The store is completely volunteer-run and sells donations from the general public and retired library books. The Friends of Ruidoso Public Library held a very successful month-long book sale in February. The store's hours during the week are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm.
Friends of a library understand its value and how much one contributes to its community. A recent article, "There Are No Free Libraries" eloquently explained the confusion in the phrase: It's free at the library. I often make this mistake myself, as a lazy short-hand, so the article is a timely reminder to keep me honest.
a pool of volunteers willing to work either a regular 2 1/2 hour shift or be "on call" on the "sub list".
In my hometown, the library had a different sort of booster group. The leader called it "FOOL"s for Friends Of Our Library. An annual appreciation event celebrated contributions to the library on April 1st with a Mardi Gras theme. Whether serious, small, active, or visible, Friends of any library are very important for the programs and atmosphere. Thank you.