Library

The Quail Creek Library is open daily whenever the Madera Clubhouse is open. Please follow the Guidelines during COVID-19: Library Reopening Plan, Guidelines, and Procedures

The Library at Madera Clubhouse is a lending library with over 4,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, jigsaw puzzles, games, and magazines. To locate sections, please consult the diagram in the Library Operations Manual located on the bottom shelf of the return book cart. Note that the paperback books, games, and jigsaw puzzles are located behind cabinet doors.

Books need not be checked out. Users are encouraged to return items promptly. The current annual circulation is estimated to be over 12,000 books and 1,200 magazines.

Most books are shelved alphabetically by the author. Most hardcover books are located on open shelves. Users are requested not to shelve returned books, but instead to place them on one of the return book carts for shelving by our volunteers. The returned books on the return carts are not available for reuse, as they will be quarantined for two days or more before shelving by our volunteers.

Donations are the prime source of all items in the Quail Creek Library. Donation items include all books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, jigsaw puzzles, and games. Please bring your donations to the Library. We have a new Library Donation Box [made in 2021 by Quail Creek resident, Gary Nieberger] found inside the entrance door. All your gifts and donations can be placed in it. The Quail Creek Library has limited space, so any items we cannot use are donated either to the VA Hospital, the VA Home in Tucson, the Vietnam Veterans of America, or The White Elephant.

The Library Operations Manual contains a User’s Guide, Volunteer Assignment Schedule, Shelving Guidelines, Alphabetization Guidelines, Magazine Policy, Location Diagram, Long-term Library Plan, Mission Statement, a Library History, and the most recent Annual Report of the Chair.

Over 35 volunteers maintain the Library. To volunteer or make comments or suggestions, contact the Library Co-Chairs:

Joan Stoddart, 801-556-5592, stoddart.jm@gmail.com
Susan Warburton, 520-269-0856, warburts@aol.com

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