FJPL November 2022 Newsletter
It has been a while since I put together a newsletter for all our customers, so here goes…
The first thing you will notice a rearrangement of books by their genre. We hope that this realignment of books will make it easier for everyone to find the books they are looking for. In addition, we have increased the number of “section books”. A good example is the section we call Law/True Crime. We have added 11 sub-sections: murder, organized crime, police/prison system, landmark cases, etc.
So why are we moving so many books around? We plan to build a customer accessible restroom which will be located on the left side of the of the rear store. Work has not started yet, but we are hopeful that it will begin soon.
We have noticed an increase in the donations of DVDs, both fiction and non-fiction, and some shelf spaces have been adjusted to allow for a greater selection of these DVDs.
Music CD categories have also been increased, and the CDs are now being marked with two different labels: the first indicates the major category of music (classical, rock, vocal, etc.), and the second category identifies the artist/group performing the music. Again, our efforts are to make it easier to locate the music you are looking for. And, like DVDs, we have allocated more shelf space, thus giving you a larger selection to choose from.
We have noted an increase in sales of non-fiction audiobooks, and we have been steadily increasing the number of titles available
Despite inflation, our memberships are still $20 a year. They are on sale now and will be valid from date of purchase through December 31, 2023.
I get a lot of questions about volunteering. You can sign up any hour we are open. We have several basic duties within the store, sorting incoming items, shelving items, occasionally rearranging some specific categories, etc. If you like books, we will probably be a good match and you should be able to find an area of interest.
We also have a good selection of printed music, music on vinyl (LPs), jigsaw puzzles, and a recent donation of quite a few learning courses published by The Great Courses – wide ranging topics including history, science, religion, and more.
On behalf of all our fantastic, talented, and dedicated volunteers, we wish you and your family and friends a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!
I hope to see you at the store soon.
Michael P. Steve