February was very interesting and a popular event. Look for our next artist coming to show in April. The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by Janis Commentz through the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.?

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ANTIQUE BOOK SALE

Due to extenuating circumstances the appraiser scheduled for November 7th will be unable to attend on that day, however; the table with the sale books will be up all day.?

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MEMBERSHIP

A big thank you to all of our new Friends for joining and current members for renewing their membership during the last book sale. We hope to add many new members and renewals at our next sale coming soon. You are the reason our little library is so successful.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The web address for the NYT bestseller list is as follows http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Silent Auction and Book Sale - see article in this newsletter for dates and details.

Cover to Cover Reading Program (In-N-Out) -through April 16th.

Eggs-travaganza Saturday, March 26th 1030am to noon.

See’s candy -on sale at the JT Library through the end of this month while supplies last.

Antique book sale - Saturday, November 7th all day

Preschool Story Time ages 3 to 5yrs - Tuesdays at 11:00am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 9:00am. Members and guests are welcome.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors

CHECK_FOR_CHANGES
Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director, book sale, :Sandra Kaye
Director, See's candy:Claudia Bridges
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

October, November, December 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Feels like Fall.

We had a good Friends of the JT Library book sale. Several new Friends joined our seasoned Friends during the sale. We thank all of those who joined and welcome you to our group. We enjoyed meeting our new Friends and look forward to seeing all of you again soon when you come to the library.

A BIG thank you to our super guys who came to set up all the tables and boxes of books, and were able to take down what was left in just 20 minutes!

The holidays will be upon us too fast! Our See’s candy fundraiser now in progress offers your chance to purchase great hostess gifts, while helping to fund our library programs.

Happy Holidays.

Candy Jo Keserick v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Fall is here, by the calendar date, if not by weather. There are lots of exciting events going on at the library this fall.

First I would like to thank all Sandra Kaye, and Gladys Kovalef, our book sale co-chairs, the Friends board members and the regular members who made our Fall Book Sale and Silent Auction a success. Without the help of these dedicated volunteers the library would not be able to hold this event which is much anticipated and appreciated in our community. In addition to the devoted long term volunteers, some new volunteers helped out at the fall book sale. We couldn’t have a better group of Friends than we have at Joshua Tree and part of the reason is the FUN our Friends always have and how they always welcome new volunteers! Kudos to Gladys K. for bringing the gentlemen again this Fall to move boxes and set up and take down tables!!

Our new artist on display through December 29th is Jenifer Palmer-Lacy! Jenifer will be demonstrating her method of cutting paper designs, known as papel picado at her Artist Reception and Talk on Saturday October 31st from 12:30-2:00. You won’t want to miss this unique demonstration!

Please look in this newsletter for information on the Friends of the Library See’s Holiday Candy Fundraiser. Our Friends put a great deal of effort into this fundraiser which has become a tradition. In addition to See’s at the branch the Friends will again be manning booths outside Von’s and Petco. Please note the dates and spread the word to all of your friends…everyone gets delicious quality candy and the JT Friends also have the best prices in the Morongo Basin!!! Many thanks to MaryLou Robillard for all of her wonderful work as the See’s fundraising chairperson and welcome to our new See’s fundraising chair, Cherryl LaMar.

Save the date for the Santa’s Workshop program on Saturday December 19th from 1:00-3:00pm. There will be holiday stories, crafts and a visit with Santa plus a free photo with Santa for each child!!

Thank you again for all you do to support the Joshua Tree Library!!!!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

Our holiday See’s Candy fundraiser is underway at the JT Library. We are currently taking pre-orders. If you pre-order by November 7, 2015 you will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE 2 pound box of See’s nuts & chews. The pre-orders will arrive mid-November and you will be notified. Stop by the JT Library anytime during our open hours to place your pre-order. In December, you can purchase See’s at the JT library and also at our tables we will have set up at Von’s and Petco. We will be at Von's on December 4th and 5th and at Petco, December 11th and 12th. All dates will be Friday and Saturday at 9 am - 5 pm. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you there. Friends always offers its members and patrons a reduced rate on each and every See’s Candy purchase. See’s Candy makes a wonderful hostess gift for holiday parties, and for friends, and relatives. 100% of the proceeds from our fundraiser programs go to pay for the summer reading program, along with other programs during the year for all the library patrons.

Also, to all Friends...I enjoyed meeting and talking to our former chairperson Mary Lou Robillard, who gave me the information I needed for the See's fundraiser. Thanks to Mary Lou for her help and support over the years.

Cherryl LaMar, chairperson v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Pre-school Story Time ages 3 to 5yrs - Tuesdays at 11:00am.

Artist talk and reception Saturday, October 31st from 1230pm to 2pm.

Antique book sale Saturday, November 7th all day

See’s candy sale booths Friday and Saturday from 9-5 at Von’s December 4th & 5th and at Petco December 11th and 12th .

Santa’s workshop Saturday, December 19th from 1-3pm.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

 

 

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Our present artist on display through December 29th is Jenifer Palmer-Lacy. Jenifer will be demonstrating her method of cutting paper designs, known as papel picado at her Artist Reception and Talk on Saturday October 31st from 12:30-2:00. Light refreshments will be served by the Friends.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by Janis Commentz through the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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ANTIQUE BOOK SALE

Due to extenuating circumstances the appraiser scheduled for November 7th will be unable to attend on that day, however; the table with the sale books will be up all day

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FALL BOOK SALE

We made over $700 at the Fall Book Sale this year thanks to book donations and book purchases by Friends members and library patrons. Also, we want to thank members LuAnn Correa, Gail Hegland, Jack Kennedy, and Cherryl LaMarr for helping during the sale. Plus, thanks to Tom, Greg , Clay, and Tim for doing all the heavy lifting.

Sandra Kaye, chairperson v

MEMBERSHIP

A big thank you to all of our new Friends for joining and current members for renewing their membership during the book sale. You are the reason our little library is so successful.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

Did you know that Freegal Music is a free music and movie service available through the county library at www.sbclib.org. Ancestry.com and other sites can be accessed also at the county or local library.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The web address for the NYT bestseller list is as follows http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director, book sale, :Sandra Kaye
Director, See's candy:Cherryl LaMar
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
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July, August, September 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

A big thank you to all who made our Summer Reading Program the best! At our end of program party, we gave out loads of prizes and ice cream and cake to everyone. Congratulations to all the winners and also to all the readers who worked hard to read so many books to earn tickets for those prizes.

Another school year is starting again, seems like too soon. The library is here to help with school projects and reading assignments. We look forward to helping you through another year.

August and September can be so hot. Why not come to our cool library and enjoy all we have to offer. After all, we are a designated cooling center, and we have a myriad of books and twelve new computers to keep everyone occupied.

Please remember to slow down in school zones. We all want to keep our children safe.

Thank you.

Candy Jo Keserick v

FALL SILENT AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

The Friends silent auction and book sale are coming soon. The silent auction table will be up and available for viewing in September. Stop by the library to view and sign up for a chance to purchase some very unique books. The silent auction will close on Saturday, Oct 3rd, at noon when all selections must be made. The book sale begins Thursday, October 1st, from 3pm to 6pm exclusively for our Friends members to make selections to purchase. The library is closed on Fridays. The book sale continues, and is open to the public Saturday, October 3rd, from 9am to 5pm, Monday and Tuesday, October 5th and 6th, from 11am to 7pm, and Wednesday, October 7th, from 11am to 5pm when all selections are 2 bucks a bag. For the book sale, we are again offering a $5 coupon off any single book to Friends members only.

You can support the JT Library by donating gently used books, dvds and audio tapes to the library.

Sandra Kaye and Gladys Kovaleff co-chairs v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

The Summer Reading Program has recently ended and thanks to the wonderful support of the Friends the library had our most successful summer program ever!!! This summer 267 children, teens and adults signed up for the program. Almost half of the children who signed up reached the County goal of reading 45 books throughout the summer! 738 people attended performances which included magic, puppets, music and even a visit from a live porcupine! This support of literacy, cleverly disguised as lots of fun, is very much appreciated by the children and their families. Many expressed to the library staff how much they value having this safe, educational program for their children during the summer. Special thanks to Sandra Kaye for her invaluable support as a volunteer this summer!! And kudos to Pam Robles for volunteering to serve ice cream with Sandra at our social and prize drawing.

Our new artist is on display through September 30th! Krista Wargo is a local artist and the Yucca Valley High School art teacher. Her art truly embodies the beauty of the desert. The Friends will be hosting an Artist Reception and Talk for Krista on Saturday September 19th from 12:30-2:00. Hope to see you there!

We are happy to welcome a new staff member! John Large is our new library page. You might ask exactly what does a library page do? The library page checks books in and out, answers light reference questions and shelves returned materials in addition to other tasks. If John is at the desk the next time you come in please say ‘Hi!’ and welcome him to Joshua Tree.

Please mark your calendars now for the Fall Book Sale which will begin October 1st for Friends members!! Thank you again for all you do to support the Joshua Tree Library!!!!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

See’s candy is back! Our holiday fundraiser will begin by accepting orders later in October. More information will follow.

Claudia Bridges and Cherryl LaMar, co-chairs v

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Krista Wargo is our current artist whose impressive works adorn the walls of the library. Krista is the art teacher at Yucca Valley High School. Krista’s talk and reception will be held Saturday, September 19th from 1230pm to 2pm at the JT Library. Light refreshments will be served by the Friends.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by Janis Commentz through the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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MEMBERSHIP

A big thank you to all of our Friends; for joining, for renewing your membership each year, and most of all for supporting the Joshua Tree Library. You are the reason our little library is so successful.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The web address for the NYT bestseller list is as follows http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time ages 3 to 5yrs - Tuesdays at 11:00am.

Wee Rhymes 0 to 3yrs forToddlers and Moms – beginning August 19th, Wednesdays, 11am weekly for 6 weeks.

Artist talk and reception – Saturday, September 19th from 1230pm to 2pm.

Silent auction and book sale -see article in this newsletter for dates and times.

Read for the Record, children’s literary event – Thursday, October 22nd at 11am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director, book sale, :Sandra Kaye
Director, See's candy:Claudia Bridges
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

April, May, June 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Our recent book sale was a huge success!

Thanks to the many wonderful people who made set up and take down run so smoothly.

A super big thank you to those who ran the sales table. We are all very busy people, so it is fun to take some time to visit and get to know each other a little better. Also, talking to Friends and meeting new Friends who came to the library to buy books is a real plus.

I also wish to thank those whose donations of books and tapes make our book sales possible. We are always accepting gently used materials for our book sales. You can bring them by anytime during library hours.

Because of our book sale fundraiser, our Summer Reading Programs are going to be the best ever.

Candy Jo Keserick v

SWEET BEST WISHES

At the April Friends of the Library Board of Directors meeting, Mary Lou Robillard advised us that she and Ron were going to start acting like retired folks; rocking chairs, sunsets, travel, with not a care in the world! No real news there, eh? But even if those activities were all that were on her plate, Mary Lou was stepping down from her Director’s role with Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. Mary Lou had performed as the chairperson of our See’s Candy Fundraiser for the past several years; therefore, parting will truly be such sweet sorrow. So whenever you see a See’s Candy or one of our See’s reminders, think a good thought for Mary Lou and Ron as they navigate their way on to the next step in life. Blessings on them, and Thanks for all their good works for our Library! Come back and see us any time.

The Board v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

In addition to the lovely Spring weather we enjoyed a number of successful Friends events at the JT Library. The Spring See’s Candy fundraiser was a yummy success and the April book sale was equally successful. I would like to thank all the Friends members, especially the Board members, whose time and talents contributed to the success of these events. Most of the funds that were raised support children’s programs at the library. The Eggstravaganza held in April was a fun filled day!

About seventy-five children and their families spent several hours coloring eggs, assembling crafts and having lots of fun winning prizes in our Cake Walk. Thanks to the generosity of our Friends we awarded sixteen Easter baskets and sixty prizes to our young attendees! No child left empty handed or without a smile on their face! Kudos to Candy Jo and Sandy for their invaluable assistance at the prize table, to Mary Lou for manning the See’s candy sales, and to Gladys for Bunny Hopping our children through the day!!

It is always a privilege to enjoy beautiful art and to meet and learn about the artist. Special thanks to Susan Abbott whose Artist Reception was fascinating! You can see Susan’s art at the library through July. Special thanks also to the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council and Janis Commentz for their generous efforts in sponsoring and curating Art Above the Shelves!

It’s HERE!!! Time for our biggest program event of the year: the Summer Reading Program!!! This year we are inviting readers of all ages: children-teens-adults, to join the Galactic Forces to have an out of this world adventure through reading! All ages can earn tickets to special drawings just by reading!!!

Our SRP schedule is as follows: Saturday, June 13th, 9:00am-3:00pm, is Registration Kick Off Day

SRP performers will appear Tuesdays at 1:00pm, beginning June 16th, when Franklin Haynes will return with his very popular marionettes. Magic, cool science, live animals, Ronald McDonald and a prize drawing will all be just part of the SRP this summer. Wednesday’s at 11:00am our youngest forces will meet for our Preschool Story Time. We are very excited to announce our local Joshua Tree Branch Library Grand Prize winners will receive 4 complimentary Disneyland 1 Day Park Hopper passes!!!!!!

Thank you for all you do to support keeping children of our community reading throughout the summer which supports their literacy year round. The importance of literacy as a key factor in school success has long been established….be a good example and let your children, (and for some of us-grandchildren), see YOU reading. We look forward to seeing all of our Friends at the library this summer!!!!!

Penny Mason v

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Special thanks to Susan Abbott whose Artist Reception was fascinating! You can see Susan’s art at the library through July.

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SPRING AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

A big thanks to Tom & Greg Kenny, and Clay Gibert too for their help with the sale. We welcome all of those who became new Friends at the book sale.

Plus, a big thanks to all who bought books at our sale, the Little Engine That Could, DID!!!

Support the JT Library by donating gently used books and tapes for our next book sale which will be held this fall.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Charperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time age 3-5yrs - Wednesday’s at 11:00am.

Summer Reading Program - Saturday, June 13th, 9:00am-3:00pm, Registration Kick Off Day

SRP Performers will appear Tuesday’s at 1:00pm, beginning June 16th

Artist Display and Reception -- watch for our next artist coming in August.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

Annual General Membership Meeting-prior to the June meeting, the Annual General Membership meeting will be held. At that time we will vote for board members and officers for the coming year.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

January, February, March 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

January rains bring spring flowers. It also brings spring cleaning. Please keep our library in mind when you are through with your gently used books and tapes. We will gratefully accept your donations.

So many fun things are planned at our library this year, and for all ages. Please remember to join us for our Spring program to be held Saturday, April 4th.

Thank you for supporting our See’s Candy fundraiser. Super big thanks to Jayne, Maryanne, and Penny for their help at the library during the See’s sales. We also wish to thank Vons and Petco for allowing us to setup and sell at their businesses, and our Friends of the Library teams who manned the sales tables. The Friday we set up at Petco, it was raining “cats & dogs”. Petco not only invited us in, they provided a table, tablecloth and padded chairs. The team was overjoyed to man the table that day.

Finally, we wish to thank those (you know who you are), for continuing to give weekly to our library.

Happy reading to all!

Candy Jo Keserick v

SEE’S SPRING CANDY FUNDRAISER

The FOJTL had one of the most successful Holiday See’s Candy programs we’ve ever experienced. We had a table at Vons Grocery and one at Petco, but most candy sales were made through the JT Library. We wish to thank all of the Friends and library personnel who helped to make this sale so successful. We also had candy bars and lollypops for sale with a Valentine theme. Now the Spring Sale is upon us. Candy has been ordered and should be available for sale by the 12th of March. In addition to the 1lb boxes, we will offer the individual Easter Eggs in 3 different flavors and a Chick gift box. We are keeping the price down to $6.00 for the Eggs, Please remember to stop by the Library to pre-order and purchase from our Spring See’s Candy Fundraiser. 100% of the profits go to help fund the Summer Reading Program.

MaryLou Robillard, See's Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Our current artist is Noreen Lawlor whose work is on display through April. Noreen gave an interesting talk on January 17th.

Our next artist display will be the work of Susan Abbott. Susan will give her talk on April 25th.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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SPRING AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

The Friends spring silent auction and book sale will be held Thursday(members only day), April 16th, from 3pm to 7pm, through Wednesday(2 bucks a bag day), April 22nd, from 11am to 5pm, Friday, the library is closed. Saturday sale hours are from 9am to 5pm. Monday and Tuesday sale hours are from 11am to 7pm.

Are your library shelves overflowing? Do you own books that you are unlikely to read, or read again? If so, you can make some space in your library and support the JT Library by donating gently used books and tapes for our upcoming spring book sale.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Although it’s early in the year it almost seems like Spring already!

We have experienced a couple of staff changes at the library. Many of you know our page Jayne by her friendly helpful smile. Unfortunately for us Jayne has resigned, but she did so in order to complete her education. Although we will all miss her I know we all wish her well in completing her educational goals.

We have gained a new youth services staff member. Bianca Stoker, aka, Miss Bianca, is the bright, energetic and friendly new leader of our children’s services at the branch. Ms. Stoker graduated from Azusa Pacific University and studied abroad before returning back home to the Morongo Basin. Please take a moment to stop and welcome her the next time you are in the branch!

The upcoming youth programs will include:

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years old at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays through June 2nd. Amazing stories meet songs, puppets and more. This program promotes a love of reading, encourages letter recognition and listening skills and also provides an opportunity for socialization.

On Wednesdays from March 1st to April 11th we will be offering two sessions of our very popular toddler program, Toddler Boot Camp. Due to the high demand for this fun, high energy program we will offer this program at 11:00 am and at 1:00 pm. Toddler Boot Camp has an emphasis on music and movement while still promoting literacy.

This year our Spring Egg-stravaganza will be on April 4th. This fun, free (courtesy of the Friends!!) holiday program features holiday themed crafts, egg coloring and a good old fashioned Cake Walk for prizes, including some Easter Baskets!

Please invite any families with children you know to attend our children’s programs!

Remember to look for information in this newsletter on our See’s Spring Candy fundraiser!!!

Best wishes for a wonderful Spring!!

Penny Mason v

MEMBERSHIP

Thanks to all Friends for their continued support.

Gladys kovaleff, Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time age 3-5yrs -Tuesdays at 11:00am through June 2nd.

Toddler Boot Camp – two sessions on Wednesdays from March 1st to April 11th. First session is 11am and 2nd session is 1pm.

Cover to Cover ages 4 to 12 – March 7th – April 18th. Children check out and read books to earn certificates for a burger or grilled cheese from In-n-Out.

Spring Egg-stravaganza- Saturday, April 4th from1030 to noon.

Silent Auction and Book Sale- April 16th – April 22nd.

Artist Reception – Saturday, April 25th.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com