2016 Book to Action

In 2016, Book to Action programs were implemented at 21 libraries, supplied 2,500 books, supported 136 author events and discussions, and reached 6,281 community members.  92% of respondents reported that they learned something new and valuable about a current topic by reading and discussing the book chosen for the project. 86% responded that they learned something new and valuable about a service need in their community.

ALAMEDA FREE LIBRARY
BOOK: The Nature Principle by Richard Louv
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Cosette Ratliff
COMMUNITY PARTNER: East Bay Regional Park District and Alameda Recreation and Parks
Department

ANAHEIM PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOOK: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Guadalupe Gomez
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Karate For All, Braille Institute, No Limits, Anaheim Union High School District’s WorkAbility Program, Team of Advocates for Special Kids, Down Syndrome Association of Orange County, Therapeutic Arts, Talk About Curing Autism, Chelsie Hill and the Walk & Roll Dance Team, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Lions Club.

BEAUMONT LIBRARY DISTRICT
BOOK: Until Tuesday and Tuesday Tucks Me In, both by Luis Carlos Montalván
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Erin Morrow
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Guide Dogs of the Desert, Rio Ranch Market, Soroptimist International of Banning-Beaumont, Laura May Stewart Foundation, Barnes & Noble, Beaumont Women’s Club, Friends of the Beaumont Library District

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY LIBRARIES – Danville Library
BOOK: A Place at the Table (Documentary)
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Chris Gray
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties, The Urban Farmers

CSU FULLERTON & TITAN DREAMERS RESOURCE CENTER
BOOK: We Are Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream by William Perez
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Lettycia Terrones and Henoc Preciado
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Buena Park High School, CSUF Early College Program

FRESNO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOOK: Love, Life, and Elephants: an African Love Story by Daphne Sheldrick & Owen & Mzee: Language of Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Shannon Morrison
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Fresno Chaffee Zoo

LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY
BOOK: The Oral History Workshop by Cynthia Hart
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Christopher Veach
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Lake County Museum, Wolf Creek Archeology

MENDOCINO COUNTY LIBRARY – Fort Bragg Branch
BOOK: Still Alice by Lisa Genova & God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Karen Horner
COMMUNITY PARTNER: City of Fort Bragg Senior Center

NEVADA COUNTY LIBRARY
BOOK: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Josie Andrews
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES – La Habra Branch
BOOK: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi and The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: David Elliott
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Washington Middle School Water Guardians

REDONDO PUBLIC LIBRARIES in conjunction with County of Los Angeles Public Library (Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach Libraries)
BOOK: Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans by Charles Moore
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Susan Anderson
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Surfrider, Project Save Our Surf, The Woods Art Studio, SEA Lab, Hermosa Cinema Society, Roundhouse Aquarium, Redondo Beach Arts Group

RIVERSIDE COUNTY LIBRARY – El Cerrito Branch
BOOK: National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies & National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly both by Laura Marsh
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Nancy Reiter
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sycamore Creek Interpretative Center, Temescal Valley Heritage Foundation, We Are Temescal Valley, We Are Temescal Valley Beautification, and 12 Temescal Valley homeowner associations

RIVERSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOOK: Our Kids: the American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Tonya Kennon
COMMUNITY PARTNER: University of California, Riverside, School of Public Policy; Riverside Unified School District

SAN ANSELMO PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOOK: A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Alyson Geller, Linda Kenton
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Safe Routes to School, Drake High School, Central Marin Police, Impact Teen Drivers, Life-Saver

SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES
BOOK: Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Brenda McIlroy, Leslie Auerbach
COMMUNITY PARTNER: City of Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH); Ecology Action; Coastal Watershed Council; Save Our Shores; Scotts Valley High School; San Lorenzo Valley Union School District Charter School; City of Santa Cruz Water Department

SHASTA PUBLIC LIBRARIES
BOOK: Some Assembly Required: The Not-So- Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Amanda Allpress
COMMUNITY PARTNER: NorCal OUTreach Project

TEHAMA COUNTY LIBRARY
BOOK: The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Todd Deck
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Salisbury High School

TOLOWA DEE-NI’ NATION TRIBAL FAMILY RESOURCE LIBRARY
BOOK: The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Dorothy Wait
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Open Door Community Health Center, Seamless Summer Meals Program, Minority Outreach Network

TURLOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOOK: Everyday Bicycling: Ride a Bike for Transportation by Elly Blue
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Diane Bartlett
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Friends of the Turlock Public Library, Bike Turlock