Saratoga: Library launching ‘1,000 Books Before Six’

From San Jose Mercury News

“It’s been said that children need to hear a thousand stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves. To help in that endeavor, the Saratoga Library has launched a campaign to help parents read 1,000 books to their children before their sixth birthday.”

Monterey transient convicted of library quad murder

From Monterey Herald

” A Monterey transient was convicted Wednesday of stabbing a fellow homeless man to death and attempting to kill another at a homeless camp behind the Monterey Public Library in June.”

Santa Maria: The Year of the Library a good one

From Lompoc Record

” This past January, both the City Council of Santa Maria and Santa Barbara County supervisors proclaimed 2015 the Year of the Library. As 2015 is coming to a close, we’d like to report to the community about the many things that have happened in our local libraries during this time.”

Games put focus on family fun at Camarillo Library

From Ventura County Star

“Some families from across Ventura County took a break from digital entertainment to enjoy a day of games in the Camarillo Library’s children’s area.International Games Day is an initiative of the American Library Association to bring the community together at the library, according to Mary Goldberg, youth services librarian.”

Costa Mesa approves $34.5 million library, community center swap

From Orange County Register

” The city is set to build a modern central library nearly triple the size of its current one, and plans to open the facility by the end of 2018.The City Council unanimously approved the $34.5 million project on Tuesday.The city plans to demolish its Neighborhood Community Center meeting space in April 2017 and build the new 20,000-square-foot library in its place. In 2018, the city will begin to retrofit the 8,000-square-foot Donald Dungan Library into a new community center, a project that’s expected to be completed by Dec. 2019.”

STEM education at your Newark Library

From Contra Costa Times

” One of our main goals at the Newark Library is to support lifelong learning and we are taking this to heart by providing fun and exciting programs for our community that supports STEM education. STEM education focuses on science, technology, engineering and math in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. By hosting programs and events at the library that promote STEM education we hope that participants walk away with knowledge that will expand their minds and interest in STEM for their future in education and their career.”

Mendocino County library director announces resignation

From Ukiah Daily Journal

” Mendocino County Library Director Wally Clark announced his resignation Friday, nearly a year into his appointment to the position, making him the sixth person to leave that post since 2002. Clark’s resignation will become effective Nov. 30, according to county CEO Carmel Angelo, who said Clark has taken another job out-of-state.”