Friends of the Copper Queen Library
The Friends of the Copper Queen Library
PO BOX 516 | Bisbee, AZ 85603
President: Joan Reichel
Vice President: Sara Curtis
Secretary: Cathy Clifton
Treasurer: Carol Lokey
Members at Large: Nicole Hansen | Karen Corey | Kathie Muserelli | James Coull | Rachel Whyte
Board Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 5 PM in the Young Adult Room of the Library.
Annual Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser
Get ready! Our 31st Annual Chocolate Tasting, in partnership with See's, goes live on January 15... we will publish the address of our Copper Queen Library shop on See's website as soon as we have it.Bisbee's commercial and home bakers donate 1000's of pieces of chocolate delicacies for ticket holds at this every popular event, now in it's 31th year. Guests also have a chance to participate in a Silent Auction and throw their names into a Raffle, as well.
The Friends of the Copper Queen Library is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization that supports the library by purchasing library materials and sponsoring activities and events, which include, but not limited to:
- Preschool Story Hour, every Friday morning at 10:30 AM
- Summer Reading Program, Wednesday mornings in June and July
- Arizona Humanities' Lecture and Travelling Road Scholar Series
- Feature Films and Documentaries screened at the Bisbee Royale every second Wednesday of the month
- Freewrite, a ten-week creative writing workshop facilitated by James Coull @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Annual Altered Books Show and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Always the last Saturday in August, this Silent Auction showcases the creative spirit of artists from around the area who transform books into beautiful works of art. From wall hangings to sculpture, this show always seems to amaze. This year's Altered Books Auction will be held online, however, art may be viewed a the Central School from Thursday, August 26 - Saturday, August 28 from 4 - 7 PM, with capacity limited.
Altered Books Show and Silent Auction Call to Artists 2021
The Friends of the Copper Queen Library has issued a Call to Artists for their upcoming Altered Books Online Auction which will take place from Thursday, August 26 - Saturday, August 28, 2021.
Artists may submit up to two pieces, and all pieces must include a book element. Space is limited this year, so they Friends prefer wall hanging pieces, if possible, but they appreciate any and all of our artist’s beautiful work.
Drop off day for submitted work will be Monday, August 23, between 11 AM and 6 PM. Artists are asked to bring a separate entry form for each piece of art. Unsold pieces must be picked up on Sunday, August 29, between 11 AM and 3 PM.
Please note that this year’s auction will be held online, however, art may be viewed at Central School from Thursday, August 26 - Saturday, August 28 from 4 - 7 PM, with capacity limited.
Artist are able to pick up entry forms at the Copper Queen Library, or click here to download a form to print yourself.
This year’s Altered Books Show will by on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 5 - 8 PM at the Central School, 43 Howell Avenue in Old Bisbee.
All Memberships to The Friends of the Copper Queen Library include a subscription to their quarterly newsletter, Among Friends. All new and renewed memberships are listed in the newsletter. Sustaining Memberships include your name on the Sustaining Friends Plaque displayed in the Library.
Many Volunteers are needed to help The Friends in their two big fundraisers, The Chocolate Tasting and Altered Books Show and Silent Auction. And The Friends' Bookstore can always use volunteers to work a shift or two a week.
Click here for a Volunteer Form
Click here for a Membership form
Memberships are as follows:
- $10 | Individual Membership
- $25 | Family Membership
- $50 | Supporting Membership
- $100 | Sustaining Membership @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Catch up with the Friends of the Copper Queen Library with their "Among Friends" Newsletter!
- Chocolate 2017
- Spring 2017
- Summer 2017
- Winter 2017
- Spring 2018
- Summer 2018
- Autumn/Winter 2018 Page 1
- Autumn/Winter 2018 Page 2
- Chocolate 2019
- Spring 2019
- Summer 2019
- Holiday 2019
- Spring 2020
- Summer 2020
- Winter 2020
- Spring 2021
- Summer 2021
- Winter 2021
The Friends' Bookstore
The Friends' Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Library Building by the elevator. Gently used books, DVDs, music CDs and more are available for purchase. Donations are welcome, depending on shelf space. All proceeds of the Bookstore benefit the Copper Queen Library.
Hours generally follow the Library's hours.