Library News for October 2021

Haga clic aquí para leer este mensaje en español. Dear Valued Library Patron, “Project Second Chance is INSPIRING!” This is what I scribbled in the welcome book when I arrived at their open house for their new offices in Todos Santos Plaza in Concord last week. It was the first thing that popped into my…
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Library News for September 2021

Dear Valued Library Patron, We have already seen several days in Contra Costa County with poor air quality due to wildfires burning in Northern California and across the western United States this summer. Unfortunately, I fear we will see many more smoky days as we get into late summer and fall. Last year our libraries…
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August Library News

Dear Valued Library Patron, My name is Liz Fuller and I’m the Library Services Manager. I am filling in for County Librarian Alison McKee this month as she enjoys some time off. Last week, my youngest son started his senior year of high school. I’ve been flooded with memories of back-to-school nights, sometimes tearful homework…
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Library News for June 2021

Dear Valued Library Patron, June is here and for the Library that means the kickoff of Summer Reading. When I was a kid, we didn’t have a formal summer reading program in the small, rural town where I grew up. One of the things I liked best about summer was being able to explore and…
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Library News for May 2021

When I think of a word to describe this past week, the first one that comes to mind is joyful. It was wonderful to be at so many libraries connecting with folks during their first visit inside a library after more than a year! I didn’t realize how much I missed seeing all of you…
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