The Library is open, just differently. 
Because of the Pandemic, the Friends of the Park City Library will not be holding their Labor Day Book Sale or Author Luncheon. We have thought of creative ways to serve you, however. 
New, Free E-Resource: Tutor.com
Teachers, please tell your students about Tutor.com! This goldmine resource is funded by the Friends of The Library.

"He was awesome. He made it clear and easy to understand. He slowed down when I was confused and helped me get to where I could do it on my own." - 9th grade biology student
Tutor.com provides online, on-demand academic tutoring, homework help and test preparation to K-12th grade students, plus early college students and adult learners.  Any library patron can connect with a highly qualified, expert tutor in a safe and secure online classroom. Tutors are available in over 60 subjects and test prep areas daily from 3pm-10pm. Tutor.com also includes a writing lab, ACT/SAT test preparation from The Princeton Review, Advanced Placement course videos and much more.  Many resources, including the writing lab, are available 24/7.

Tutor.com connects students at their time of need to one of over 3,000 expert tutors, all of whom have been fully vetted by and passed an extensive background check. Having nearly instant access to one-to-one homework help and tutoring helps students lower their anxiety and stress while raising their confidence about school work and their grades. In fact, over 95% of students surveyed after Tutor.com sessions say that having the service available has helped them complete their homework and raise their grades.
Online, On-Demand Academic Help for K-12 through College Students & Adult Learners Includes:

  • Academic Tutoring: Students of all ages can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class as well as Advanced Placement® test preparation and college entrance exams. Subjects include math, science, writing, English, Spanish, social studies, ACT®/SAT®, and Microsoft® Office.
  • Drop-Off Writing Reviews: Students on essays, book reports, short stories and college/scholarship application essays have two ways of getting work reviewed by Tutor.com’s live, on-demand tutoring in an interactive, online classroom or through the 24/7 Drop-Off Review service.
  • ACT® and SAT® preparation from The Princeton Review: Students preparing for college entrance exams can take practice ACT and SAT tests, receive a full score report that includes suggested areas of focus, view video lessons on tested concepts and use The Princeton Review’s practice drills to help reach their target scores. 
  • Graduate School Entrance Exam Practice: Adults preparing to apply to graduate or professional degree programs can use The Princeton Review’s practice tests for GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, and MCAT® to focus their study-time on areas in most need of improvement.
  • Practice Quizzes: Students preparing for an end-of-chapter test, a final exam or standardized test can use Tutor.com’s Practice Quizzes to assess their knowledge on over 100 areas in math, science and social studies. Practice quizzes for the ASVAB are also available.
  • Videos lessons: Students can access video lessons for Advanced Placement® courses as well as math and English lessons area available 24/7 to help students review or learn new concepts.  
  • 24/7 Study Skills Coaching: Students in K-12 and Higher Education programs can keep on track with their work by improving their study skills and become better learners. Study Skills Coaching will focus on improving academic skills, develop strategic study skills, and gain confidence needed to achieve their academic goals.
  • Resume Review: Improve your resume by having your resume reviewed by a professional. You will receive feedback to make your achievements shine and be more aligned with what employers are looking for.
Your Own Personal Shopper
The Friends of the Park City Library now has a personal shopper, Sandy Jackson. FOL will not be having our usual Labor Day Used Book Sale because of COVID-19. With a donation to the FOL, Sandy will shop through our donated books for you. She will tell you what your books would’ve cost at the book sale and you can determine the donation from there. Categories include non-fiction and fiction, history, biography, children’s, mystery and romance as well as books in Spanish. If there are other categories of interest, let Sandy know.

Send Sandy an inquiry at sandajj@yahoo.com. Please provide your phone number in case Sandy needs to call you.
Board Member Highlight
The FOL’s treasurer is Patti Sanborn. She keeps track of all the money going out and in. She has a BS in Business from Indiana University. She’s been in Park City for 25 years and also enjoys pickleball, golf, and bridge.
Curbside Pick-Up
The FOL spent over $10,000 in 2019-2020 to supplement the library’s collection.
 
Even though the bookshelves are closed, you can place your books on hold online and the librarians will email you with instructions for pick up. Alternatively, librarians will help you with choosing and finding a book.

Park City Library hours are Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Detailed instructions are on the Library webpage here.  
Doing Our Part
The FOL Board has been meeting on the patio during the pandemic, following Summit County’s mask directive.
Local Author Event
The Library’s patio has gorgeous Park City sunshine! The Library patio was the venue to meet our local authors - Lola Beatlebrox, Justin Call, Susan Silverton, and Melanie Webb, who shared their latest works. Tim Daniels provided music. Coffee, ice tea, bagels, donuts and yogurt parfaits were catered by Lucky Ones Coffee. The Friends of the Park City Library sponsored this gathering, which is held every year. Please encourage your friends who are local authors to apply for next year’s event. Maybe we’ll have that function in the sunshine also, even if there is no COIVID. 
Membership
Thank you for your Membership to the Friends of the Library. We continue to value both the help of your past support and the importance of your renewal contributions.
 
  • Especially now that we can’t actually be there in the Library to look through those shelves—we can help the Library with eBooks and other virtual resources.
  • Especially now when our other Library fundraisers are in jeopardy this year.
  • With these big unknowns, especially now, the Friends of the Library needs your support, to fulfill our promises to the Library so they can be there for you. 
 
If you are able to help the Library now with your Membership support, your FOL donation site is up and easy to access online:  https://friends-of-the-park-city-library.square.site.
Book Donations
Donations of used books are accepted at the library year-round. Donations should be in decent condition. The Library does not accept water damaged or torn books, weekly magazines or magazines older than 6 months, VHS, cassettes, records, photo albums, office supplies, text books, user manuals, oversized or reference books, jigsaw puzzles or computer equipment. The books are either added to the library’s collection or donated to the Friends of the Library.

Donate books Thursday - Saturday 10am-4pm.
Live PC Give PC
Every November, Live PC Give PC brings Park City together for 24 hours of extreme generosity. This giving day has raised millions of dollars for local nonprofits over the past 10 years. Whether you live, work, stay, or play here, you benefit from our nonprofits, and this year is critical for COVID-19 stabilization and recovery. Please remember the Friends of the Park City Library when you donate on November 6th