Support the library…consider giving a donation in 2018

The library has had a wonderful year of celebration acknowledging the steady growth of the library over the past 25 years. The board, staff, volunteers and members have taken the time to reflect on the past with memories and pictures and friendship over time. Now is the time to gaze into the future and make sure that the library’s motto “The library. The place to be.” is deeply secured. May the library exist in 2043, 25 years from now! This is where members and friends can come into play. Please consider donating to the library. And join in with those who are calling out “Long live the library”!

To donate, simply click here for the form in English, print it out and fill it in. Your donation makes you eligible for 66% tax write-off in France and if you send in your payment before December 31st, your donation will apply to your 2018 tax declaration.

Introducing… “Books at Heart!”

When you come into the library, you may be faced with the question, “What should I read next?” The library has a huge collection (about 30,000 books!)… but which books will promise you hours of good reading?

“Books at Heart” will help you with your question.  It’s a new initiative for book lovers, to promote sharing and feedback about books. Now you can tell everyone about the books you love!

Firstly, you’ll find a new noticeboard in the library, called “Our Books of the Year”. There’s already a small selection of truly excellent recommendations. It’s open to everyone… feel free to add YOUR book of the year. Spread the news!

Secondly, we invite people to “curate” their favorite books. A curator will promote a selection of books. It could be a genre (crime, historical, classics…), it could be linked to a country (Sweden, Canada, China…), or a non-fiction range (politics, history, cooking…).

And, we need volunteers! As a curator, you will put an information card on the shelves every month or so, to promote a book or an author. And you will organize a front-of-library display once a year. If you want to become a curator, contact Peter Bolos, Library staff member, at collections@ellia.org.

 

This is just the beginning for Books at Heart. There’s more to come! Stay Tuned.