September is library card sign-up month

It is hard to believe that anyone who receives these missives is not a library card owner!

Just in case you or someone you know, a friend, relative, neighbor, is not already a library denizen, you might encourage them to gain free access to an enormous range of materials and services from our El Cerrito Library.

These include access to movies and television series available through the streaming service Kanopy that can be watched on demand at home if you only have a library card.

Librarian Heidi takes a picture of a young kid with his brand new library card.
Librarian Heidi takes a picture of a young kid with his brand new library card.

If you know of a young person who does not yet have their own card, at the El Cerrito library, during September, young persons can get their first card and get their picture taken with their new card for their personal scrapbook. Having a record of this important moment in a person’s life is a rare opportunity.

Donations to the El Cerrito Library Foundation purchased the instant camera and supplies that make this service possible. Thank You to our donors for the resources that support this program that makes getting one’s own first library card so special.

Young kid holding his brand new library card. A momentous day!

If we had a larger, new library with more room for programs like this, there would be many other opportunities to do creative, innovative programming to support lifelong learning for patrons of all ages.

Fortunately, the El Cerrito City Council, the Friends of the El Cerrito Library, our Library Foundation, and many enthusiastic Library supporters are working to build a new 21st Century library of adequate size and with modern features and equipment to serve our growing El Cerrito community.

We will keep you up to date on developments regarding a new library with occasional news reports from the Foundation. If you know of others who might be interested in keeping track of this project, direct them to our Foundation web site where they can sign up for breaking news.

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