Barbara Madrid, an impressive retiree working with the Friends of the Marin County Free Library, manages Novato’s shop called . She is also a club member of Soroptimist International of Novato. The Soroptimist SOUNDING BOARD program on decided to turn the camera inward to interview one of its own club members — Madrid — about the Friends of the Library, which is on a path driven to raise funds for the local public library.
The Book Place is at 1608 Grant Ave. and is open daily. Books are gladly received as donations, which are then resold at low prices to the public. Many hard working volunteers help staff the store keeping it open seven days a week. Volunteer opportunities are available which include sorting new inventory, shelving books, and storefront selling. Even just three volunteer hours a month are a wonderful gift to the libraries. Email mcflFriends@pacbell.net for details about volunteering.
You can also join the Friends of the Library, which provides you with a newsletter, advanced notice of sales, and information about volunteer opportunities. Check out MarinLibraryFriends.marin.org as it shares upcoming sales, key issues facing the library, store hours, and volunteer contacts.
Watch our weekly SOUNDING BOARD shows, or watch this particular program embedded below.
The “Sounding Board” programs on NPAT are produced by club members of Soroptimist International of Novato. This blog is a preview of a program that is yet to be shown, and will be shown on a Wednesday evening at 7 or 7:30 p.m. and repeated on Saturday morning at 9 and 9:30 a.m. NPAT is our local Channel 26. NPAT's full programming can be viewed at www.npat.org/.
Remember that the statements, opinions, and views expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Soroptimist International of Novato nor that of Novato Public Access Television.
For more information about Soroptimist International of Novato, check out www.soropnovato.org.