2020 Community Conversations with Veterans Welcome!

A warm welcome to the participating libraries and local coordinators for Community Conversations with Veterans 2020! California Center for the Book will support 18 Community Conversations with Veterans initiatives at 20 library locations across California. The following library staff members will create community partnerships and engage veterans, their families, and the community.

Arcadia Public Library Pat Smith
Azusa City Library Leila Hassen
City of Commerce Public Library – Rosewood Olivia Audoma
Coronado Public Library Franklin Escobedo
Fresno County Public Library – Betty Rodriguez Regional Library James Tyner
Kern County Library – Beale Memorial Library Ashley Clay
Kern County Library – Ridgecrest Library Charissa Wagner
Mission Viejo Library Patrice Rand
OC Public Libraries – Garden Grove Main & Tustin Branches Cassandra Sargent
Oceanside Public Library – Civic Center & Mission Branch Monica Chapa Domercq
Sacramento Public Library – Rancho Cordova Katie Ball
San Jose Public Library – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Rosemary Van Lare
Santa Barbara Public Library – Central Library Jen Lemberger
Santa Maria Public Library Joanne Britton
Sonoma County Library – Cloverdale Regional Library Robert Parmenter
Tulare Public Library Carol Lovos
Ventura County Library – E.P. Foster Library Irma Morales
Whittier Public Library Rachel Fiore

Community Conversations with Veterans is a partnership between California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. The initiative offers California libraries the opportunity to connect more closely with veterans and their families, while also helping veterans and their families connect to the community and resources.