Placer County: Loomis library could close as Placer County faces budgetary woes

From the Sacramento Bee

“‘Residents in Loomis are gearing up for a fight as Placer County seeks to close the town’s library – a key gathering spot for the community – in an effort to reduce costs after several years of budget deficits.”

Solana Beach Library scholarship applications open

from the Encinitas Advocate

“The Friends of the Solana Beach Library are accepting applications through April 30 for one scholarship of up to $1,500 in tuition reimbursement for a student seeking a Library Technician certification or enrolled in a master’s degree program in library science.”

Palm Springs: Welwood Murray Memorial Library pays homage to the past, takes on 21st century look

from Palm Springs Life

“In less than a year, the long-vacant Welwood Murray Memorial Library reinvented itself into a 21st century state-of-the-art facility to serve the community and visitors of Palm Springs.The renovation consisted of completely gutting the interior of the library to upgrade the building’s infrastructure; all that remains of the original interior is the front door and all of the windows.”

Solano County: Adult literacy program participants, volunteers shine

from the Daily Republic</p

“Some people were nervous during the recognition ceremony Saturday at the Solano County Library literacy celebration, where adults for whom English is not their primary language were honored for their work in the Writers to Writers Program.”

Part of Encinitas’ Vulcan Ave. could become “Spock Block”

From the San Diego Union-Times

“Encinitas already has a Vulcan Avenue…In honor of the March 26th birthday of Leonard Nimoy — the recently deceased actor who played the half-Vulcan character Spock in the original Star Trek TV series — Encinitas may temporarily name a block of Vulcan Avenue as ‘Spock Block.’ The special designation and signage would last only a week, but those who wish to ‘live long and prosper’ plan to celebrate in style…The temporary designation would cover an entire downtown city block that contains City Hall and the main Encinitas library.”