2015 Book-To-Action Libraries

ALTADENA LIBRARY

BOOK: The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
SERVICE PARTNER:: Altadena Senior Center
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: creating personalized care packages for seniors and conducing one-on-one reading sessions with them

LAFAYETTE LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTER, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

BOOK: Dear Primo: A Letter to my Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh
SERVICE PARTNER: school district, Viva el Español!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: letter-writing campaign to Mexican school children

LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY

BOOK: Cooked by Michael Pollan
SERVICE PARTNER: Mariposa Open Arms Coalition
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: improvements to a community garden

MARIPOSA COUNTY LIBRARY

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

PALMDALE CITY LIBRARY

BOOK: How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist by Nicole Boles
SERVICE PARTNER: school district, Department of Neighborhood Services
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: philanthropy idea challenge

SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES

BOOK: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
SERVICE PARTNER: NAACP, ACLU, and other agencies dealing with race and equality
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: various service activities with a number of agencies

ST. HELENA PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOK: Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben
SERVICE PARTNER: UC Master Gardeners, Uncle Jerís Traveling Bee Show, Napa Valley Beekeepers
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: demonstration garden of bee-friendly plants and bee hotels

SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY

BOOK: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
SERVICE PARTNER: Sonoma Humane Society, Canine Companions and others
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: dog park improvements

SOUTH PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOKS: California Native Landscape by Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren; A Teen Guide to Eco-Gardening, Food and Cooking by Jen Green; The Best-Ever Step-by-Step Kid's First Gardening by Jenny Hendy
SERVICE PARTNER: City of South Pasadena, Theodore Payne Foundation and others
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: planting of drought-tolerant garden

YOLO COUNTY

BOOK: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
SERVICE PARTNER: school district, Yolo Reads, Rural Innovations in Social Economics Inc. (RISE)
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: packing and delivering home libraries and school supplies to rural students