Sacramento Public Library

Library Happenings: March 2014

Events in and around the around the Sacramento Public Library in March.
Pictured above, Sacramento Kings Derrick Williams and Reggie Evans join North Sacramento Library Supervisor Nicole Powell and Library Director Rivkah K. Sass at an event marking the Kings’ donation of $100,000 to local literacy programs. The Sacramento Public Library received $25,000, as did the United Way's STAR Readers project; The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE)’s Preschool Bridging Model Plus; and Sacramento READS!, a 10-year initiative that seeks to improve literacy among 8- to 10-year-olds.

Author Kelly Corrigan was the guest at the Sacramento Bee Book Club on March 13 in the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. The Bay Area memoirist—author of the books The Middle Place, Lift and most recently Glitter and Glue—had the audience of 300 in stitches for much of the night.

Michelle Peterson cuts the ribbon at the new Veterans Resource Station at the Southgate Library. The station provides assistance through trained volunteers who can connect veterans and their families to benefits and resources, and was made possible by a Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grant. Peterson is a housing supervisor at the nearby Sacramento Veterans Resource Center, helping veterans find housing. Nearly 70 people attended the opening.

Toddler storytime at Central Library brings people together—specifically this chair-full of 2- and 3-year-olds. Cleo Bell, Harish Parameswaran and Hirschel Swann are known as “the storytime regulars” or sometimes “the fearsome trio.”

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Many of our branches celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 110th birthday on March 2. Here are North Natomas Library patrons Rohn Allison (4) and Sukhmann and Pritampaul Bhatti (6 and 3) flying the cat’s hat with pride.

Library Technology Assistant Christopher Trew conducts a technology help session with patron James Rembert at Central. The Sacramento Public Library offers a variety of tech help classes and drop-in sessions across our system.

The Sacramento Public Library took two awards at the local 2013-14 American Advertising Federation Awards hosted by the Sacramento Ad Club for the advertising campaign supporting One Book Sacramento: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. The campaign promoted the Slender Poe Anthology of works by Poe, published by the library’s own I Street Press. Laura Koivunen—our graphic designer and the person who deserves the most credit for our wins—holds one of the awards.

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