Supporting the Park City Library Through...
The FOL supported the library by providing $2,000 for a new e-resource for students and job seekers (read more below).
The FOL supported the library and those at home during quarantine by providing $5,000 for e-books.
The FOL continued supporting the library guinea pigs, Canela and Buttercup, by new cages and food.
The FOL supported the library by providing $800 for planters for the library patio for all to enjoy.
The FOL supported the library by providing two virtual gardening classes - the last class had 72 participants!
The FOL supported the library by providing two virtual writing classes taught by Salty City Writing Workshop's Ella Olsen.
When She Makes Face Masks, She Makes 600
Friends of the Library Board Member, Sallie Rinderknecht, has been making face masks for the community. She has made more than 600 masks!

Her masks have been sold to businesses, non-profits, and individuals. She sells her masks for $10 and proceeds go to the Christian Center of Park City. You can order yours by contacting Sallie at

Thank you, Sallie, for helping to keep our community safe!
Membership Reminder
It’s springtime, when we usually send emails to remind you about your Friends of the Library Membership. During this unusual time we’ve all had unwelcome and confusing issues that have needed our attention instead, so we’ll use this newsletter as our special reminder. Thank you for your Membership – we continue to value the importance of your past support.
  • Especially now that we can’t actually be there, your past donations have given all Library patrons more eBooks as well as new online learning sites. Thanks to you, these resources are up and running, available even though the Library is closed.
  • Especially now when our other Library fundraisers are in jeopardy. You’re not able to browse in the FOL Book Store to purchase steals and deals. Even more worrisome, our FOL Labor Day Book Sale – the meat and potatoes of your FOL support – might not be do-able in 2020.
  • With these big unknowns, especially now, the Friends of the Library needs your support, to fulfill our financial promises and to keep these resources available to you. 
If you are able to help the Library now with your Membership support, even in this time of uncertainty, your FOL donation site is up and easy to access online at:
Board Member Highlight:
Get to Know Gerd
Gerd’s diminutive frame can be spotted around the Library because she is almost always wearing a Norwegian sweater. She was born in a small town in the Lofoten, an archipelago off the western coast of Norway. Gerd’s father was a physician who traveled from island to island and was active in the underground during WWII. After her father’s death from a stroke, they moved to Oslo.

Gerd’s mother moved to America with her new husband and Gerd joined them two years later after she secured her visa. At sixteen she started school in California not knowing a word of English, but she learned quickly. Her stepdad taught her one hundred words per night.

Gerd married in California and then, after a divorce, married her current husband, Tony, a retired neurosurgeon. Gerd’s career included teaching, being a principal and teaching English as a Second Language. At one point in her ESL newcomer class she had thirty students speaking fourteen languages. Gerd moved to Park City to be with her daughter and grandchildren when she was sixty-one and after both she and Tony had retired.

Gerd has been on the FOL board for seven years. She found out about the board through her friend and fellow board member, Patti Sanborn. Gerd’s service includes facilitating the Next Chapter Book Club with Kate Mapp. The club is for adults with varying Developmental Abilities. She also sorts books and helps with various FOL fundraising events, like the book sales.

Find Gerd in the photo above! Gerd is the one in the purple top at the end on the right. She didn’t wear her Norwegian sweater that day!
New, Free E-Resource:

"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 provides online, on-demand academic tutoring, homework help and test preparation to K-12 th 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. 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. 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 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’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’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.
  • Video 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.  
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