|Friends of the Almaden Library (FAL)
2023 Volunteer of the Year at Almaden Branch Library - Tom Trudell
Tom Trudell has been a faithful volunteer at Almaden Branch Library. Not only has he served as the President of the Friends of the Almaden Library for four years, but he also served as Treasurer and trusty friend at our Bi-annual Book Sale. He has lead the charge on many Fridays, guiding teens and volunteers with the large dollies, pushing out boxes and boxes of books to our sale location. He has, as treasurer, manned the collection of money at the sale. He has also collected monies from our lobby sale and teen book sale. He has helped organize our Friends when he was President. He has served faithfully throughout the years: pre-covid, covid, and now post-covid. He has been an asset to our branch.
Get to know a little about Tom:
How We Raise Funds
Twice a year, the Friends of the Almaden Library bring out all of the gently used books and media that have been donated and have a one-day sale. The prices are extremely reasonable and the Library's patrons look forward to the events. The money made from these events are donated back to our local library for local programs and needed materials.
We also have a small amount of books for sale all year round in the lobby of the Library.
Please come and check out our sales. Every dollar donated goes back to your community!
How Are We Using the Funds Raised...
December 2022 through May 2023
*Includes encumbrances that have not posted yet.
Total $3000.00 approved, $2865.00 spent *Includes encumbrances that have not posted yet.
PRNS Partnership Neighborhood Programming
$500.00 approved, Spent: $500.00
PRNS Partnership Neighborhood Programming Supplies
$500.00 approved, Spent: $262.25
Storytime and Program Craft Supplies
$500.00 approved, Spent: $383.90
Library Program Supplies
$500.00 approved, Spent: *$472.14 *Includes encumbrances that have not posted yet.
EXPANDED HOURS AT THE LIBRARY
You joined us six months ago to call for more open hours at your neighborhood library - and it worked! Over the summer we saw library hours and staffing return to pre-pandemic levels.
Now, we are very excited to announce that starting Sunday, October 2, 2022, 16 branch libraries will open on Sundays, expanding hours of operation to 7-days per week! This unprecedented hours expansion in San Jose would not have been possible without your support and advocacy!
SJPL will pilot Sunday hours (12-5pm) at the following branch libraries: