September 15, 2009

Friends of San Leandro Library Gives $31K to San Leandro Library


Friends of the San Leandro Library celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 12, 2009, with a luncheon at the San Leandro Library. Most of the group's board members, the San Leandro City Council, and former Mayor Shelia Young were on-hand to honor the occasion along with Library-Historical Commissioners.

The luncheon featured a slide presentation of the history of the group and a proclamation from San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos. Friends of the San Leandro Library also presented the Mayor with a check for $31,000 to honor a promise to provide additional funding to the library if budget cuts to the library were minimized.

Friends of the San Leandro Library raises money for programs and materials at the library such as the Summer Reading Program and carnival for kids, the Adult Summer Reading Program, reference books, and scholarships. The group raises money at two annual book sales, running the library gift shop and Booktique, and the annual Trivia Bee, which will be held on October 16, 2009.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at September 15, 2009 1:05 PM | TrackBack
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