Library invites new members and volunteers.
6-27 April. The S. Susanna Library, the English-language lending library in Rome, is appealing for new members and volunteers as it announces its latest book sale, running from 6-27 April.
Attached to the parish of the American Catholic Church in Rome, the library has provided a lending service to Rome’s English-speaking readers for over 60 years, and is operated with the assistance of volunteers. The church's rector Fr Greg Apparcel says: "We need volunteers to come once a month, or once every six weeks, to open the library and serve the community. We also need you to become a member."
Under the title Give a pre-loved book a home, each title in the book sale will have a donation amount indicated to help cover the library's operating costs. Library coordinator Tonia White says the categories of the books on sale include "drama, religion, biographies, fiction and non-fiction (specifically about Italy), mystery, cooking, psychology and young adult fiction. There are also English-language DVD's and CD talking-books."
The library is located on the second floor of the building to the right of the Church of S. Susanna, and it houses over 20,000 titles. Its categories include literature, art, religion, archaeology, history, travel, cookery and novels, as well as a children’s section containing many out-of-print classics.
Tues 10.00-13.00, Wed 15.00-18.00, Thurs 11.00-15.30, Fri 13.00-16.00, Sat & Sun 10.00-12.30.