Library

With the reopening of Madera Clubhouse, the Quail Creek Library is now open during Member Services hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 3 pm. Please follow the Guidelines during COVID-19: Library Reopening Plan, Guidelines, and Procedures

The Library at Madera Clubhouse is a lending library with over 4,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, games, and magazines. To locate sections, please consult the diagram in the Library Operations Manual located on the bottom shelf of the return book cart. Note that the paperback books, games, and jigsaw puzzles are located behind cabinet doors.

Books need not be checked out. Users are encouraged to return items promptly. The current annual circulation is estimated to be over 12,000 books and 1,200 magazines.

Most books are shelved alphabetically by author. Most hardcover books are located on open shelves. Users are requested not to shelve returned books, but instead to place them on one of the return book carts for shelving by our volunteers. The returned books on the return carts are not available for reuse, as they will be quarantined for two days or more before shelving by our volunteers.

Donations are the prime source of all items in the Library. However, we are not accepting donations in the Madera Clubhouse Quail Creek Library during COVID-19. There are two drop-off locations available.

To set up a time and place to donate your books, please contact:

Phil Geddes, 520-625-9421, geddes5@cox.net
Susan Warburton, 520-269-0856, warburts@aol.com

Because of shelf limitations, many items cannot be retained. Currently, fiction books with the copyright 2015 or later will be retained. Duplicates are retained with copyright dates of 2018 and later. Surplus books are donated to the VA Hospital, the VA Home in Tucson, and The White Elephant. We only accept magazines from the three most current months. During COVID-19 older magazines will be recycled.

The Library Operations Manual contains a User’s Guide, Volunteer Assignment Schedule, Shelving Guidelines, Alphabetization Guidelines, Magazine Policy, Location Diagram, Long-term Library Plan, Mission Statement, a Library History, and the most recent Annual Report of the Chair.

Over 35 volunteers maintain the Library. To volunteer or make comments or suggestions, contact the Library Co-Chairs:

Mary Smith, 520-347-6022, alphiesmith@comcast.net
Susan Warburton, 520-269-0856, warburts@aol.com

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