Did you know that there are several ways to support Penrose Library, including our friends group, the WLA? WLA, short for the Women’s Library Association and Friends of Penrose Library, has been supporting the Library through membership dues and fundraising events for more than fifty years.
The WLA Mission states that, “The Women’s Library Association and Friends of Penrose Library is dedicated to the premise that a great university must have as its heart a great library.”
The WLA coordinates the Book Stack used book store in the Mary Reed building, a great place to find deals on books of all kinds. The Book Stack is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 9:00AM – 1:00PM and has monthly sales. Funds raised are used for WLA Grants to DU faculty to buy books and materials for Penrose Library that support their research and teaching. The WLA is also currently fundraising to support the Academic Commons at Penrose Library building project.
Members’ events include an annual lecture series. A fall fundraiser will feature Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, a local veterinarian who appears frequently on Animal Planet. This event will be held November 2 at the Knoebel School of Hospitality management includes lunch and the presentation. Non-members may purchase tickets for $75. For more information, please contact Andrea Howland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-3958.