2016 Books for Teachers Initiative
The Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library are soliciting applications at the end of August for teachers who want to participate in the Books for Teachers Program. The selected teachers will receive $50 to purchase new books for their students. Applications will go out at the end of August to the following 32 schools in Amphi, Flowing Wells, Marana and Tucson Unified School Districts.
2015-17 Participating Schools
Amphitheater School District
Copper Creek Elementary
*Mesa Verde Elementary
Painted Sky Elementary
*Rio Vista Elementary
Marana School District
*Picture Rocks Elementary (Consolidation with *Desert Winds Elementary)
Flowing Wells Unified School District
*Homer Davis Elementary
*Richardson Elementary (New)
Tucson Unified School District (New)
I requested nine of schools with the greatest need
*Morgan Maxwell K-8
Basis Oro Valley Primary
Imago Dei Middle School
(No tuition, Inner City Students)
* Title I schools
Scholarship Winners 2016
The friends of the Oro Valley Public Library have awarded four college scholarships based upon criteria including outstanding academic achievement, exemplary community service, and enrollment in a two or four year institution of higher learning in the state of Arizona.
Second year recipients Mackenzie Orlosky (CDO ’16), Emily Haskell (CDO ’16), Mary McNamara (Salpointe Catholic H.S. ’16), and Nathan Firor (CDO ’16) will each receive a $1500 award payable to the school of their choice. Beginning in 2017, scholarship recipients will each receive a $3000 award for a total of $12,000.
Monies for the scholarship program are provided through the myriad fundraising efforts of FOVPL volunteers as well as from private donations.
Additional information pertaining to scholarship applications may be accessed.
Spring 2016 Book Sale a Real Success
Thanks to All who assisted and attended.
2016 Spring Book Sale
Partnership with the Tucson Children’s Museum
The Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library has partnered with the new Childrens Museum Oro Valley to provide educational and fun programs. Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library has given to the Tucson Children’s Museum a sum of $31,225 to support literacy for the children in our community.
At the Oro Valley Public Library
October 5-8, 2016.
Wednesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – Half Price Day! 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Bag Day! 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
For Bag Day $1.00 Friends reusable bag required. Fill that bag with books for $7.00