One of my recent columns urged folk to pick out a local good nonprofit cause to receive their volunteer time and monetary donations.

The Town Crier has decided to take our own suggestion by unofficially affiliating itself with the Friends of the Idyllwild Library and the library itself.

Our library has enjoyed a long and colorful history, as so aptly set forth by Bob Smith in his column on page 5 of this week’s paper.

It not only supplies a variety of books on its shelves, but it secures delivery to us of works from other libraries as well.

Our library provides us with meeting rooms for activities of many types — lectures, children’s story hours, exhibits, meetings with our public officials and more.

And the Friends of the Idyllwild Library voluteer their time to contribute so much to all that our library provides for us: book sales, special events, fundraising and helping out in every way they can.

The Town Crier wishes to help by establishing a new, regular feature beginning with next week’s issue — “This week at the Library” — which will provide notice of all the library’s upcoming goings on, collected all in one special place that is easy to find each week — and we will provide photo coverage of as many library events as possible.

Of course, we will work as closely as possible with the Friends of the Idyllwild Library and the library staff in an effort to cover it all.

Becky Clark, Editor