Community Conversations with Veterans 2019 Summary

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Community Conversations with Veterans initiative.  The 2019 infographic shows a summary of library and community participants. We are excited to continue this partnership with Veterans Connect @ the Library into 2020. Library staff members interested in creating community partnerships and engaging with veterans, their families, and the…

Book to Action 2019 Summary

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Book to Action initiative. The infographic above shows some of the results. Community member feedback was extensive this year! Interested in Book to Action 2020? Check out the Book to Action page and toolkit and drop in to ask questions or share your thoughts during the CCFB…

CCFB Program Drop In

Do you have questions about Book to Action or Community Conversations with Veterans? Get them answered in this informal Zoom session. No slides, no presentation – just questions, answers, and discussion.  This drop in session is a great time to learn from others and fine tune your 2020 Book to Action and Community Conversations with…

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Welcome Laura Ishizaka to the Advisory Council

We are happy to announce Laura Ishizaka as the newest member of the California Center for the Book Advisory Council. Laura Ishizaka is an Adult Services Librarian with the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) in Rolling Hills Estates, where she has been serving the community for three years. During her time at the PVLD Laura…

Rural Libraries Tour 2019 Summary

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Rural Libraries Tour! We are excited to continue our work with Poets & Writers on this important initiative that brings writing workshops to rural libraries across California. Big thanks to our participating rural library staff and their community partners. Last but not least, we honor and…

Ventura County Library Partners with Turning Point Foundation Veterans Transitional Housing

Irma Morales, Senior City Librarian at Ventura County Library, partnered with the Turning Point Foundation as part of their Community Conversations with Veterans series. An open house and luncheon at the Turning Point Foundation’s Transitional Housing facility brought together the library, the Foundation, the veterans currently participating in the housing program, and other community partners that help…