California Department of Public Health: Public’s role in preventing spread of Ebola outlined

from KION/KCBA Central Coast News

“State health officer Dr. Ron Chapman is taking a proactive stance to prevent the potential spread of Ebola in California…For public agencies or private establishments such as schools, day care centers, libraries, grocery stores, shopping malls, etc. and a person is experiencing Ebola like symptoms and states that they are at risk of exposure to Ebola due to travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea within the last three weeks or exposure to an Ebola patient, you should isolate the person, contact the local hospital and call 9-1-1 for transport.”

Porterville: Food For Fines runs Oct. 20 to Dec. 20

from the Porterville Recorder

“The City of Porterville Library will conduct its annual “Food For Fines” campaign Oct. 20 through Dec. 20. The program allows cardholders to exchange nonperishable food items for library fines. One food item equals $1 in fines, and fines of up to $10 per card can be excused.”

Long Beach residents pay it forward with neighborhood book swap

from the Long Beach Post

“Two years ago Cindi Young decided to thin out her collection of books, but instead of simply donating them to Goodwill, she was inspired to pay it forward. Young set up a table of books outside her house on Seventh Street and Cherry. She called it the ‘Cherry Avenue Book Swap.’ Within a couple of weeks, Young had to use a three-tiered bakers rack and changed the name to the ‘Long Beach Neighborhood Book Swap’… Neighbors had planned visits to libraries, but instead now go over to the book swap.”

Patrons at Sacramento’s Arcade Library get charge out of 3-D design, printing

from the Sacramento Bee

“The staff of Sacramento’s Arcade Library never knows when lightning will strike at the Design Spot, a 3-D design and printing lab, but the charged atmosphere has led plenty of everyday people to become inventors.”

Orange County: Free Ancestry search

from the Orange County Register

“Curious about your family history but don’t want to pay $20 a month to join You don’t have to! The Orange County Public Library offers a free membership that provides access to census data; military, court, land, vital and church records; directories; passenger lists; naturalization papers; and more for ancestors from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe, Australia and elsewhere.”

New North Long Beach Library groundbreaking ceremony has been a long time coming

from the Long Beach Post

“It’s been four years in the making and not without a few bumps in the road, but the groundbreaking for the New North Branch Library is finally a date set in stone: this upcoming Saturday.”