The Friends of El Cerrito Library annual public meeting on May 14, 2015 was an overwhelming success. Many people attended and had lots of questions for guest speaker Bob Gerner, co-founder and general manager of The Natural Grocery Company, after El Cerrito librarian Anasa Tatum interviewed Bob.
Tom Panas led the short business portion of the meeting, which included the unanimous election of the slate of nominees for the Board of the Friends and a brief discussion of the campaign for a new library.
Keep your book, CD, and DVD donations coming! We’re starting to plan for the huge September sale (Saturday, September 26 and Sunday September 27; bag sale on October 3) in the parking lot and library basement.
What better way to celebrate spring than finding a bargain-priced book to take and read in a comfortable indoor or outdoor setting! Sale items include all kinds of children’s books, fiction, nonfiction, CDs, and DVDs. All items are priced at just $.50!
The sale will occur from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the front entrance to El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase new library books and to benefit children’s programs and other library activities. The library is accepting good used adult and children’s books, CDs, and DVDs. See Donations.
Coming in May: Everyone is warmly invited to the Friends of the El Cerrito Library annual Member Meeting on Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. The evening event includes a presentation by Bob Gerner, who grew up nearby on Huntington Avenue and is the founder, co-owner and general manager of the Natural Grocery.
Please mark your calendars for two great events coming up at the Library!
1. Saturday, April 25, the Friends’ Spring Sale in the front entry. Sale opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. We’ll have lots of children’s books, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction, and lots more.
2. Thursday, May 14, the Friends’ Annual Public Meeting with special guest, Bob Gerner, owner, El Cerrito Natural Grocery and Annex.
More details will be posted as they are confirmed, so check this blog often.
While Friends of the EC Library continues to raise money for books and programs, library supporters are preparing for a November 2016 bond measure that, if passed, would provide funds for a new library!
In case you missed it, here’s a link to a comprehensive Contra Costa Times article that was also in The Journal in late December: http://www.contracostatimes.com/west-county-times/ci_27204283/el-cerrito-new-library-backers-prepare-big-push