The Friends of Sacramento Public Library
recently received one of the highest statewide library honors: the 2012 California Library Trustees and Commissioners Association
(CALTAC) award for outstanding service to a library.
The Friends is community volunteer organization whose more than 4,380 members advocate for the Sacramento Public Library and provide funding for books and materials, programs and library activities, primarily through selling discarded and donated books and materials.
“The Friends members do so much for all our Sacramento Public Library branches, and I am absolutely thrilled that they are recognized for all that they do,” said Rivkah K. Sass, Sacramento Public Library director.
Since January, the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library and individual library branch Friends groups collectively raised more than $228,000 to enhance the library system’s 28 locations, including funding of programs and services and the purchase of new books and materials.
The library volunteer group received the award on November 3 at the California Library Association Conference in San Jose.