What We Do

Winters Friends of the Library is a group of community volunteers who support the Winters Library
and promote lifelong learning by raising funds and sponsoring educational programs and community events.

Please join us!  Your membership will help:

  • keep the library open longer hours
  • purchase new materials for the library
  • sponsor reading programs for children
  • support literacy tutoring for Winters residents
  • provide public access to information technology
  • sponsor popular community activities, including the Family Holiday Festival,
    Winters Shakespeare Workshop for teens, summer concerts at the Gazebo,
    Family Reading Festival, and Winters Tales oral history project

Here is a sample of what we do:

Books for Babies

We will send any new baby in town a free box filled with everything a baby needs to start enjoying books!  Each box contains two new baby-appropriate books, baby T-shirt that says Let’s Read! / ¡Leamos!, reading tips and book suggestions, a one-year gift membership to Winters Friends of the Library for the whole family, and an application for a Winters Library card. The box is available in English or Spanish. To request a box for a new baby, please call Carol Scianna (530-795-2201) or email booksforbabies@wfol.org.

Community Outreach

We host and attend community events to promote the library and our programs.

Family Holiday Festival

Fun for the whole family on the first Saturday in December. Music, crafts to make and buy, visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, wreaths, and children’s books for sale. For information, please call Mary Lou Linvill (530-795-3476) or email linvillpederson@wavecable.com.

Literacy Tutoring

Trained volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to improve their reading or English language skills.  To learn about volunteering, or to request a tutor, please call 530-505-4116.

Quiz Show

Teams compete to show their trivia skills and raise funds for supporting the library. For more information contact Rebecca Fridae.

Summer Concerts

Enjoy free outdoor concerts at the Rotary Park Gazebo in downtown Winters on Thursday evenings in July.  Great local and visiting groups play a wide variety of musical styles.  For information, please call Keith Cary (530-795-3173) or email concerts@wfol.org.

Winters Shakespeare Workshop

High-school students work with a professional theater director to stage a Shakespeare play, complete with music, dancing, singing, costumes and sets, in an intensive four-week summer workshop. The play is performed at the open-air stage in Central Park and is free to the community.  For information, please call Mary Lou Linvill (530-795-3476) or email wsw@wfol.org.

Youth Day Book Give Away

WFoL volunteers staff a booth in the park on Youth Day and give away free books.

Youth Day Parade  Get your creativity hats on, make costumes, play music and march! Contact Sally Brown for details.

WFoL 2014 Youth Day Parade

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