February 2019
Sustaining the Library's Future
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In Conversation with Joel Stratte-McClure and Nancy Wiegman on March 2, 3-5pm.
An interview between Stratte-McClure and Wiegman recently aired on NSPR's "Nancy's Bookshelf." Listen to it here (at the 40-minute mark).

Nancy Wiegman , who will be talking with Stratte-McClure at our March 2 event, has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University. After moving to Chico in 1990, she became a classical announcer at KCHO in 1990 and often hosted an hour-long call-in show on NSPR, occasionally Weekend Showcase, and started Nancy's Bookshelf in July of 2007. Nancy is also a certified pilgrim, having walked sections of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and France many times beginning in 2005.

We are also grateful to Moseley Family Cellars for providing to wine to attendees on March 2. Join us for a glass! 
From the Executive Director
News from Jean King
No longer are libraries only a place to check out books. Today libraries serve as community resource centers, and our Shasta Public Library is no different. This became even more evident during the snow storm earlier this month. Kim Niemer, Director of Community Services for the City of Redding, explained that "During the snowstorm, the Library was used as a warming center. Some people had homes, but were without power and were looking to recharge phones and laptops. Many others were looking for a dry, warm space. They were treated to coffee and Star Wars movies. We resumed regular operations on Thursday.”

I'm also happy to report that at the Board of Directors elected new board members at the meeting held on February 21, 2019. We welcome Max Ruffcorn, Ericka Jones, Judy Smith, and Betty Harrison Smith to the Shasta Library Foundation Board of Directors. They are replacing board members Pam Hill, Lucky Jesrani, Karina Lapp and Jennifer Myhrvold, whom we thank for their service. On March 29 & 30, the board is having a retreat to discuss communications and messaging. Board President Ken Wood's new vacation home in Dunsmuir will provide an inspiring setting for our hard work (hint: it’s available as a vacation rental ). 
Ever heard of AbeBooks?
For years, The Friends of the Library have sold the more valuable books that are donated to the library through online sales. For the most part, it has been a stable income producing project. Earlier this month, the Foundation took over this project by moving the operation into the library (see photo). Funds from these sales will support library collections, programs, and services.

One of my goals is to provide income to the library, not only through your generous donations, but also entrepreneurial enterprises. We’ll be sending out more information in upcoming newsletters. Thank you for your support of our ongoing efforts.

Yours,
Upcoming Events
The Book Report
Read a good book lately? Join Executive Director Jean King and Mimi Moseley on February 28, 2019, at 5 pm to share and learn what others are reading. To RSVP or for more information contact Jean .
A Novel Affair with Harry Potter
Remember to mark your calendar for September 28, 2019, as the Shasta Library Foundation hosts "A Novel Affair with Harry Potter." Volunteers are still needed. Please contact us if you are interested!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. You can reserve your table now , or contact us for more details.
Promoting greater awareness of the Library's valuable resources
Library Events
Redding Library -  Children's Library
Saturday, March 16: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come read to a dog. The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. But not just any dog. R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team who come to the Redding Library to be reading companions for children.
From Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
by Lisa Papp (2016)
Supporting the Library
An update on the Carr Fire Book Drive 
Thanks to all who donated to the Carr Fire Book Drive. Don't worry, if you are on the Library's list to rebuild your home library, they are working their way through the list, and we will be in touch soon. They will not run out of books.

If you know a family that lost their home to the fires, send them this link to sign up to come in and choose their books.  https://goo.gl/forms/9AYrMJOvjCo9Sehv2
Redding Library's Teen Advisory Board's "Bake & Donate" raised $167.48 for the Carr Fire and Camp Fire victims.
This family got a great start today rebuilding their home library lost to the Carr Fire.