Welcome to the Village Library

By Nicole Tifvermann
Public Information Officer, The Village Library
  Whether you are new to Skidaway Island or just never have ventured into The Village Library, we welcome you! Below are the answers to some questions you may have about our island’s library. What is The Village Library?
  • A community library created by a group of Skidaway Island visionaries in 1990.
  • Georgia nonprofit §501(c)(3) corporation
  • Located at 1 Skidaway Village Square
  • Managed and run by volunteers with no paid employees
  • Not affiliated with any public library system and receives no government funds
  • Funded by membership fees, donations, book and DVD rentals, used book sales, and engraved bricks
  • More than 2,400 members
What can I find at The Village Library? 
  • More than 24,000 books to borrow for three weeks at no cost, except the annual $10 membership fee
  • New books added every month
  • More than 14,000 fiction books, including contemporary, classics, award winners, and multiple copies of the most popular authors’ books
  • 800 biographies and 3,000 other non-fiction books, including a large selection of history, gardening, and cookbooks
  • 1,500 popular books in Large Print format
  • More than 4,500 children’s books organized by reading ability, including beginner to elementary and middle school
  • Latest books and best seller “rentals” at 30 cents per day
  • 1,700 DVDs and audio books for rent at 40 cents per day
  • “Great Courses” CDs and DVDs borrowed for three weeks at no cost
  • Used hardcover and paperback books for sale to anyone, not just members
  • Art for sale, donated by local artists
  • The current issue of TWATL and the New York Times Sunday Book Review
  • A brick entry to the library with engraved bricks donated by patrons
  • Planters at the entrance generously donated and maintained by The Landings Garden Club
How can I become a member of The Village Library?
  • Membership open to everyone (residency on Skidaway Island not required)
  • $10 annual membership fee per family
  • Visit the Library to complete a membership form
When is The Village Library open?
  • For browsing, currently open on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (limited to eight patrons at a time; please wear a mask and maintain social distance)
  • For curbside delivery, currently open Wednesday through Saturday, accepting phone orders (912-598-1183) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pickup between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Check the Library’s online catalog (https://thevillagelibrary.library.site) or follow the link from our website (http://www.thevillagelibrary.org) to see what is available.
How can I support The Village Library?
  • Join the library
  • Purchase used books for sale year-round
  • Attend our twice-yearly outdoor book sales, in spring and fall (next sale is April 17, 2021)
  • Make “Village Library, Inc.” your charity by going to https://smile.amazon.com and making your Amazon purchases there
  • Buy a brick for a $200 donation to be engraved and placed at the library entrance
  • Become a volunteer
  • Donate books in good condition for resale (donations currently accepted on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon)
  • All cash and book donations are tax-deductible
  • Monetary donations may be dropped at the library or mailed to 1 Skidaway Village Square, Savannah, GA 31411

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

Visit landings.org to read the original article.