Help Us Build a Better Book to Action – Opportunity for 2021

Library staff members – Are you interested in participating in the 2021 Book to Action initiative? The Book to Action 2021 initiative represents a unique opportunity for a collaborative, statewide theme / read open to 100 participating libraries and communities. We want to know what themes and titles are of interest. Social Justice, Sustainability, Equity,…

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Welcome Ron and Elaine to the Advisory Council

We recently welcomed Elaine Tai and Ron Solórzano to the California Center for the Book Advisory Council. Both Ron and Elaine were selected for their commitment to community engagement, work on diversity and equity, contributions to the library profession, support for community reads, and general willingness to dive right in and help us build stronger…

The Bearded Uke: Book and Music Pairing Concert as part of the Community Conversations with Veterans initiative

Tulare Public Library hosted a virtual concert with Edward Hernandez, also known as the Bearded Uke, as part of the Community Conversations with Veterans initiative. Librarian Carol Lovos paired new books from the Community Conversations with Veterans collection with selected songs performed on the ukulele by Edward Hernandez! Check out the wonderful pairings and beautiful…