We want to keep our faithful book buyers we've had for years, and also reach out to a new audience," Joe Quintana, APLF chairman, said last week while final touches were being made.
made a lot of them.
said, anonymous benefactors offered to pay the first year's rent at the mall store to make the move possible.
"This was an opportunity which the APLF
board approved," he
"We had the volunteers and the foundation members working together to make it happen."
In addition to Salgado and McElderry, Quintana credited the other board members for their support: Gerrie Bostick, corresponding secretary and historian; Leslie Singh, recording secretary; and Joylyn Mercouris, Mike Lane, Michael B. Smith, Elizabeth Watson and Doyon.
"We decided we could build more awareness of the library and the foundation if we were more in the public eye over a longer period of time," Quintana
The daunting task of moving the books started in March, with dozens of volunteers using cars, pickup trucks and trailers.
They got an assist on the United Way Day of Caring on May 13 from 30 Holloman Air Force Base 49th Force Support Squadron personnel.
"That was a great day for us.
They even cleaned out the IGA building and swept it," Quintana