Fall 2018 Newsletter

President’s Message
Cracking open a book is one of life’s great pleasures, allowing you to escape to worlds far, far away. One of my favorite quotes is by Dr. Seuss, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you’ll go.”
Reading really does open the door to unlimited knowledge and places to go and we’re so grateful to all of you for your support in helping us raise funds each year to promote literacy and the love of reading at our local Granite Bay Library.
Debby Bedwell
Wine & Art Night Fundraiser
Over the past three years we’ve coordinated a Celebrity Chili Cook-Off as a fundraiser and in 2018 we decided to try something a bit different.
This year were excited to coordinate a Wine & Art Night, which was held on Sept. 29, 2018 at the Casque Wine Tasting Room in Loomis. Thanks to many of you the night was a HUGE success with a sold-out crowd!
We had a Wine Pull, Dessert Dash, amazing food and wine as well as local artists Allison Armstrong and Susan Hogg displaying and selling their beautiful artwork. To set a festive mood and keep everyone entertained we were excited to have music performed by the popular local band, Barton Douglas.
It was a fun night, under the stars enjoying great wine, food, music, artwork and creating new memories. We hope to see you next year!
See photos from the event here.
#Giving Tuesday 11/27 & Holiday Book Drive through 12/31/2018
The impact of your generosity over the years is astounding. Your support in so many ways – through volunteering, fundraising and donations, has helped us purchase new books and supplement programming. Last year we were able to write a check to the Granite Bay Library for $20,000 and we couldn’t have done it without you.
#Giving Tuesday is a special time of year when millions of people celebrate generosity by giving to their favorite organizations. As the official start of the “giving season,” #Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to show appreciation and support for our community’s valuable resource – our library.
Your donation will go directly back to the Granite Bay Library and for every $25 donated we will be able to purchase a new book for the library’s collection.
Help us buy 175 new books, spreading the love and passion of reading.
We really appreciate your unwavering support. Many thanks!
Read for the Record
We Helped Break the World Record! Thank You to Everyone Who Helped!
On Oct. 25th, Friends of the Granite Bay Library partnered with Granite Bay MOMS Club to bring the world’s largest shared reading experience, Read For the Record, bringing together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers and homes across the U.S., to the Granite Bay Library. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child. Readers in all 50 states and over 60 countries all read aloud the book, Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, by F. Isabel Campoy.
South Placer Firefighter Mr. Matt, read Maybe Something Beautiful aloud to over 60 children and 30 parents. Each child went home with a copy of the book, donated by MOMS Club of Granite Bay. The families also had the chance to meet Placer County Firefighters and tour their trucks and touch the gear they use to save lives. The children participated in several arts and crafts projects after the reading, that lent to the story’s themes of coming together as a community to lend color and multicultural creativity. National Charity League and Friends volunteers helped the children with the crafts and handed out free Jamba Juice smoothies to the crowd. It was a great day for our community.
See photos here.
Something for Everyone at Summer Book Sale
The Friends of the Granite Bay Library hosted another successful Summer Book Sale on August 10th and 11th. Thanks to the many used book donations received, the sale presented thousands of worthy and affordable reads to the families of our community.
Multiple tables were filled with gently-used hardback and paperback adult books in all genres of fiction, as well as dozens of non-fiction topics located around every wall of the community room.  The sale also offered popular young adult titles, as well as early reader children’s books.  Adult books were sold for $1-2, while children’s books could be purchased for as little as 25 cents to $1.
The sale, staffed largely by the Granite Bay Chapter of the National Charity League, raised over $1,200.00 for the library to purchase additional materials for the library shelves.  This amount will be part of the check that we’ll present to the Granite Bay Library staff in January of 2019.
The Friends of the Library are delighted to continue this tradition that allows patrons to recycle their used reading material, and then puts those books into the hands of area book lovers for very little cost!
Stay tuned for information about our upcoming Winter Book Sale!
Did You Know?
You can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from the Granite Bay library’s digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card or student ID, and these three steps:
1. Find your library
Find and open the library’s collection using one of the following:
2. Borrow
You’ll need a valid library card or student ID to complete this step.
3. Enjoy
You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed eBooks to a Kindle device (U.S. libraries only) for the duration of your lending period.
You can also transfer titles from your computer to compatible eReaders or MP3 players.