President’s Message
Getta Dolinsek


On November 1, 2022, the Rocklin Friends of the Library will be celebrating 40 years of dedication to the Rocklin Library as a nonprofit.  

There were 13 women who originally took their passion for reading and literacy and committed to building a library for the Rocklin community.  They raised funds and connected with the city and county government officials and attended public meetings to make their dream for our community come true.  In addition to working with these two governmental agencies, they formed the Rocklin Friends of the Library as a nonprofit.  They have recently been honored on the City of Rocklin’s Wall of Recognition located at Peter Hill Park.

Although the original thirteen ladies started the nonprofit, there has been dozens more devoted volunteers who have made this organization a success.  Over the years, the Friends have hundreds of thousands of dollars and supported the county library system through the sales in their bookstore, located in the library, and community book sales.  All this is accomplished through book donations by our generous community.  There have been many fundraisers organized by loyal volunteers, which focused on the goal of supporting the library.  

The Rocklin Friends of the Library are very proud of our accomplishments!  We will be celebrating with an event on November 1, Tuesday, in the library with city and county officials at 3:00 pm with comments, reflections, and refreshments.  We will be presenting the county with a check for $40,000 as a donation to our commitment to the county library system.  Please join us!
Carmack's Corner
Tony Carmack

Each September we go back to work, back to school and back to books.  Libraries coast-to-coast recognize Library Card Sign-Up Month, and this year’s theme—Let Your Imagination Sing in the Library—was perfectly suited to the buzz of voices and activity in the Rocklin Library.  First, we set the groundwork.  Soon after the end of the Summer Reading Program in July, staff reached out to the library liaison for the Rocklin Unified School District’s eleven elementary schools, welcoming classroom visits.
And come they did!  There were 140 students, teachers, and assistants visiting from six different classrooms (first through fourth grades).  Depending on the grade, the children were read a book, sang a song, danced, shared their favorites with the librarian.  They all were given a tour of the first floor and tested their knowledge with a scavenger hunt in the stacks.  Many were issued library cards—sometimes their very first ones—and they got to use the self-checkout machines with books they chose themselves.  We rolled a cart of books outside so the kids practice returning using the AMH machine.
All of the visits were a delight for the children, the teachers, and the staff.  It was a perfect opportunity not only for connecting with our community’s schools, but for placing the groundwork for these young people to know about and visit their library throughout their lives.
The Rocklin Friends of the Library are celebrating "40 Years of Service" and we want you to celebrate with us!

Please join us at the Rocklin Library on
November 1st from 3:00pm-4:30pm
for a dessert social and a stroll down memory lane.

We'll have a short program at 3:30pm with special guests Supervisor Jim Holmes, Placer County Library Director Mary George, Rocklin Mayor Bill Halldin, Rocklin Vice Mayor Ken Broadway, and the Rocklin Chamber.

The Friends will also present a 40th Anniversary gift to our Placer County Library Administration.

We'll have a kids craft table to make bookmarks, Friends history displays, library card sign-ups, and a "Golden Ticket" book giveaway!

Come get reacquainted with the Rocklin Library;
it's back and better than ever!
There is a new Little Free Library in Rocklin's Nightridge Park!

The previous library had extensive damage from the elements and was ready to retire. Members of the Friends curate these Little Free Libraries with the help of our community.
They can be found at numerous parks throughout Rocklin.
We are so grateful to the "Penguins Patrol" of Rocklin Boy Scout Troop 435 for building our new library, and to 2022 Rocklin High School graduate Gia Fosson, for sharing her artistic talent with the community and painting a such a lovely scene for us. Did you know that Mr. Whitney used to grow oranges in Rocklin that were shipped by rail all over the country?
The Friends have been asked to help gather new books for The Placer County Action Network's "Kidz Community Program" Christmas party, and we need our community to help us in this effort! 

Last year we collected over 300 new books for kids from 
kindergarten to twelfth grade!

If you'd like to provide a book to an under resourced child in our community please email Michele@MicheleVass.com for more information or to drop off your donation. We need all donations by December 1st!