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Come and See What’s Happening in Your Century Village East Clubhouse Library!

By Clubhouse Library Staff

We are saddened to announce the passing of Beverly Kornfield on September 29, 2023 after months of illness. Beverly’s family were early owners in Century Village East. She and her husband Jack moved down from New York City to live here. Beverly volunteered on the CVE Library (Library) staff for almost 20 years and was President of our Board of Directors. An avid mystery reader, Beverly also ordered new books for our Library. Beverly is survived by her husband and children. We extend condolences to them and thank her for her many years of service to our Library.

Yes, WE have a Library in CVE! Do you like to hold a book when you read? Come to the Library and borrow a book, we have over 5,000!

LOCATION: Clubhouse first floor - Come in the lower level by the front Security Desk, by the Staff Office. Turn right and pass the Stained Glass workshop on your right, the billiard room, on your left and we are next on your right.

HOURS OF OPERATION: The Library is open 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Thursday. The Library will be closed December 25th – Christmas. You may use the book drop box, to the left of the Library entrance, when the Library is closed.

SALES: Artwork, CDs and books are on Sale in the Library. Artwork is 50% off the sticker price. Ask at the Circulation desk for Book and CD sale prices.

BOUTIQUE: The Library maintains a Boutique of items donated by residents. Contributions from these items fund the purchase of new Library books. Items are available, for a requested donation to the Library. Since we constantly receive items, the Boutique has an ever-changing display of items. To name a few, inexpensive calendars, cards, some hand painted by a CVE artist, household items-like dishes and electronic appliances, Jewelry and puzzles. Finer jewelry is located at the Circulation Desk. For those looking for a bargain, there are 50% off and $1 areas. While this is not a Thrift Store, they are used items at a greatly reduced price.

FRIEND: You may become a Friend of the Library with a $3 annual donation. This will give you access to Reserved Circulation, our newest books; a free sale book, a pencil and a book bag. Kindly check your Friend renewal when next in the Library.

RESERVED CIRCULATION: If you become a Friend of the Library, you may borrow our newest books, which are in the Reserve Circulation area. These books may be borrowed for 14 or 28 days, as noted on the book’s cover. Are you Wait Listed for a book you want to read at the public library? People have come in and found those books in our holdings to borrow. The Reserved Circulation wait list that Friends may use, to queue in the next borrow slot. Upon the return of a Reserved book, that has been wait listed, we will call the Friend, to inform them that their Reserved Book has been returned. We will hold if for one week. If it has not been picked up in that timeframe the next person requesting the book will be called. Friends may also request the purchase of a specific book. Kindly check your Friend renewal date when next in the Library.

REGULAR CIRCULATION: Is open to all residents and staff of CVE, with a valid ID card. Books may be borrowed for 28 days. Our holdings span a gamut of interests.

LARGE PRINT: The Library has Large Print books that are located in separate areas.

Newspapers: The Library has newspapers for reading IN the Library. In addition to the Local paper, we have The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Kindly leave your ID at the Circulation Desk to take a newspaper out of the library.

VOLUNTEER: We are gaining new volunteers to our Library Squad. Volunteers allow the Library to remain open for our Residents and Staff. We are always in need of more assistance. Volunteers are both Snowbirds and year-round owners. We will train and support you until you are comfortable. You will work a 2 hour shift with at least one other volunteer. Shifts are 10 am to 12 pm OR 12 pm to 2 pm. Kindly leave your name and contact information, at the library, and the CVE Library President, Ruth Schroeder will contact you.

Have donations? The library accepts Fiction books written in the last 10 years and Non-fiction books in good shape. We also gladly accept Artwork of any media and Boutique items.

The generosity of our benefactors and volunteers enables us to have and continually expand this wonderful Library. Come and visit us.

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