2019 Program Applications Are Open

Are you a Californian librarian or library staff member interested in creating or expanding community programs for adults and intergenerational groups? Do you want to explore and strengthen your community partnerships, work with a dynamic group of librarians from across the state, and improve your programming reach and impact? We would love input on these…

CCFB at CLA Conference 2018

We’ve added more details to our presentations coming up soon at CLA Conference 2018. If you’re interested in learning more about our Book to Action, Rural Libraries Tour, or Community Conversations with Veterans programs, we strongly encourage you to join us at the dates and times below. Did you enjoy the Top 5×5 Adult Reading Recommendation…

Discover Great Places Through Reading

In 2018, California Center for the Book & the California State Library are again sharing the latest Beatty award winner at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater will be one of a handful of featured titles we recommend to…

Tulare County #BookToAction

Tulare County Library’s Book to Action series has been in the news recently. Read on to see how Tulare County library staff worked with their community partners and tied their programs into the book festival. Blurb from Foothills Sun-Gazette article:  Author Tim Z. Hernandez’s book on 28 farmworkers killed in the worst airplane disaster in California…

2018 Beatty Award Announced: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

The Beatty Award Committee has just announced the 2018 winner. Congratulations to Dashka Slater! We are excited that this selection is also a 2018 Book to Action title, selected as part of the #BookToAction series hosted by the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries. The Book to Action program in San Luis Obispo is coordinated…