Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin & Roseville Today Events
Celebrating Life...
HOME

The Little Free Library That Could in Auburn




Ribbon-Cutting.jpg

Auburn, CA -- Nearly 30 people gathered on a shady street in the City of Auburn last week to celebrate the Little Free Library of Distinction created by resident Terri Goodman.

This Little Free Library, christened "Marianne's Little Free Library" after Terri's dear friend Marianne, was given special recognition for its unique design, creative outreach efforts, and the enthusiasm of its steward. Retired teachers, Terri and Marianne taught in neighboring classrooms for nearly 20 years and formed a bond over their shared love of reading.

The highlight of the event was a reading of the final chapter of The Song of the Swallows by the Little Free Library's namesake, Marianne, who struggles with serious health issues as a result of Encephalitis.

"Given the struggles she faces with her illness, it was amazing that Marianne was able to read so beautifully from her favorite book and sing," said Mary George, Placer County's Director of Library Services. "It really goes to show just how transformative language and reading can be."

Serving as an extension of local libraries these "take a book, return a book" kiosks offer multiple benefits for those who visit them, including providing a variety of reading material, and acting as a distribution site for information about literacy programs for people of all ages. Stewards typically oversee the operation of Little Free Libraries, but the public is encouraged to informally borrow and donate books.

The event was also attended by several local leaders, including Auburn City Council member Mike Holmes, who performed the ceremonial ribbon cutting. Placer County District 5 Supervisor, Jennifer Montgomery, praised Terri Goodman for creating a place where neighbors can gather for the exchange of free ideas, knowledge and learning. 

"Little Free Libraries are important contributors to our community fabric," Supervisor Montgomery said. "Our public libraries are often oversubscribed and underfunded and Little Free Libraries offer an elegant and timely solution in a public private partnership."

Placer County District 3 Supervisor, Jim Holmes, told the crowd he wished there was a Little Free Library in his own neighborhood.

"Little Free Libraries get neighbors together and talking, and they make it easy for people to stay interested in reading," Supervisor Holmes said. "Just the other night I was looking for a book to read. It would have been great to be able to run down the street to a Little Free Library, pick out a book, and leave one of mine for someone else to enjoy."

More information about LFLs is available on the group's website at http://www.littlefreelibrary.org





Placer County News Headlines

Job Fair at Thunder Valley CasinoLincoln, CA- Thunder Valley Casino Resort looks to hire over 50 new employees at its Job Fair on Tuesday, May 23 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Roseville Gas Prices Jump Higher before Memorial Day Weekend TravelRoseville, CA - Roseville area gas prices have jumped this past week pushing prices at the low prices leaders near the $2.70 per gallon mark

WJU Names New Jake McKinley as Baseball CoachROCKLIN, Calif. - Jake McKinley, who spent the last four years as a head baseball coach at Menlo College, has been named the William Jessup baseball head coach.

13 Tips to Help Prevent Skin CancerAuburn - Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is a simple way to help prevent the development of skin cancer.

PCWA Awards $70,000 in GrantsAUBURN, Calif. - The Placer County Water (PCWA) Agency Board of Directors awarded five grants totaling $70,345 to local public water purveyors...

Corey Harper Releases New Video, Ready for BottleRock Napa ValleyHailing from Portland, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Corey Harper premieres the music video for his new track "Favorite Part of Loving You" on Relix

Roseville, Rocklin Gear Up for Hot Weekend of EventsRoseville, CA - The heat is on in Roseville and Rocklin. The mercury is forecasted to push into the 90's this weekend and it looks like summer weather is finally arriving with plenty of sunshine.

Free Community Health Day this SaturdayGrass Valley, CA- Chapa-De Indian Health will host Community Health Day this Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Grass Valley Health Center

9 Great Songs that JamRoseville, Ca - We love the weekend and a good musical jam. This week our music staff fires up a playlist of songs that are a bit longer than the average corporate crafted pop ditty.

Hotel Azure in South Lake Tahoe Renovates for Stylish ComfortSouth Lake Tahoe, CA - During a recent adventure to Lake Tahoe, we found comfortable, modern quarters at Hotel Azure (formerly Inn By the Lake).

The Village at Squaw Valley Serves Up World Class FunOlympic Valley, CA- Squaw Valley is just up the road and another reason to love all that Placer County offers in any season.

Placer Veterans Stand Down Event in RosevilleROSEVILLE - Placer Veterans Stand Down, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help the Veteran population, is gearing up for its annual event May 23-25 at the Placer County Fairgrounds


NEWS: In Case You Missed It