EVENT! El Cerrito Rotary 2019 Sip & Savor, Oct 13th

Mark your calendars for a fun event to raise funds for our community!

The El Cerrito Library Foundation is one of seven lucky recipients to receive proceeds from this year’s El Cerrito Rotary 2019 Sip & Savor on Sunday, October 13th.

10th Annual El Cerrito Rotary Sip & Savor
Sunday, October 13, 2019  *  2:30pm – 5:30pm
Berkeley Country Club
7901 Cutting Blvd, El Cerrito

The other six recipients who will receive this year’s proceeds are:

  • Contra Costa Civic Theater
  • Rotacare
  • El Cerrito High School School Activity Fund
  • El Cerrito Recreation Department
  • Milo Foundation
  • Camp Kesem

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.cerritovistasipandsavor.com/tixpurchaselibrary. You will receive an email receipt for your purchase and bring it with you to the event to receive a free raffle ticket.

Sponsorships are also available online at https://www.cerritovistasipandsavor.com/sponsorshippurchaselibrary.

If you’d prefer to not go online to get your tickets or sponsorship, please contact info@eclibraryfoundation.org for more information.

To date, the El Cerrito Rotary Sip & Savor events have raised $36,000 over three years for the El Cerrito Library Foundation, to help fund programming and interiors for our new community library.

Sip & Savor will again feature fine purveyors of a dazzling array of sips, sweets and savory delights, including vintners, artisanal beer makers, spirit mixers, olive oil and balsamics, chocolate, cheese, and artisan bread. 

Let your family and friends know about this event!  The El Cerrito Library Foundation will be grateful for your support. Hope to see you at this year’s Sip & Savor! 

52 Dreams for a new Library

At our booth at the July the 4th City of El Cerrito/OneWorld festival, we collected dreams for our new library. We asked booth visitors “What are you dreaming for our new library?” They shared their thoughts on colored Post-Its and posted them on our large display poster (see below).

A list of the “52 dreams” is below. 

Please share your dreams for our new library, too! Send them to info@eclibraryfoundation.org and we’ll add them to this list.

All day we handed out 582 of our traditional little green stickers “I support a new library in El Cerrito.” If you missed yours this year, be sure to drop by next year!

52 dreams

Items in bold face are already available. Ask the Librarian for help to find it.

“I’m dreaming of purple butterflies” Lena, age 4
A new building
Comfortable outdoor reading space. And Meditation Yoga
Include Senior Center and create a multi-age facility that will be good for all; Kids, parents & grandparents. Put it at a central location near existing Community Center.
Conference meeting rooms
Staff work area & break room
A wonderful light filled reading room with views of trees
Combine with a new Senior Center and Rec Center
Poetry events
Book clubs for the classics
“Picture of a Rocket ship” from Owen
Lending Library for tools and household stuff
More books!
Jewish Book Club
More Newberys
A soft landing for books & DVDs @ bottom of “Return Book” slot: A large shelf for Link-Plus: A comfy staff room
Show historical movies and documentaries
Upgrades & more books!
Retrofitting
Free/discounted books for teachers
Computer learning lab
Art resources
A café with comfortable reading chairs & tables serving Well Grounded coffee!
A new Café
Books, a cow, and a silly person
More graphic novels
More books, especially science fiction
A coffee/tea shop; A safe gathering place.
More language Programs & College workshops
Clean & bright restrooms
Local history pictures like the Pinole Library
Recently published children’s books
A history room
Tool lending
Climate Change information center
A felt board for little kids
Art reading corner and book shelves
A kids reading space
More story Time!
Bigger, Better,& Upgraded, PLEASE!!!!!
Modern Computer lab
A new “State-of-the-art-Library”
Weekly “Cubing’ Club (Rubix Cubes)
MANAGER TO HAVE OWN OFFICE (Thanks Heidi!)
More movies based on books
Expanded, cozy kids space for chapter book reading, grades 2+
Better computers, more books, bigger space
LOVE EC Library! More Books, Book Club/s, Tool lending, Thank you!
Great family events
“New Arrivals” section
An app to access electronically
A “Young Librarians” program sp we “whippersnappers” can learn what it really means to be a librarian; what it really means to be the guardian of stories.

Addendum

  • More Bilingual Story time for all children 2-8 years old, coming from all over
  • A beautiful library, more comfortable chairs, quiet rooms, more magazines, gorgeous native landscaping that can be seen from inside, inspiring artwork from our community, and etc, etc!

Save the date – April 13th!

Each year in April, the City of El Cerrito celebrates Earth Day with a morning of volunteerism and work parties, followed by our Volunteer Appreciation Lunch.

Earth Day – 2019 in El Cerrito is Saturday April 13th, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

On past Earth Days, individuals, families and groups of volunteers helped to spruce up the landscaping around the library, removed broom from Hillside Natural Area near the Recycling Center, cared for Cerrito Creek, distributed information about El Cerrito’s smoke-free policies to businesses, picked up litter, and helped to plant trees in Arlington Park.

The El Cerrito library Foundation is again hosting a work site at our library, 6510 Stockton Avenue, EC. Here are the projects we will be working on:

  • refreshing the mulch around the building, trees and shrubs, and along the sidewalks
  • picking up trash and other litter
  • light trimming of trees and shrubs
  • sprucing up and weeding the native plant garden on the west side of the library
  • potential light duty projects inside the library

Tools, materials, and water will be provided. Long pants and closed toe shoes or boots and gloves are recommended. Children under 18, need to bring a parent with them.

So, please SAVE – the – DATE, April 13, and plan to join us at the library at 9:00 am to help with our projects until 12:00 noon, then proceed to the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, for a healthy, free lunch and networking with other volunteers.