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…

Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy | Library of Congress Literacy Award California – Open for Nominations!

  The Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award recognizes a librarian who has demonstrated passion, excellence and dedication in support of adult literacy. Two awards will be given out in 2018.  Recipients will each receive $1,000 and will be honored at California Library Association’s annual conference. The award is sponsored by the Library of…

Adult Program Showcase Slides #CLA2017

Just in case you missed the presentation at #CLA2017, here are the slides from the Adult Program Showcase. Huge thanks to the panelists listed below for sharing their experiences with the Book to Action and Californians: Community Conversations about Immigration 2017 programs. As you can see from the group photo, we had a great time…

Top One City, One Book Community Reads 2017

More than 50 California librarians voted on their choice for a top One City, One Book / Citywide read. The Top 5 selections were revealed at the Top 5×5 for Adults presentation at #CLA2017. The complete list is included below with the Top 5 shown in bold. Thank you to everyone who participated in both…

Top 5×5 Reads for Adults

The Top 5×5 Reads for Adults presentation at #CLA2017 was a hit! Attendees walked away with 25 recommendations of books published in the last 5 years. We hope to continue this program in 2018 and beyond. Thank you to everyone who attended, everyone who voted on the Top Community Reads (to be posted shortly), Helen…