2014 Book-To-Action Libraries

EL CENTRO PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOKS: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
SERVICE PARTNER:: Imperial Valley Humane Society; Man's Best Friend; Imperial County Animal Control and Pet Adoption
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: helping agencies promote pet adoptions, spaying, and neutering

INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOKS: The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun by Whitney Cohen
SERVICE PARTNER: The Social Justice Learning Institute
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: preparing and planting a community garden

MENDOCINO COUNTY LIBRARY/UKIAH BRANCH

BOOKS: The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Janisse Ray
SERVICE PARTNER: The Gardens Project; The Master Gardeners; The Seed Savers; The Lake & Mendocino Counties Seed Co-Op
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Donate seeds to new seed library

MONO COUNTY FREE LIBRARY

BOOK: Mono by David Carle
SERVICE PARTNER: Mono Lake Committee; Eastern Sierra Land Trust; Friends of the Inyo; Mammoth Community Water District
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Waterways cleanup days

MONTEREY COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES

BOOKS: Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan, and Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
SERVICE PARTNER: MEarth; Oldtown Soledad Beautification Association; First 5 of Monterey County; Monterey County Health Department
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Sustainable gardening project

NEVADA COUNTY LIBRARY

BOOKS: The Fault in our Stars by John Green
SERVICE PARTNER: Nevada County Superintendent of Schools; Nevada County Reads and Writes Board; Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: A "knit in" to make hats and scarves for young cancer patients

OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOKS: Everyday Bicycling by Elly Blue
SERVICE PARTNER: Walk Oakland, Bike Oakland; Cycles of Change; East Bay Bicycle Coalition
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Bike to Work Month challenge; a citywide branch bike tour; scraper bike art programs for children and Teens

PLACENTIA LIBRARY DISTRICT

BOOK: The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice by Rebecca Musser and M. Bridget Cook
SERVICE PARTNER: The Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation; Placentia Police Department/Miscellaneous Crimes Unit
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Participation in a school supply drive for needy students

PONDEROSA JOINT-USE LIBRARY/HASKETT LIBRARY, ANAHEIM PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOK: Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Dog & The Piglet: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland
SERVICE PARTNER: Anaheim Senior Center
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Participation in a reading buddy session and preparation of a care package for a senior citizen

SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOK: Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything by David Lang
SERVICE PARTNER: Hacker Lab; Society of Manufacturing Engineers/Sacramento Chapter
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Community "hackathon"

SANTA ANA PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOK: Esperanza: A Latina Story by Sandra C. Lopez
SERVICE PARTNER: ¡Adelante!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Participation in parent orientation at Santa Ana College

SUNNYVALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOKS: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko and The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
SERVICE PARTNER: Teen Advisory Council; Sunnyvale School District; Columbia Neighborhood Center; Parents Helping Parents
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Crafting of "fidget beads" for autistic children

VALENCIA PARK/MALCOLM X LIBRARY, SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOK: Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book by Nikki Grimes
SERVICE PARTNER: The Black Storytellers; The African-American Writers and Artists; Project New Village
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Decorate and fill shoeboxes with school supplies for children