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Wrap up the summer with a free poetry event at the library!
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Check out our Activities page for upcoming Winter activities!!!
A Sample of FOL Projects:
All funds are acquired through our membership, donations, outside book sales, foyer book sales, and bequeaths.
Purchased a much needed new reception/circulation desk.
Contributed to installing LORA, the Library Outdoor Reading Area, pictured above.
New Book purchases
In partnership with the Dogwood Garden CLub, we maintain the LORA garden and organize clean up.
FOL Supports the library crafts and summer programs for children and adults.
Purchased 2 mobile bookshelves with end caps to make more available space for activities and Storytime.
In addition to the on-going activities below, be sure to visit our Summer Programs page for special Summer activities!!!
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A Profile in Giving
Local residents and visitors might see the Library boxes picture at left, strategically planted around Sly Park. These little 'free libraries' were made by Cody Salyer in 2017.
Cody chose the project to fulfill a requirement to earn his Eagle Scout Badge. As with all Eagle projects, he had to get all materials donated, and present his plans to the Scout Board for approval. Cody then constructed five Little Libraries for locations in Sly Park, as requested by park management. Today, park visitors will find LIttle Libraries at Pinecone, Sierra, Chimney, and Rainbow campgrounds and at group area 1-4. Friends of the Library maintain the sites throughout the year.
Cody's project is yet another example of the important role volunteers and donors have played in the development of our Pollock Pines Library.
Mark your calendars!
Save the Date!
Meet the Author Krissi Russell 10:30AM on Aug 5th
Music and nature come together in our children’s sing-along stories
Librarian Shares Passion and Activities for Books and Community
Librarian Kris Spiegelberg is passionate about the many resources offered by the Pollock Pines Public Library and shares her enthusiasm readily with library guests. From the modest past to present, updated services and resources, Kris, quite simply, loves her job.
“I like the history of how our little Library came to be. With five main people and their big intentions that left a legacy and a beneficial focal point within our community,” she says. “I always say we might be the smallest Branch in the system, but we have the biggest of intentions. Our Library attracts many people with the same outlook, whether they are visitors or helpers, every single person that steps through these doors is keeping our Library thriving.”
This positive attitude makes the local library a valuable resource that continues to change and grow. For Kris, it is also a reflection of her own experience. “I was a book worm as a child and went to the Library weekly. When I was in high school I was excited to be selected to work at the school library shelving books and other tasks, it was like a candy store for me,” she remembers. “The library was a place I felt safe and comfortable. It was where I could explore and learn anything that my heart desired.”
Visitors to the Pollock Pines Library will find Kris’s personal experience carries over to her cherished profession.
Every visitor to the library is treated as a guest – from the youngest children to the most experienced readers. Kris has also facilitated the growth of the library’s activities, offering many new programs for youngsters that emphasize the skills demanded in today’s digital world along with opportunities to engage in creative and educational activities.
“I appreciate how this Library has evolved and changed through the years,” says Kris. “Sometimes at a continuum pace and other times without delay based on needs within this community, while still cultivating a place for visitors to elevate and improve their lives via materials for use, internet access, outreach, connecting with resources, and providing help in times of need.”
Learn, Adventure, Enjoy
with Special Programs
Thanks to our Pollock Pines Librarian, Kris Spiegelberg, and a host of FOL and community volunteers, a range of activities are happening throughout the year - from educational to entertaining!
Young readers are invited to Story Time and arts and crafts activities, plus talks by experts on topics of interest to local kids.
Adults enjoy talks by regional authors and lectures from experts on topics from wildlife to astronomy and much more.
Fall Book Sale Bonanza
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Upcoming events at the Library:
Ice Cream Social at 1PM on June 14th
Meet the Author Todd Borg 4PM on June 23rd
Author of the Award-Winning Owen McKenna Mystery Thrillers
Plus two great events to be held at the
Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center:
Magician Brian Scott June 28, 2023 at 10am
The Science Wizard July 19, 2023 at 10am
Despite an unusually hot Labor Day weekend, the Pollock Pines community stepped up to support their local library. According to Pat Schoggins, local Friends of the Library president, the year’s second FOL book sale netted $655. “We even exceeded our sale in May, which was also very good, “she said.
Proceeds from the biannual sales of gently used books help support activities, as well as the purchase of new books for the library. The event was located at the Pollock Pines Safeway under the supermarket’s breezeway on Both Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. “It’s an affordable way for families to collect some great books at bargain prices and, at the same time, support our treasured local library,” Pat adds. “Our FOL volunteers also enjoy meeting members of the community and letting them know more about the resources available at our library.”