Greer Library Friends

The Greer Library Friends, founded in 1998,

provides support for the Greer Library by focusing attention on library services and providing community education through speakers, authors, workshops and literary discussions as well as creating and maintaining the Tina Phillips Memorial Butterfly Garden, adjacent to the Community Center.

Join Us

Annual dues:

  • $20 for Single Membership
  • $30 for a Family Membership
  • $150 Single Lifetime Membership
  • $250 Family Lifetime Membership

Enclose payment and completed Membership Form to

 

Greer Library Friends

 1300 S. Amity Ln 

Eager, AZ 85925

If you would like any further information about the Greer Library Friends organization and events, please contact Jean Nelson with the form below.

Becoming a member of the Greer Library Friends is a great way to meet interesting people and support the activities and events that the organization brings to our community.

Apache County Library District

Greer Memorial Library

Phone: (928) 735 – 7710

Fax: (928) 735 – 7710

Address:

74 A County Road 1120/Main Street
PO Box 144
Greer, AZ 85927

Opening Hours:

Tuesday 9am – 12pm

Friday and Saturday 9am – 2pm

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Each year, we will feature new speakers and host an authors luncheon.

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Although the 2020 pandemic required the cancellation of most events, we hope to see a return of the following in 2021 .

Book Discussions

1 PM to 2 PM in the Greer Community Center Breezeway.  All community members and visitors are welcome to “drop by” for the discussion.  Copies of the selected books are made available in the library.

2021 GLF Schedule:

  • June 22: The Assassin’s Accomplice by Kate Larson
  • July 13: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
  • July 27: In the Great Apache Forest by James Willard Shultz (in conjunction with the Butterfly Lodge Museum)
  • August 10: Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
  • August 24: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
  • September 14: Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder

Authors Luncheon

The highlight of this catered, ticketed luncheon is a presentation by a published author discussing their works and participating in a Q & A.  Most years this has been a sold out event.  

Dates Coming Soon

Speakers

Presentations on various topics of local interest.  Past topics have included astronomy, local wildlife, and Arizona State history.

Dates Coming Soon

Classes

Usually offered by our talented locals, past classes have included card making, yoga, tai chi, basket making, and cooking at altitude.

Dates Coming Soon

Library Tea

A fun social gathering for community members featuring good things to eat, games, and prizes.

Dates Coming Soon

Inspired by a book discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior about the challenges of butterfly migration, GLF decided to create a garden that would attract butterflies to the village and enhance the Greer Community Center.  Funds were raised through donations and the sale of personalized pavers and today the Tina Phillips Memorial Garden is a lovely addition to the neighborhood.

The garden is maintained by volunteers who meet on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM.  If you have a green thumb or just like to pull weeds, please feel free to drop by.

To stimulate increased usage and enhancement of library resources and services and to help enrich lives of the local community by focusing public attention on library services, facilities and needs, encouraging donations, gifts, endowments and bequests to the library and providing education through speakers, authors, workshops and literary discussions.

GLF support of the library, other community organizations and community events are made possible by membership dues, donations and fundraising events such as book and bake sales.

Our History

Compiled by Susan Kulbacki Nov 2020

The A V Greer Memorial Library started as a volunteer library established by Postmaster
Florence Greer Crosby in 1959. Agnes Rogers became the volunteer librarian in 1971. She
added best sellers and upgraded the library by raising funds with bake sales and an annual quilt
raffle. In October 1975 Apache County created the Apache County Library District, funded by a
secondary property tax, and comprising seven libraries.

In 1975 Agnes became the first paid librarian. Ramona Harp was the Library Manager from
1992 until 2014 when she retired. Susan Kulbacki worked as Manager until 2018. Felipa Earl
currently manages both the Round Valley and the Greer Libraries.

In September of 1998 the Greer Library Friends (GLF) was established by a group of
community women who met after they heard that the library was closing due to lack of
housing. Apache County Library District Director Judith Pepple also attended the meeting. She
described how library friends groups worked and how to achieve its formation.
Eleanor Meyers organized the meeting and became the first GLF President. Among the
founding members were Ramona Harp, Manager of the Greer Library, Billy McEntire, Margaret
Kurtz, Isabel Perry, Janet Pegnam, Nadine Stanley, Ardis Schildkraut, Ruth Duperret, Carolyn
Curran and Susan Kulbacki.

The group saved the library and arrangements were made with Molly Butler’s Restaurant to
lease their basement for the library. Previously the library was located in Janet and Peter
Pegnam’s building on Main Street…

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If you would like any further information about the Greer Library Friends, please contact Jean using the following form.

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