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December 8, 2023

In-person Events Return to the Library

Summer Reading programs for all ages

The library is abuzz with Summer Reading once again in 2022. 

It is hoped that many have been enjoying the library’s Summer Reading program, in which participants of all ages can join the Summer Reading adventure. The Beanstack app can be used on a mobile device, or a paper reading log can be picked up at the library. 

The most exciting part about this year’s summer program has been the re-introduction of in-person events at the library.

Over the summer, the library has held teen programs every Wednesday afternoon, children’s events on Tuesdays and Thursdays, more Storytimes in the Park some Friday afternoons and events for all ages on Wednesday nights. 

The last Park Storytime for July, for example, will be held at 10:30am, Friday, July 22 at Giorgi Park. Another event coming up is an all-ages performance by Afro-Cuban trio Sabor de mi Cuba, which will take place at 4pm, Wednesday, July 27. 

That has a non-standard time–usually such performances are later in the day, but circumstances require an earlier performance this time. It is hoped that will appeal to some community members. 

All events are listed on the library calendar at events.sonomalibrary.org, or one can come by the library for a brochure. 

Many have been following the library’s ongoing plans for tenant improvements to the building, which is being called a “refresh.” The Sonoma County Library budget for this year includes funding for this project, which will focus on finishes and furniture primarily. 

With planning now underway and meetings begun with consultants, the hope is that the project will take shape over the new fiscal year from July 2022 to June 2023. More information will be shared as the year progresses.

The library’s partnerships and collaborations are always some of the most rewarding projects. One of the new projects is a partnership with Purls of Joy—a local yarn shop that has now reorganized into a member-owned cooperative—to provide a monthly series of creative workshops for teens and adults. 

The workshops are held on the first Wednesday of each month, and the first two sets have already happened.

On Aug. 3 at 6pm, the library will host a workshop on how to crochet or knit a Summer Reading bookmark. These workshops are an opportunity to make new friends, share some snacks and learn new skills in a fun, judgment-free environment. Materials are provided, but one can feel free to bring one’s own yarn and needles if desired. 

These programs are by registration; feel free to sign up on the library’s event calendar or give the library a call at 707-433-3772.


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