Curbside Library Service
Janet Fabio and Virginia Bynum
The SaddleBrooke Community Libraries are very excited to be able to offer curbside library pickup. This service is available only at the SaddleBrooke One Library and you can only reserve cataloged items held in that library.
If you are a registered library user at either DesertView or SaddleBrooke, you are ready to use the online catalog. If you are not registered as a patron at the SaddleBrooke Community Libraries, or if you have trouble accessing the online catalog, email the library at [email protected] A volunteer soon will call you and get you registered.
Visit the SaddleBrooke Community Libraries website at www.sblibraries.com and go to the link for the online catalog. On the catalog home page, click on “My Account.” A Patron Login will pop up. If you are a registered library patron, enter your phone number, no dashes, and no 520 area code. If you have an out-of-state cell number, enter all 10 digits (no dashes), then enter your password.
Search the Catalog
Click on Library Catalog to begin your search. Click on “All Locations,” then “SaddleBrooke” to narrow your search to SaddleBrooke One Library items. We do not currently have access to the library collection at DesertView.
Looking for newer fiction books? Click on the drop-down menu under “All Collections,” select “7 Day New Fiction,” then click search. If you want to see the very latest books, click on “All Time Periods,” choose “New Items Within 7 Days,” and click Search.
When you find an item you wish to reserve, click on the green box “Reserve Item.” Make sure you specify SaddleBrooke as your pickup location.
When your desired books are available, you will be notified by email and phone regarding how and when to pick them up. Items will be available for pickup under the portico at the SaddleBrooke One clubhouse on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons between 2 and 4 p.m. You cannot enter the clubhouse. All fines will be waived during this time of restricted access to the libraries.
You may return any SaddleBrooke One Library items during the pick-up times. Please bring them in a paper grocery bag in order to quarantine them safely. Do not return DesertView or Cholla Library material to SaddleBrooke One Library. Neither of these two libraries are currently open.
For questions regarding safe handling of library materials in accord with CDC guidelines, go to the SaddleBrooke Community Libraries website at www.sblibraries.com.
Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries Needs Your Help
If you are looking for new ways to be productive while helping the SaddleBrooke community, Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries (FSL) has a critical need for volunteers. FSL was established in 2000 to provide funding for library materials and equipment for our three community libraries. FSL raises money through membership fees, community education events, and tax-exempt gifts. Only a strong and vibrant FSL can ensure that the libraries remain well-stocked.
FSL is looking for volunteers for the following positions for 2020-21, starting as soon as possible. Online training will be available.
Membership Committee: Reports Processor
Duties include running monthly reports and editing data to ensure data integrity. May occasionally back up other processors. Must be comfortable with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and the internet, organized, detail-oriented, and analytical. Duties will require about five to ten hours per month, which can be done from home. If you are interested or want additional information, contact Sharon Triester, membership chair, at [email protected] or 520-825-9880.
Membership Committee: Renewals Processor
Duties include sending monthly renewal notices to members and twice monthly thank you letters. May occasionally back up payment processor. Must be comfortable with Microsoft Excel and Word, organized, and detail-oriented. Job will entail about five to ten hours per month, which can be done from home. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Sharon Triester, membership chair, at [email protected] or 520-825-9880.
CRM Committee: Co-Systems Administrator
Duties include creating reports, implementing new functionality, and ensuring data integrity in our new Bloomerang constituent relationship management (CRM) system. Must be comfortable with web-based systems, Microsoft Excel, and Word; analytical; organized; and detail-oriented. It is desirable to also have marketing or digital marketing experience. Job will require about two to three hours per week, which can be done from home. If interested in this position, contact Bette Stephens, CRM systems analyst, at [email protected] or 206-819-8827.
CRM Committee Co-Chair
Duties include working with FSL board members and the CRM systems administrators to increase engagement with current and prospective FSL members. Must be collaborative, organized, analytical, and forward-thinking. Helpful to have marketing experience, including familiarity with basic online systems. This job will require about five to ten hours per month, which can be done from home. If interested, contact Laura Pauli, FSL president, at [email protected] or 520-818-1742.