The Friends of the Valley of the Tetons Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the resources and facilities of the Valley of the Tetons Library. With funds raised through used book sales, the Tin Cup Challenge, and other events, we have helped to create the Driggs Makerspace, purchased shelving and other furniture to make the library more comfortable and welcoming, contributed to the Victor entrance renovation, and increased the library’s digital collection, as well as many other improvements over the years. We also support through funding various library programs, such as writers workshops, book discussions, and the summer reading program for children. As a non-profit, we take tax-deductible donations on behalf of the library.
We welcome all who’d like to help. Time commitments can be as small as you want, and no special talents are required! We can use help with setting up and taking down book sales, staffing book sales, sorting through donated books, and hauling books to recycling centers or thrift stores. We welcome ideas, comments, questions, and anyone who would like to be involved with the Friends. To get involved, call the library at either location or email email@example.com.
The board of Friends of the Valley of the Tetons Library consists of:
President: Laura Curtis
Laura was born on Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas, and has visited 23 countries. She has enjoyed living here since 2011.Her favorite books are: The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie the Pooh and Agatha Christie’s Poirot series. “Libraries are more than just books and banks of computers, libraries are a safe place where the community can gather to explore, interact, and imagine.”
Treasurer: Margi Mathis
Margi has been a Teton County resident for 5 years but was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She has lived in 8 different countries and traveled to 29 others. Her favorite books are The Lord of the Rings and Cry, The Beloved Country. Margi and her husband share their home with a dog and 3 cats. Libraries inspire her with the variety of books – so many different genres.
Secretary: Pamala Nolan
Pamala has been a resident of Teton Valley for 3 years. She was born in Guam and has visited 12 other countries. Her favorite books are Dune and Angle of Repose. She lives with her husband and two Boarder Terriers who she calls “the Boys.” She says,”Libraries are a cornucopia of wonder and knowledge.”
Stephanie is a 30-year resident of Teton Valley. She has traveled to 11 other countries, but loves to hike in her own backyard. She likes biographies and historical fiction books. “I’m inspired that the smallest library in the smallest town is an open door to a world of knowledge.”
Kathryn is a retired teacher who relocated to beautiful Idaho. “Growing up in a rural area, with no neighbors, the library was where I met hundreds of new friends -in books. I checked out The Secret Garden so many times that the librarian gave me a copy; I still love that book.”
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