(Left) Our maintenance worker Travis Henry reading after cleaning the library.
(Right) William Furse checking materials he has scanned for emailing to a library borrower. William has been helping out at the library for over 20 years!
Just a few weeks ago we were still hearing from some members that they didn’t know the library had re-opened. Yes, we are open (since December 2015) and are ready to receive your orders for library materials or requests for help with research.
Library materials are loaned for one year, and can be renewed for an additional 6 months if they have not been requested by other borrowers. We will ask you to return an item you have had for at least 3 months if another member requests it.
For mail-orders, borrowers reimburse the library for shipping costs. You may mail us a check or stamps, but if you have a Paypal account, you can now reimburse the library for postage costs by directing your Paypal payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2016, the General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America allocated $60,000 for the library budget, which allows us to operate 15 hours per week (Thurs-Fri-Sat 10 am – 3 pm).
Donations to supplement the current budget for the library can be made online at: https://secure.anthroposophy.org/np/clients/anthroposophy/campaign.jsp?campaign=145
In addition a group of supporters, the Rudolf Steiner Library Circle of Friends, has formed to help the library remain sustainable into the future. The group is in the process of incorporating and will soon be mailing an appeal for donations to augment the current library budget.
Thank you for your support!
P.S. This will be our last blog entry for now—with our current 15-hour/week schedule, it’s not possible to keep up with everything. We will continue to focus on meeting our members’ research and borrowing requests.