What's Hot for August
Librarian's Corner
The Summer Reading Program Was a huge success! We had excellent turnouts for our many events, craft activities, and children are turning in their passports filled with all the places that reading has taken them. It's great to see so many voracious young readers in our community!

Our goal was to help readers of all ages foster a love for learning, prevent the " summer slide" in reading skills, and encourage families to spend quality time together both at home and at the library.
So many families have expressed their appreciation for the Summer Reading and ongoing programs and it is heartwarming to hear from them how the Loomis Library is fulfilling its mission of inspiring ideas, enriching lives, and creating community!

We are committed to finding more ways for the library to serve our members. Please let us know what we can do to meet your needs!

~Sarah Comstock
Community Engagement Librarian


Don't Miss Our Biggest Book Sale of the Year!
July 27, 10 am - 4 pm, & July 29, 10 - am 3 pm
Library donations have been generous and we have so many beautiful books for every reading taste: Adventure, mystery, contemporary non-fiction, cookbooks, children's books, biography, romance, arts and crafts, and so much more. Everything is priced to sell so plan to stock up on all your favorite reads! Our prices truly are the best in the county.

All book sales help fund library purchases and programs. Your donations and purchases help to keep our library vibrant. We couldn't do it without you!

~Friends of the Loomis Library


New Program!
Town Talks - Presented by The Loomis Chamber of Commerce & Friends of the Loomis Library

We are inviting community members to join us at the library for informal discussions with town staff, elected officials and community leaders. The goal is to promote civic engagement, enhance communication, and build positive relationships in the town of Loomis.

August 7th, 5-7 pm
Sean Rabe, Town Manager and Jeff Duncan, Loomis Town Council will be our first guests. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
We look forward to our first gathering!
New Program!

Purls of Wisdom - Library Knitting Group
Fridays, 12 - 1:30 pm
This group meets at the Library for camaraderie, conversation, and to help one another with projects.

Beginners through advanced knitters are welcome. Knitters should have basic knitting techniques, knowing how to cast on and off, and knit/purl stitching. Bring your needles and yarn. Space is limited so please register with Michele Mutoza: blue.lotuspilates@yahoo.com
The only thing the Page Turners Book Club is missing is YOU!

You're Invited to Join Us ~ Tue., Aug. 21, 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Our book: The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa

In the small Palestinian farming village of Beit Daras, the women of the Baraka family inspire awe. Nazmiyeh is brazen and fiercely protective of her clairvoyant little sister, Mariam, with her mismatched eyes, and of their mother, Um Mahmoud, known for the fearsome djinn that sometimes possesses her. When the family is forced by the newly formed State of Israel to leave their ancestral home, only Nazmiyeh and her brother survive the long road to Gaza. Amidst the violence and fragility of the refugee camp, Nazmiyeh builds a family, navigates crises, and nurtures what remains of Beit Daras's community. But her brother continues his exile's journey to America, where, upon his death, his granddaughter Nur grows up alone, in a different kind of exile, the longing for family and roots eventually beckoning her to Gaza.

Internationally bestselling author Susan Abulhawa's powerful new novel explores the legacy of dispossession across continents and generations. With devastatingly clear-eyed vision of political and personal trauma, The Blue Between Sky and Water is the story of flawed yet profoundly courageous women, of separation and heartache, endurance and renewal.


ALL ARE WELCOME!


Check out our Events Calendar for ongoing and special events!

August events include:

  • Seed Saving and Fall Planting: Presented by the UC Placer County Master Gardeners!

  • DNA Workshops - Autosomal DNA Analysis, Smashing Brick Wall with DNA, My HeritageAutosomal DNA, DNA Painter part 2

  • Page Turners Book Club : The Blue Between Sky and Water

  • Storytime with Big Daddy the Horse

  • Town Talks: Guests: Sean Rabe, Town Manager and Jeff Duncan, Loomis Town Council

  • Lend a Heart, Lend a Hand, Read to a Dog

  • Story Time Fridays

Become a Member of the Friends of the Loomis Library!
Your Membership Contribution Supports Our Community Library Programs,
Events, Summer Reading, and purchases Book, Materials,
and all the Little Extras that Mean a Lot!

Basic membership is only $10 a year or $20 for your whole family.
Higher levels are always welcome. All memberships are tax deductible per IRS 501(c)3 charitable rules.

To renew or join, visit the library and pick up a FOL membership envelope located at the front desk or print a membership form HERE - Membership Form

Thanks in advance! You are helping to support the library and our community for today and the future.
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