What's Happening in September
Librarian's Corner
Inspiring ideas, enriching lives, and
creating community!

Summer may be over but not the fun and excitement at the library! Here's what's new:

New Research and Learning Databases:
Find helpful library resources and links to vetted outside sources to learn a new skill, complete a research project and get the help you need. The databases are simple to use and provide information from reference books, magazines, relevant images, and videos. Some of our new research tools include health, legal matters, science and technology, DIY Auto Repair, and reference materials for elementary, middle school and high school students. The databases are listed on the catalog under "electronic resources " and on the website under "research and learning". If you are using them from home, all you need is your library card number to access them. In the library they will all automatically be logged in. The online references are available for use 24/7.

$3000 Grant for Audiobooks!
We received a grant from the State Library to purchase audiobooks. I'm in the process of ordering the new materials and if you have a specific request, please let us know.

Kids Catalog:
We now have a kid's catalog interface available! From the main catalog webpage, you can click on the kids catalog icon (located at the bottom). This will open a new page with the kids catalog interface. The kids catalog allows people to search using simple subject icons (i.e. "friendship" or "dogs"). Any Juvenile books or media will automatically be searchable using this interface.

Community Outreach:
September is National Get a Library Card Month. I have scheduled meetings with the local schools to help students get signed up for library cards and to help them understand the many resources available to them through the library including the new research databases.

We have signed many families up for library cards and will soon reach 1000 members! We also helped them become aware of the programs available through the library at the Family Fun Fest events. The Friends of the Loomis Library will have a booth at the Eggplant Festival in October, to continue our outreach. They will be selling books to support new materials and programs. We hope to see you there!

Programing for Loomis Elementary short days and Holidays: - We are scheduling activities for kids after school on 1/2 days and on those no school days that fall on a Friday. Please check out the library events calendar often to find out what's new.

New Books:
Our members are pleased with the availability of new books on the shelves. We are adding to the collection weekly and have a healthy list of best sellers in all genres and for all ages.
We are committed to finding more ways for the library to serve our community. Please let us know what we can do to meet your needs!

~Sarah Comstock
Community Engagement Librarian

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. Our first Town Talk was a success and we hope you will continue to engage in dialogue with our community leaders

Sep, 4th 5-7 pm - light refreshments will be served
Brian Baker, Town Council
Erik Walder, S. Placer Fire Chief

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
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

We would like to have more people join us!
The only thing the Page Turners Book Club is missing is YOU!

You're Invited to Join Us ~ Tue., September 18, 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Our book:
The Radium Girls:The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...


Check out our Events Calendar for ongoing and special events!

September events include:

  • National Read a Book Month - Reading Challenge and Celebration - Sept. 1-29th

  • DNA Workshops - "Finding the Hardest Ones with DNA", "Opening Pandora's Box", "Introduction to DNA Research","Autosomal Tests"

  • Page Turners Book Club: The Radium Girls

  • Current Events Discussion Group with Jerry Fuchs - Sept - January Semester Begins

  • Town Talks: Guests: Brian Baker, Town Council, Erik Walder, S. Placer Fire Chief

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

  • Story Time Fridays

  • Historical Society Presentation: Murder and Mayhem in the 1800's

  • Kids' Intro To Knitting - Finger knitting a blanket for Ages 10+

  • Library Board Meeting

  • Friends of the Library Meeting

  • Purls of Wisdom Knitting Group
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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