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, email email@example.com.
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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: Debbie Nussbaum
I grew up rurally in Upstate New York in a town at the head of one of the Finger Lakes. I had a mom who told me when I got home from school: play outside, do something creative, read a book. At the time, while these options were sometimes enjoyable, what I really wanted was to watch TV. Now I appreciate her mantra. It set me on the path of loving the outdoors and gave me an appreciation for many types of beauty, as well as my life long love of books and reading. My childhood and adolescent summers were spent in rustic family camp on a lake. There was no TV at the camp. Instead, we made trips to the library. I checked out as many books as I could carry. I read supine on the dock in late afternoon sun, tucked on the couch during rainstorms by a fireplace, and with a flashlight in my bed at night. Books have always been my friends. My husband and I bought our home here in early 2020 and we couldn’t be happier. I found the Victor library early on and have loved it since first setting foot inside. I’m happy to join the Library Board and I am hopeful I can offer a benefit to its vibrancy in this lovely community.
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.”
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.”
My interest in serving on the Friends of the Valley of the Tetons Library board is simple. I enjoy reading, I want to find meaningful ways to contribute to my community in retirement, and I appreciate libraries. I have no official library background beyond going to them all my life. My professional life was spent as a Registered Nurse, the last decade as a nursing instructor at the community college level. I retired from Central Wyoming College in Jackson in 2018, and currently work (very part-time) teaching online for the University of Wyoming. My husband and I moved to Teton Valley in 2014, but have owned land here since the 1990’s. My father worked for the National Park Service, and my family lived in Moose during my junior high years, so the Tetons have been in my soul a long time. I have discovered many people feel the same way about this place, however long they’ve come here, and I feel very fortunate to be a resident of Teton Valley. I have four grown children and ten grandchildren. They live in four different states from Washington to Florida, so I appreciate having time to visit them, and to enjoy their Teton visits, now that I am retired. I have experience working with volunteers coordinating community events, and hope this might be a way I can contribute to the work of the board.