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Pasadena Public Library 130 Year of Reading

Pasadena Public Library 130 Year of Reading

Congratulations to Peter Hepburn. Head Librarian, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita; Gail Schlachter, president, Reference Service Press, El Dorado Hills; and Mike Marlin, director of the Braille and Talking Book Library, CA State Library for their election to ALA Executive Board! These three of the four elected will represent CA well.  Peter and Gail were elected for three year terms and Mike for five months to complete the term of Sylvia Norton who was recently appointed AASL Executive Director.

Liz Aaron is excited to start working as a librarian in the children's department of the Oceanside Public Library! She will alternate between the Civic Center and Mission Branch locations. Mrs. Aaron received her MLIS from the University of Illinois.

North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library has partnered with the County of Sacramento Voter Registration and Elections Department to launch a voter registration drive in the library. Voter registration is available to any eligible citizen who wants to register to vote or update their address for the upcoming primary election. The deadline to register to vote for the next election is May 19, 2014. Forms are available in English, Spanish and Chinese. Grab your free pencil and an “I Registered to Vote Today” sticker when you register!

Go-Getter Books of Santa Paula, CA, a new member of CLA this year and exhibitor at the CLA 2013 Conference in Long Beach was awarded 2013 Business of the Year by the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce. The awards ceremony and luncheon is February 4.

Pasadena Public Library kicked off a year-long celebration to commemorate 130 Years of Reading in Pasadena on Saturday, January 18th with music, song, historical exhibits, a slide show and a special cake.  Library Director Jan Sanders invited the community to “Join us as we begin this multi-month celebration to mark Pasadena’s dedication to reading and the library which supports it.”  The event featured a special rendition of “Library Cabaret” created just for the event and concluded with everyone joining in a rousing chorus of “Home in Pasadena.”  For information about the 130 Years of Reading Celebration visit