Siskiyou County: Weed residents allowed to enter burned neighborhoods today

from Jefferson Public Radio

“The fire reduced entire neighborhoods to smoldering rubble. It burned more than 150 structures in just a few hours, destroying 143 homes, two churches and the town’s library.”

Make some noise for the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library’s 20th anniversary

from the Daily Bulletin

“Perhaps no local city prizes its library like Rancho Cucamonga, which broke away from the San Bernardino County system to launch its own municipal library two decades ago.”

Socially responsible foundation, venture capital organization grows roots in Oakland…Fremont program pays off for libraries

from the San Jose Mercury-News

Residents have until the end of the month to join an energy conservation program that has yielded $1,000 for Fremont libraries.The Fremont Energy Challenge, an Alameda County program, gives participating PG&E customers access to the home energy analyzer, a free online tool that helps people track and monitor their energy use.The program, which started in June, donates $5 to Fremont libraries each time a resident signs up.”

San Diego County: ‘Bringing the community together’ a key goal for new Solana Beach Library manager

from the Del Mar Times

“Although Patricia Tirona officially became branch manager of Solana Beach Library in June, she is a familiar face at the local library. Tirona first joined the local branch when it opened its current location in 2001.”

Literary giants make rare appearance at Pasadena Library gala

from the Pasadena Independent

“Roaming the hallowed hallways of the historic Pasadena Central Library Sunday, one was whisked back in time when life was perhaps a little simpler and when reading a book didn’t require a Kindle or smart phone. Oscar Wilde, superbly portrayed by Jesse Martin, wandered the library’s depth and breadth Sunday while reading from one of his books.”

Tulare County: County reading program receives community grant

from the Porterville Recorder

A Southern California Edison Community Grant, designated for the Tulare City branch of the County Library Read to Succeed literacy program, has been received by the Tulare County Library Foundation. The grant, Transforming Tulare, has the primary focus of assisting young adults in workforce readiness.”