What makes Desert Foothills Library unique is the number of volunteers always available to help the patrons in any way they need. The patrons often tell us how much they appreciate our assistance that they do not find in other libraries.  As a volunteer, I find that very gratifying. Also, because of our interaction with patrons, we meet interesting people we might never have otherwise and often make new friends who we get together with outside of the Library.  From the feedback I have gotten, the patrons feel the same way.

My hope for the future of the Library is that we continue to have an extensive amount and variety of books.  The Programs are delightful and draw people to the Library, but patrons have commented that they are saddened by the diminished number of books.

The diversity of programs available makes it hard to pick one as a favorite because I enjoy so many of them.  Obviously my favorite program is one I dreamed up and started a decade ago – Duet – Musicfest at the Desert Foothills Library.  As a music lover, I am so happy to be able to bring top notch musicians and the highly esteemed maestro/conductor, Robert Moody to the Library for the Duet program.  It is also nice that the English Tea Room provides “goodies”.  This event has been well attended, often sold out, and brings a bit of money to our non-profit Library. We have had 9 programs so far, and I look forward to the end of the COVID restrictions so we can continue this program.

My favorite book that I checked out of the Library is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.  This book has introduced me to a genre I was not familiar with and I have gone on to check out others like it.

With fond thoughts of the Library I miss at this time.

Annis P. Scott
Volunteer holding Images Arizona Magazine while working at the circulation desk