2020 Rural Libraries Tour Welcome!

We are proud to partner with Poets & Writers, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers, to present poetry and writing workshops on the Rural Libraries Tour. There was very strong interest in the Rural Libraries Tour this year, but after difficult decisions, we are happy to announce the 14 participating libraries! From January –…

2020 Book to Action Welcome!

Please welcome the participating libraries and local coordinators for Book to Action 2020! California Center for the Book will support 26 Book to Action series at 55 library locations across California. The following library staff members will collaborate with their community partners to create dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. The participating libraries, local…

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…

El Segundo 2019 Book To Action: There There by Tommy Orange

El Segundo Public Library’s first Book to Action (2019) featured There There by Tommy Orange and focused on exploring urban Native American and indigenous experiences. Partners included the El Segundo Museum of Art, City of El Segundo Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, City of El Segundo Recreation and Parks Department, El Segundo Unified School District,…