Marching to a Different Beat!
Librarian's Corner
News and Noteworthy Events

February was buzzing with activities at the library. We had excellent turnouts for all of our programs including a record turnout for the Loomis Basin Historical Society presentation honoring long-time community members Lila Sasaki & Fusaye Miyamoto, who shared their personal narratives as Japanese internment survivors. Their stories and the commitment of the Historical Society to keep our cultural heritage alive helps us grow as individuals and as a community.

We have partnered with other community leaders for even more fun in March. Please check out our events calendar below for more highlights.

The "I love my library because..." Valentine's messages were much appreciated by everyone. Thank you to those who took the time to let us know what we are getting right. Books, books, and more books, was the most popular sentiment followed by appreciation for our friendly staff. People also listed the many varied activities for children and adults. We just couldn't do it without your support.

Our growing membership is an indication that we are making strides to better serve the entire community. We still have a long way to go and we're asking you to help us spread the word; please talk with your friends and neighbors and post on social media everything that you feel makes our library special. Word-of-mouth advertising from friends to friends is still the best way to spread the word about the library. Thanks in advance for your help!

~Sarah Comstock
Community Engagement Librarian

FOLL Board Members
The Friends of the Loomis Library will be holding executive board member elections. If you are interested in making a difference in the future of the library and would like to join the board, please contact the nominating committee at

Town Talks
Tuesday, March 5 , 5 - 7 pm
Our Guests: Placer County CEO, Todd Leopold and Board of Supervisors, Tim Holmes

Please join us at the library for this informal discussion. The goal of Town Talks is to promote civic engagement, enhance communication, and build positive relationships in the town of Loomis. We look forward to talking with you!
Please Join Us!
Saturday, March 2, 1 - 3 pm

National Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading.

We will celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday with stories, crafts, and more surprises!
Check out our Events Calendar for ongoing and special events!

March events include:

  • UC Master Gardeners Workshop: A Rind is a Terrible Thing to Waste 3/2

  • Dr. Seuss's Birthday Bash 3/2

  • Town Talks 3/5

  • Genealogy Workshops - 3/7, 3/21, 3/28

  • Current Events Discussion Group with Jerry Fuchs - Every Thursday

  • Pre-school Storytime- Every Friday
  • Storytime with Placer County Sheriffs 3/9

  • PJ Storytime 3/12, 3/26

  • Big Daddy the Horse - Special Storytime 3/29

  • Have a Heart, Read to a Dog 3/23

  • Loomis Basin Historical Society Presentation: The Story of Peter Oest 3/21

  • Purls of Wisdom Knitting Group - Open to all beginning - advanced knitters. Every Friday

  • Origami for Beginners: Accordion Boxes 3/9

  • Friends of the Library Board Meeting 3/14

  • AARP TAX Aide - Free Income Tax Preparation by appointment only. Please call (916) 672-1182

  • Page Turners Book Club 3/26

  • Library Board Meeting 3/25

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

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.

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