Walter Cronkite once said "Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." How true this is!
This year we're celebrating the 100th birthday of the Contra Costa County Library.
Our library is known as an innovator, keeping pace with technology while still providing the amenities of a walk-in space.
Join me in the celebration!
What: County Library 100th Birthday Celebration with historians, speakers, festivities and more!
When: Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way (off San Pablo Dam Rd), El Sobrante
For more: El Sobrante library's webpage or call 510-374-3991
In my Supervisorial District, we're lucky to have County libraries in Pinole, El Sobrante, San Pablo, El Cerrito and Kensington. Of course, the City of Richmond has a great library system, too. The main county library website is also full of user services and information.
Here are some interesting library facts:
- The county library started with the opening of the Walnut Creek Library in 1913
- In 2011, it opened its 26th modern community library; by 2013 patrons had borrowed over 7 million items
- Library resources include ebooks, computers, and wireless
- The county library has won numerous awards through the years, including the prestigious 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
- Award-winning library programs include the Snap & Go smart phone app, which connects patrons to recommended reading and services; Project Second Chance adult literacy program; Discover & Go which offers county residents discounts on passes to an array of museums, theatres, and cultural events and activities
Happy 100th to our County Library! I hope to see you at the party in El Sobrante this Saturday!