Anaheim replaces old bookmobile with bigger, better ‘mobile library’

From The Orange County Register

“Its shelves are filled with titles unheard of when Anaheim’s bookmobile began service in 1958 – “Dog Man”? “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”? – but the city’s new mobile library is still rolling out to neighborhoods to offer books and a whole lot more.In 60 years, the city library system hasn’t stopped bringing its services directly to kids. But after maintenance issues took the last bookmobile out of commission for months, officials decided to replace it with a $226,000 customized RV, paid for with a federal grant and money from a city vehicle fund. The cheerfully painted Anaheim Public Mobile Library made its first neighborhood stop this week.”

Anaheim replaces old bookmobile with bigger, better ‘mobile library’


Anaheim library hosts Mars InSight lander view party

From The Orange County Register

“The Anaheim Central Library hosted a viewing party on Monday morning where the public could watch a live-feed from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena as the Mars InSight made its final descent to the Martian surface.”

Anaheim: Getting Creative

From Anaheim Magazine

” Walk through Anaheim’s Central Library, and you’ll stumble upon a row that looks a little bit different. The books here aren’t glossy or hardbound. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and many of them are simply stapled or bound paper. But don’t judge them by their cover. They’re just as, if not more, interesting than your standard book or magazine.This particular aisle is filled with zines—short for a do-it-yourself magazine. A zine can be any kind of printed writing, photography or artwork that is independently made and self-published. There’s no limit to what content zines can include, and they’re a great form of self-expression and self-exploration. Here in Anaheim, we’re lucky enough to have the only library zine collection in the county. They’re available for anyone with a library card to check out and enjoy.We love to promote local artists and writers, and the zine collection is a perfect place to showcase Anaheim talent. One of the writers featured in our collection is 22-year-old Anaheim native Francisco Aviles Pino. Pino grew up in Anaheim libraries. A first-generation American, he came here from Mexico with his family at age 6. As his family struggled financially for much of his childhood, Pino said the library was his space to learn, grow and even have some fun. He spent nearly every afternoon at Sunkist Library after school. The librarians became his role models and mentors—even when they were scolding him for causing trouble.”

Anaheim: Grants Given for Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites

From LA.Com

” The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles and the Anaheim Public Library were awarded grants from the National Park Service to fund educational projects related to the detainment of Japanese Americans by the U.S. government during World War II, it was announced Wednesday.The NPS announced that more than $1.5 million in Japanese American Confinement Sites grants would be distributed throughout the country for educational, preservation and restoration projects.The projects will help tell the story of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens, who were imprisoned by the U.S. government following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.”

Anaheim: Zine Fest

From Anaheim Newsletter

” From short stories and poetry to photography and illustrations, you’ll find creativity in bloom later this month at Orange County Zine Fest at Central Library.
The annual OC Zine Fest, now in its fifth year, showcases local authors and artists and their published work, while also inspiring future zinesters.While you’re there, you can also enjoy food trucks, more than 100 vendors, speakers, panels, workshops and more.A zine, shorthand for a do-it-yourself magazine, is any kind of printed writing, photography or artwork that is independently constructed and self-published. There’s no limit to what content zines can include, and they’re a great form of self-exploration and self-expression.”

Featured Grantee of the Month: Anaheim Public Library

From Arts Midwest

” Above and beyond isn’t enough to describe these grantees. Each month, we’ll be featuring a new interview with an organization from our NEA Big Read community. This month, the Anaheim Public Library talks equitable access, collaborative creativity, and the lasting relationships that are formed when a community reads together.The Anaheim Public Library is one of the oldest and most established libraries in Orange County, California. In its 116-year history, the library has grown dramatically from its humble beginnings in a candy store. Currently, Anaheim Public Library boasts a variety of services, including a Bookmobile and local history learning at the Heritage Center and Founders’ Park. Most recently, we have developed a joint-use library with the Anaheim Elementary School District and a book vending machine at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Center (ARTIC).”

Anaheim: Beyond Books

From Anaheim Magazine

“You may have been to your local library for a beach-reading novel or to research a school project.But did you know the Anaheim Public Library has much more than
books? There are a host of resources for the entire community — all completely free! Here are the top 10 things you didn’t know you could do at Anaheim Public Library. Just show your card and save
at the checkout stand and get a discount on coffee, food and more at several Anaheim shops and restaurants. Look for the Show Your Card & Save window decal at your favorite local spot or visit for a full list of participating businesses.Free online resources — anywhere,anytime. ”