West Sacramento Friends of the Library
The West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL) supports the Arthur F. Turner Community Library by raising funds to develop diverse collections, encourage reading and literacy programs for all ages, and promote the library as an educational and cultural center for the entire West Sacramento community.
Collection Development - West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL) provides financial support to increase the general collections of the library (books, magazines, media, and audio books) as well as specialized collections based on the needs of the community. For example, the WSFOL supported the development of a Braille collection and provides continuing support for expanded ebook access through Overdrive.
The WSFOL also funded a Lucky Day Collection that includes new popular books customers can check out if they are 'lucky' and find the title they want on the Lucky Day Collection shelf. This is a new program and will be evaluated based on the number of items circulated and customer feedback.
An increase in circulation of materials.
Art and Music - WSFOL provides supplies and stipends to presenters for art and music workshops and presentations for all ages. These activities are often multicultural. Examples of offerings are: Origami Art; Magical Mary; Ohana Dance Group; Instrument Buffet; Catch a Beat; and two hands-on printmaking workshops.
Increased attendance at events held throughout the year.
The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage people of all ages to read during the summer months. This year WSFOL provided significant funding to give a prizes to each participant who read 5 books. Throughout the summer, participants submitted forms listing titles they had read for a chance to win a bigger prize. With the encouragement of the library staff, about 5,000 people of all ages signed up to participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. This number represents the highest participation in the library's history. WSFOL also supported a series of programs to encourage interest in reading including.
Increased participation and feedback from customers.