As the 2021 Book to Action initiatives wrap up in July, we’re adding completed case study documents to the Equity, Health, and Sustainability pages. Each Book to Action initiative features a central title related to one or more of the three big themes, a list of community partners, a summary of the community engagement initiative, and a link to the PDF case study document. Additional case studies will be added over the coming weeks. Please see the example below, visit the Book to Action Playlist on YouTube (also embedded below), and explore the 1,500+ #BookToAction tags on Instagram for more!
The Book to Action 2021 team consists of 110 participating library locations, almost 200 library staff members, 36 unique Book to Action initiatives, and 35 California library jurisdictions. Thank you to all of the team members for your flexibility, grit, and willingness to share lessons learned on partnerships and community engagement throughout the year.
Book to Action Summary & Case Study Example
Library: Monrovia Public Library
Book: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Community Partners: City of Monrovia Hillside Wilderness Preserve Team, Arlington Garden in Pasadena
Summary: The Monrovia Public Library’s 2021 Book to Action will be focusing on the theme of Sustainability, specifically the topics of Indigenous land stewardship practices and California Wildfires, by reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Virtual programs will include a book discussion, nature workshops, documentary screenings and live interviews with local experts on California native plants, regenerative farming, composting, the 2020 Bobcat Fire, and general fire safety. Monrovia aims to present their community with everyday actions they can take to help prevent wildfires by connecting with nature and being good citizens of our one and only Planet Earth.
Program Coordinator: Stefanie Ulate
Case Study: Monrovia Public Library Book to Action Case Study Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants